People ask me often, “How should I dress for my presentation?”

There’s no hard and fast rule, but I do have suggestions.

At some hipster conferences, casual dress is fine, but you’re usually better off to go dressier. That might mean business attire. Or maybe business-casual—but not too casual.

Solid colors are better for most people than prints. And please find out what color the backdrop is. You don’t want to stand in front of a black drape wearing a black dress–your audience will be watching a floating head.

You’ll find more practical, real-world suggestions in this short video.

What to Wear on Stage, Catherine Johns

Next week, I’ll answer that one question left dangling here. And I’ll share some other tips for looking your best at the front of the room.

Meantime, post a comment below to share your speaking wardrobe dos and don’ts.