This weekend, my husband and I had the opportunity to speak at church to the entire congregation. While it took me most of the week to decide what to speak on (I decided on how we can be happy by being creative and looking for ways to serve other people, based on a talk from Dieter F. Uchtdorf), the Sunday morning dilemma was what to wear.
Public Speaking Tip: If you want to hold your audience’s attention longer, wear a jacket. And tell stories.
It’s true! This is great advice for people in a leadership or professional environment. Wearing a third layer piece of clothing, like a jacket, a vest, or a cardigan, will make you take up a little bit more space, making you seem more important. And who can go wrong with telling stories?