Monday, September 12, 2016
Dress for success, not like a ninja
On September 5th at the SketchBubble blog Ashish Arora posted on Look the Part: How to Dress for Success for Your Next Presentation. His good advice included headings about:
Dress as well as your audience
Wear an outfit that allows movement
Watch those colors
For the ladies...
And for you men...
What did he miss? Look at his image showing a man’s black suit coat against a slightly lighter gray background. Instead you should check out where you will be speaking. The clothes colors you choose should provide significant contrast with the background.
Otherwise you will be a stealth speaker, as I discussed on March 20th in a post titled Don’t dress like a ninja when you are going to speak! In an earlier 2011 post I also mentioned that you also should avoid finely spaced patterns like check shirts, which will produce moire patterns on video recordings.
The ninja image is from Wikimedia Commons.