LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Presentation Prep

Let's Hear it for the Boys

On any regular day of class for a college student, it’s acceptable to roll out of bed and head straight to class. On most days, if you actually choose to wear an outfit that you didn’t sleep in, people will wonder why you’re “dressed up.” Each semester, it is inevitable that you will have at least one day of class where you have to stand up in front of the class and give a presentation. This is one day that the just-rolled-out-of-bed look is anything but acceptable. When giving a presentation in class, it’s extremely important to make a strong impression — even before you begin speaking. The best way to start off your presentation on a high note is to be dressed professionally and confidently.

This Fashionisto is definitely walking up to the podium with his head high. He is wearing a bold and professional ensemble that makes a statement without being too flashy. His ensemble is made up of trendy pieces in neutral hues so as to appear stylish while still keeping the professional feel necessary for a presentation. From the moment this Fashionisto steps in front of the class, it will be clear that he is dressed to impress. He chose a trendy pair of colored denim pants but instead of choosing a bright and bold color, he opted for a more subdued color — navy. He layered a plain white T-shirt underneath a simple gray blazer. The navy blue buttons on the blazer simultaneously tie the whole look together while also adding an extra pop of color to the neutral-colored jacket. He added a touch of his own personal style to his look by popping the collar of the blazer. This personal touch of flair immediately accomplishes the main goal of any presenter: to attract all of the attention in the room. He continues the neutral theme of his ensemble by finishing off his look with a pair of mocha brown combat boots.

The most important part about dressing for a class presentation is to balance being professional and fashionable. It may be difficult for all of the Fashionistos out there to tone down their fashion choices in exchange for professionalism, but it is important to know that it doesn’t have to be one or the other! There is no need to sacrifice fashion for looking professional or vice versa. True Fashionistos know how to create the perfect balance of the two, and with that strategy they will certainly steal the show!

Hint: The best way to get ahead, whether it is in school or in the workplace, is to stand out. The best way to stand out is to treat everyday like a presentation. From day one, make sure you’re dressed to impress. While everyone else is still in their pajamas, you will be the daily showstopper. The most important part of getting ahead is getting noticed, and by considering everyday as presentation day there is no doubt you will be attracting all of the attention!

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