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The way leadership speakers carry themselves is very important, and especially the way he or she dresses when addressing the public. This might seem like it’s a trivial subject, but be assured it can make the difference on whether people will take you seriously or not. If you an aspiring leader, here are a few points to follow.
Dressing isn’t Everything
It’s not about just being smart and wearing a suit if you are a man or a pretty dress if you are a woman. As leadership speakers, you need to know what type of audience you are addressing. We live in a world where you can be judged by appearances, unfortunately. You can be dressed too formally and therefore intimidate the audience so they don’t feel comfortable hearing advice from you. As a woman you can be wearing too much jewelry and put the audience off.
Let Your Clothes Reflect Your Status
Of course, as a leader you have to be successful or at least create the impression that you are successful, so for most part dress according to that status. For men, make sure your shoes are nicely polished and if you are wearing a suit make sure it’s dry-cleaned. For women, it’s good to have a nice dress that’s not too short. High heeled shoes are a good option, but not necessarily compulsory. Dressing like leadership speakers you admire can get you admired as well.
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