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How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John by Jeremey Donovan

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CHAPTER 18

Dressing for Success on Stage

TIP 97: Select an appropriate outfit in advance of the event.

The clothing you wear during your talk can affect your performance and its reception by your audience. Consequently, do not leave selecting, cleaning, or buying your outfit to the evening before or the day of your performance. Instead, assemble your outfit a few days in advance so that you can focus your attention on polishing your content and delivery.

The single most important consideration for dressing for success on stage is that the clothes you wear make you feel physically comfortable. Most people are more at ease wearing clothes that are slightly loose fitting. Because stage lighting can be hot, choose breathable natural fabrics like ...

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