Last month I was invited to be a presenter for the National University’s Quantico Online Information Center’s Improve Your Groove Series. The first part of the series was titled “Presentation is Everything” which focused on enhancing and developing polished professionals.
This was my first time giving a presentation on style so I was definitely nervous. It’s one thing to work with clients one on one. It’s another to have to stand up in front of people and give a formal presentation!
My friend Lisa traveled with me to support and take a few pictures (thanks Lisa)! Dress for Success began the evening presentation focusing on the dos and don’ts of the workplace. They also discussed why it is important to look professional. I followed the Dress for Success presentation, focusing on three areas: tips for building a professional wardrobe, complimentary styles for respective body types and day to night looks. Although I was nervous, once I started my nerves eased a bit. It also helped that those in attendance seemed really engaged. It’s reassuring to see people nod their heads, smile or laugh at a funny moment. Following the presentations, everyone enjoyed a fashion show of business attire looks presented by Express.
I was gifted with a Certificate of Appreciation from the National University. It was weird being introduced as “the guest presenter” and receiving the certificate since I’ve always attended events that have guest speakers and presenters; I am usually the person watching, not the one giving the presentation! Who knows, maybe giving style presentations is something I should get used to doing
If you need a stylist to give a presentation at an upcoming event, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org