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Presentation Skills - Clothing

Great Public Speaking

Fun presenters can wear fun clothing but within the limits of your industry. I'm not going to pretend to be Mr. Clothes Horse (I've been accused of looking too corporate), but I will offer a few tips that should help you out.

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Public Speaking Tips - Clothing

Great Public Speaking

Fun presenters can wear fun clothing but within the limits of your industry. I'm not going to pretend to be Mr. Clothes Horse (I've been accused of looking too corporate), but I will offer a few tips that should help you out. When presenting, don't wear clothes that are uncomfortable even if they look great. Wear clothes somewhere in the upper fringe of the limits for your industry, i.e., stand out, but not way out. *If

Metail: The clothes bought online may fit, but look terrible

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"   UK company Metail, through a partnership with Warehouse, may solve the problem of ordering clothes online which fit, reports Steve O'Hear of TECH CRUNCH.   Currently, O'Hear tells us that because of bad fits, 70% of clothes purchased online get returned.  "The red dress she wore.    Oh, it fit just right.    The trouble is that it was much too young for her.    Ha ha ha. 

Fast Fashion - What's Been Killing off Lux, Retail, Anna Wintour, and Glam Media (and, like, who cares about branding)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, the phenomenon of Fast Fashion entails extracting ideas from BigFashion catwalks, then rushing to leverage the most marketable elements of them into affordable clothes which are shipped off to cool low-cost retailers. Full Disclosure: I haven't purchased a new article of clothing since pre-COVID-19. Fast Fashion, like Fast Fiction , is opening new niches in a very old industry.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

Move lamps around if you need to, and consider purchasing a ring light. Avoid clothing with patterns. On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. But a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two.

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Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

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They are quick to purchase from hyped brands, will queue for hours during a new product launch and become vocal brand ambassadors on social media as long as the brand maintains a trending place in the Gen Z culture. Even the Generation Me representatives are rather cautious when it comes to their finances (as their tendency to resell clothes shows).

2020 73

Macy's Versus J.C. Penney - The Story At Tucson, Arizona Mall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the summer, for an onsite assignment I needed new clothes. I purchased them all for under a hundred bucks. You can't sell, at least not to Everywoman, unless you are providing an extreme bargain. Here at the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and J.C. Penney are based in the same section. As I drive in, Macy's is on the left, J.C. on the right. I always head right. Once in J.C. I gleefully endure long lines to get into the dressing room and to then check out.

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

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Customer retention workflows — personalized upsells/cross-sells, triggered by recent customer purchases; customer review requests, triggered by recent purchases; cart abandonment emails, triggered by on-site actions.

Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All those I spoke with said Macy's isn't their first stop when looking for clothes.   A few Saturdays ago, I purchased four brandname tops and one brandname pair of slacks at Penney for a little over $40. I was able to apply two $10 coupons to that purchase.  In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side. In the fitting rooms and checkout lines in Penney, shoppers wait patiently for service.

2016 43

Videos - Before You Make A Lot More.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clothes can change. We might purchase a copy of classic films like "Wizard of Oz" and classic literature such as "Pride and Prejudice." " But, no way are we going to purchase anything from a vendor of a current product or service whose whatever is dated. Sure, this is a visual age. And, sure attaching a video to whatever can boost your search-engine rankings.

2015 50

Second-Hand Cool - How the Game Gets Played

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That ranged from clothes to end tables. In 2016, when I relocated from the 122-degree temperatures of the southwest to the midwest freeze I purchased coats, sweaters, gloves, and wool hats at the Austintown, Ohio Goodwill. The second-hand movement has surfaced from the underground to startups like RealReal and established retailers such as J.C. Penney. That means competition for Goodwill, which used to own the territory.

2019 43

A Bear Market - One More Reason to Put Off Retirement or to Need to "Reverse Retire"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was collective action to share services and goods so that we didn't need to purchase so much. Mothers passed down outgrown clothes to neighbors. The bull market, Howard Gold reminds us in MarketWatch , is 10 years old.

2018 52

Missoni for $40: Target.com crashes but future looks amazingly profitable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Target put together a line of Missoni clothing retrofitted for prices as low as $40 for a skirt.    Hunch: In that segment, Target could evolve into what Talbots had been in the professional-woman niche: The store in which mid-level females never made a mistake in purchasing attire for work.   Fashionable Frugal = sweet spot in female-clothing market.

The Year of COVID-19: April 10, 2020 (a very strange spring)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What kicked in was the purchasing mindset of the discount. What about the families of the purchasers? That meant we were always off - be it holiday goodies or seasonal clothes. Outside, the landscaper types on their motorized mowing devices were busy bees with the grass. After all, this is spring. Grass grows in spring. But the noise, a signature of spring, sounded strange. We remain in the winter of the human race. We got it: Nature has the upper hand.

