Business fashion rules are for followers

Who made the rules for what to wear on-camera?

Conventional sources tell you to wear something conservative when on camera. A navy suit is your safest (although most boring) bet. Are you speaking in front of an audience? Where is that (dull, forgettable) black dress in your closet?

It is an odd thing that when all eyes are on you, the temptation is to dress to blend in to the curtain drapery or backdrop.

Let’s take a lesson from the beloved Queen Elizabeth. When she was in the spotlight, her goal was to make it easy for people to spot her. Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is quoted as saying, "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen.'"

Queen Elizabeth

The same principle applies when YOU are the one on camera or on stage presenting.

Do you want people to think you are a member of the audience who accidentally wandered onto stage or do you want to be seen as a confident, dynamic, sought-after expert who has something interesting to say? Your credibility increases when you dress for your role.

What makes you credible?

What's your 60-Second Celebration?

Watch the video below and take the next 60 seconds and think about one success in the past week that you can celebrate.

 

 

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