What to Wear Sales Presentations & Pitchings FAQ #3 Video #Andrewtollinton


What should I wear today for this video
I am not about to switch to a clip of me in my boxer shorts I’ve always regretted
it no matter what it is that you choose to wear make sure it fits you
it fits you go to see a tailor today I’m dressed in smart casual not too casual
not too smart there is a saying the most beautiful you can thing you can wear is
confidence if you wear a t-shirt and you pitch into financial services use
your common sense the likelihood is this is not a good thing don’t be stupid
we should as a rule try and reflect our audience in what we’re wearing we can
violate this rule yes if you are pitching underwear you could pitch in
your underwear and no I am not about to switch to a clip of me in my boxer
shorts we can wear whatever we like if it is congruent and part of our pitch hmm what should I wear today for this
video what should I wear for a pitch I have to give lots of thoughts about what
I’m going to wear every time I appear on camera today I’m dressed in smart casual
not too casual not too smart so hopefully I’m accessible to you and when
it comes to pitches I also need to think about what I’m going to wear there is a
saying the most beautiful you can thing you can wear is confidence and if you
feel confident wearing a t-shirt good on you but if you wear a t-shirt and you
pitch into financial services the likelihood is this is not a good thing
we should as a rule try and reflect our audience in what we’re wearing if they
wear t-shirts when we pitch we should wear t-shirts if they wear suits we
should wear suits now we can violate this rule we can in actual fact wear
absolutely anything we want if it’s congruent and works as part of our pitch
for example I saw an individual pitching a medical device therefore he wore and he
wore a medical gown and a medical hat completely incongruent with the normal
pitch but it worked because it was seen as a prop and part of his pitch that
means yes if you are pitching underwear you could pitch in your underwear and no
I am not about to switch to a clip of me in my boxer shorts we can wear whatever
we like if it is congruent and part of our pitch a couple more points when I go
to pitch I typically wear a white shirt white shirts look smart and crisp white
think virgin think new think natural when you go to a French restaurant you
get a lovely thick tablecloth which is nearly always white this is a formal
dining that’s what it says about you if you’re wearing a white shirt now
you can get into a little bit of trouble if you wear something really formal and
you meet a lot of people that are not dressed formally but it’s okay you can
dress down but you can’t dress up I once gave a pitch into a premium German motor
manufacturer it was only me and I walked into the room and there were 15 male
engineers they all wore small shirts with the arms cut off here and open neck
as soon as I got in there I took off my jacket I removed my tie and I rolled up
my sleeves so I started to mirror that audience I could do that because I could
dress down but had I gone in there with a t-shirt and they were all wearing
suits I’d have been screwed because I could not dress up final point to think
about when you go to pitch no matter what it is that you choose to wear make
sure it is tailored by which I mean it fits you I was recently at a talk and an
individual stood up to give a 20-minute talk in the tightest fitting shirt I’ve
ever seen every single contour of his body was outlined and it was pretty
unfortunate for him because he did not have an aesthetically pleasing body to
look at some way far from it in fact it’s a really good idea if you’re
wearing a t-shirt if you’re wearing a shirt if you’re wearing a suit whatever
it is you’re wearing make sure it fits you and if it doesn’t fit you it’s too
loose too tight go to see a tailor it doesn’t mean you need to go and get a
tailored suit all it means is you need to go and get it fitted so the arms
links are correct the neck is correct a lot of men that I’ve seen have pitched
and they’ve got shirts which don’t quite meet around the middle because they are
an actual fact too large nowadays so the shirt does not fit them properly in
other words the chest fits them but the neck doesn’t so they have a tie but it’s
not done all the way up because the collar will not cross over and will not
match in that situation that individual needs to go to a tailor and
get a tailor-made shirt so in conclusion what should you wear when you go to
pitch you should wear something which you feel confident in but that’s not the
only rule you can wear things which are completely peculiar and deviate from the
normal kind of thing you’d wear in a pitch if it supports your pitch make
sure that whatever you’re wearing is well tailored and it fits you and
finally it’s better to dress up so you can dress down than the other way round

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