2020 43

Pope Francis - Not Bullish On The Internet Of Things

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the tactics was not purchasing patent leather shoes for their daughters. Such an article of clothing caught the reflection of the female's underwear. Generations Y and Z might be rolling their eyes. In surfing the news on their mobile devices, they might have come across Pope Francis' criticism of the Internet of Things. Here is coverage from DailyMail.

2015 52

Aging Executive Communications Players Who Lost It All - No, You Don't Have to Think Ecuador

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, clothes can be expensive in Ecuador. Food purchased at the supermarket had gone down across the nation. It's happening all the time. They were riding high in communications jobs, including ghostwriting and speechwriting, in major metro areas. Then age bias hit hard. In disbelief, they assumed another good job would come along. They went through their nest egg. Now they are all-ears about the supposed magical solution of relocating outside the U.S.

2016 56

How to Do Market Segmentation The Right Way

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For example, if you owned a clothing store, you might market clothing featuring designs by local artists for people living within a certain area. By tracking, purchasing patterns and on-site behavior, for example, brands can curate product recommendations even customize special offers for target audience members. You may have a great product, top-notch go-to-market strategy and a bullet-proof sales campaign, and still fail to generate the revenues you expected.

"Micro" Square Footage In 2016 Becomes New Symbol For Cool - Over, Four- And Five-Digit Square Footage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, in my 400+ square feet my purchasing choices are limited. That extends from clothing to furniture. Apartments 265 to 350 square feet are the hot item in New York. About 60,000 have applied for those residential units at Carmel Place in Kips Bay. Here are the details from the New York Post. The buzzword for that trend is "micro." " And it's the new cool. In the 1970s, we in the counterculture framed the phenomenon as "Small is beautiful."

2015 43

Public Speaking : THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

Great Public Speaking

I'm certainly no clothes horse. I do happen to know a little bit about speaker clothing that polished pro speakers need to know about. Unless you use a handheld microphone, or a wired clip on microphone (which causes you to trip over the wire all day) in one way or the other you have to deal with a wireless transmitter bulge in your clothing. This needs to be addressed when you are purchasing the clothing you plan on wearing when you speak.

2008 40

America, Don't Cry for Jim Tinney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some of them roamed the aisles in plain clothes. They would enter the store, snatch up an identical item, then attempt to have the purchase price returned at customer service. Every lawyer and every well-trained security guard knows: Beware how to approach anyone suspected of attempting a five-finger discount. Bungle that and the organization could be hammered with a major lawsuit, horrific publicity and a boycott by those who perceive any type of profiling. 

2017 40

Communication Strategies: How to avoid sexist talk

The Communication Blog

Or, as in a recent television sitcom, men should purchase the electronics. Transvestites (people who prefer—always, frequently, or just sometimes—to dress in the clothing of the sex other than the one they were assigned at birth and who may be gay or straight, male or female) are addressed on the basis of their clothing. Although non-sexist language is becoming the norm, it may help to review some of the major issues and guidelines involved in avoiding sexist talk.

2011 116

Over-40 in Era of Extreme Age Bias - 5 Strategies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My first stop when shopping for clothes is the consignment shop or Goodwill retail. Instead of a new car, I am maintaining the one purchased in 2011. Age bias exists. Lawsuits alleging that have been filed against employers ranging from PwC to Alphabet.    In this era of extreme cost control the relatively high salary of seasoned employees and the relatively high fees of experienced gig workers are a no-no. 

2018 40

Planning a Presentation? Make Sure Your Back-Up Plan Really Covers Your Back

DeFinis Communications

Before the flight took off she called her husband and explained her dilemma—that she would arrive in DC after hours with no business clothes to wear the next day and no place to shop. She decided to go to the hotel and offer to “purchase” a hotel uniform worn by one of the women at the front desk— if she was lucky enough to find a 6 ft. She was absolutely stunned to see these beautiful clothes ready to wear to her presentation the following morning.

2013 190

Retail Hotties: Consignment, push-marketers Goodwill, Salvation Army

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What screams out as the push power in retail is the plain-vanilla discount clothes establishment that has grabbed smart babes by the throat.    At the latter, in 2005, I had purchased a coat, shoes and a sweater for $32.   Tradition weighs heavy even in the supposedly volatile clothes industry. Corporate executives who really want to get a handle on emerging trends need to board public transportation. 

Small Business - Create Ecosystem, Just Like Apple, Disney, and Mattel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Big Business, an ecosystem might include: Add-ons, such as Barbie's clothing, accessories, furniture and boyfriend. Partnering with both large and small organizations, private sector and non-profit, to extend branding through supporting good causes, lobbying for an issue, providing trial purchases, and entertaining. Small Business, both brick-and-mortar and online, can create ecosystems to expand their marketing borders.

