Attire: Part 7 of How to Record a Great Speech for an Online Course

Attire: Part 7 of How to Record a Great Speech for an Online Course


Attire Choosing appropriate attire shows respect for your audience, and first impressions matter. Before you ever begin speaking, your audience will form an opinion of you based on your appearance. So dress in a way that helps establish your credibility. Figure out whether business attire or casual clothing is the norm for your audience, and dress accordingly. That means don’t wear torn or dirty clothing, and don’t wear pajamas. Some otherwise nice-looking clothing doesn’t work well for video. For example, striped shirts can look like they’re vibrating. Busy patterns draw the audience’s attention away from you and your presentation aids, so avoid them. Don’t wear a shirt that’s the same color as the background. Solid colors that contrast with the background but don’t clash with it are best.

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