Its no secret that meetings have changed, so its only natural to reflect that in your wardrobe. Waist up is where its at and even though you may be broadcasting from home, you still want to always look and present your best. Here are 5 tips to help you stay stylish, polished, and presentable during these times.
Wear Solid colors. Solid colors come across best on camera. Busy prints can make you look heavy and detract from what you are saying, as some may be focusing on the print pattern. If you have not had a color analysis, get one. Its an invaluable service that can ensure you look your best in colors that suit your skin tone and hair color.
Accessorize. Do not go overboard, but a nice pair of earrings or necklace can really finish out your outfit and complete your look. If you are wearing a black or navy top, a silver necklace or something with red enamel or a pop of color can give you a bit of pizazz.
Lighting. Make sure you have ample lighting. You can get a ring light online or add another lamp to your home office. You want to ensure people can see you clearly. Also, make sure the lighting is stable, some ring lights tend to go out or flicker.
Makeup. On camera makeup should be a bit darker, so use a shade or two darker of lipstick, blush and/or eye shadow, it will show up better on camera and define your features more. Contouring your face, especially under the eyes and cheekbones to give you a healthy glow.
Hair. I recommend hair to be neat, pulled back, straight, or soft curls. You do not want to overdo it, but you do want your hair to look nice. Invest in a good straight iron to tame frizzy hair, if you don’t have time, pull it back in a ponytail or bun.
A seasoned Entrepreneur of 14 years, Kerry Kathleen Heaps is a media maven, hosting two podcasts and publishing two magazines. She is also the Founder of Pitch like a B*tch Media, an online resource for Entrepreneurs that want to gain more media exposure. She also owns Book.Speak.Repeat. a speaker submission service helping Speakers gain more PAID speaking engagements.
She is the Author of Pitch like a Bitch, Top 10 tips to pitch like a Pro (December 2018) and the Create your own Media series for Podcasting, Publishing and Publicity. Kerry has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work, and an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit.
Kerry has interviewed celebrities such as Co-Host of Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, Authors Larry Winget, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Former Miss West Virginia and QVC Talk Show host, Kim Parrish and many more successful business entrepreneurs. She is a sought-after guest for many media outlets. Kerry loves animals, enjoys photography and is currently mastering the art of speaking French!