2018 40

Businesses & Marketing - Learning (plenty) from Barbie's Ecosystem

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The phenomenon, which scaled for years before it started dying , was designed to always connect in real time to the user and the purchaser, that is, the parent. As Susan Baker details in her book "New Consumer Marketing: Managing a Living Demand System," there were and still are Barbie fan clubs, Barbie conventions, lines of merchandise such as Barbie logo clothing, and animated videos such as "Barbie in the Nutcracker." It's a dog fight out there.

2018 40

Planning a Presentation? Make Sure Your Back-Up Plan Really Covers Your Back

DeFinis Communications

Before the flight took off she called her husband and explained her dilemma—that she would arrive in DC after hours with no business clothes to wear the next day and no place to shop. She decided to go to the hotel and offer to “purchase” a hotel uniform worn by one of the women at the front desk— if she was lucky enough to find a 6 ft. She was absolutely stunned to see these beautiful clothes ready to wear to her presentation the following morning.

2013 136

Polyvore - Create outfits, ads your way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Started by three ex-Yahoo engineers, Polyvore already sells ads and earns commissions on what visitors click on or purchase as to clothing.  Polyvore lets all of us being fashion designers and ad folk.    This online fashion magazine has more unique visitors last June [835,000] than Vogue's online Style.com.      And its my hunch that visitors spend more time at the site than they do at Vogue's. 

Ads 40

How to Start a Presentation: 5 Strong Opening Slides and 9 Tricks To Test

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billion per year on producing clothes no one will ever purchase”. Knowing how to start a presentation is crucial: if you fail to capture the audience attention right of the bat, your entire presentation will flop. Few listeners will stick with you to the end and retain what you have told. That is mildly unpleasant when you are doing an in-house presentation in front of your colleagues. But can become utterly embarrassing when you are presenting in front of larger audiences (e.g.

2018 72

Over-70 & Remaining Working - 6 Tips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In Southwestern Arizona, a former corporate energy policy analyst purchased a tutoring franchise. Long story short, the only opportunity offered to me was about seven hours a week in a retail clothing store. During Q2 2017, 19% of us between 70 and 74 were working, documents the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's an increase from 11% back in 1994. And remaining working is not just for money. We are healthy and love what we do.

2017 43

The Social Media Site You May Not Know About

Communication Steroids

The currency is “Linden Dollars” (Linden Labs controls and operates the Second Life environment) which you can purchase for regular dollars in your account. So, some will purchase land, build apartments and rent you a place to live. Others will design custom clothing.

Make Your Blog Produce By Making It Relevant

Communication Steroids

Sure, I hear you saying, trends may be relevant for some industries like pop music or women’s clothes; but I machine custom parts for antique tractors…what possible use could trend-spotting have for me?

Dow down 347.80: My vow of poverty almost 7 years later

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My clothing, including shoes, come from consignment stores.      Six years ago, at a secondhand shop in Seymour, Connecticut I purchased a coat, shoes, and sweater for $32.  The plunge of the Dow - stopped downward trajectory at 347.80 - came and went, unnoticed by me.    See, despite the pick-up in the communications business and the predictions of a coming job glut [ Download JOBGLUT ], I stayed with my vow of poverty. 

2003 43

Unhappy People: Chekhov sure had their number

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Until then, just purchase a rat in a toy store.    Then go over to the doll's clothes section and find some pants suits.  Conventional feeling has it that we should show compassion to unhappy people.    That could be just what they need to make that leap into the unknowns and risks of trying to be happy. Anton Chekhov would violently disagree. 

2009 40

Financial Literacy: So few of us get a high score (and what the International Center for Journalists is doing about that)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Among them is the lack of essential self worth which we attempt to mask with purchasing real estate, cars, clothes, and meals out, including picking up the check for others way too often.  Nine years ago this November there I was sitting on the carpet in the hallway of my medical doctor's office.    It was before regular office hours.      I didn't have an appointment.    "You are clinically depressed."

2012 40

Speaking with Authentic Authenticity

Speak and Deliver

Some speakers, such as Scott the Nametag Guy, make their clothing a part of their brand. Followers Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Rich Hopkins Speaker, Author, Communications Coach CLICK image to purchase!

2010 87

AP CEO Tom Curley to Staff: No, Layoffs Not Over [embedded message]

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Upscale branded clothing, including in size 12, can be purchased in the exploding number of consignment shops.  The emerging employment game is just-in-time, even if you have a traditional full-time position with benefits.    If you read between the lines, that's essentially what AP Chief Executive Officer Tom Curley told staff.    Specifically he noted that, no, the layoffs are not over. 

2009 40