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There are TOO many colognes to choose from. There are colognes for each season, each occasion, and every other situation you can imagine. But what are the most masculine colognes?

What if you just want to narrow the massive list of colognes down to what will make you smell manly? Are there colognes out there that will bring out your masculine aura?

You bet.

In today’s article, we’re going over the top MANLIEST fragrances, and what you can expect from each one.

  1. Egoiste by Chanel
  2. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
  3. Fahrenheit by Dior
  4. Quorum by Antonio Puig
  5. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme by Paco Rabanne
  6. Pour Homme de Caron by Caron
  7. Aramis by Aramis
  8. Kuoros by Yves Saint Laurent
  9. Polo Green by Ralph Lauren
  10. Zaharoff by Zaharoff
  11. Noir Extreme by Tom Ford
  12. Anthracite by Tom Ford
  13. Ombre Leather by Tom Ford
  14. Eau Sauvage Extreme by Dior
  15. Yatagan by Caron
  16. Bentley for Men Intense by Bentley
  17. Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos
  18. Bvlgari Man by Bvlgari
  19. A*Men Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler
  20. Heritage By Guerlian

1. Egoiste By Chanel

The first entry on the list is light and inoffensive.

Overview

Egoiste is an inoffensive men’s cologne from the house of Chanel. it was created in 1990 by Jacques Polge. His goal was to release a concoction that embodied sophistication – and that meant bringing in dark florals, damp woods, and spices.

Egoiste has excellent projection – you WILL turn heads with this one. It strikes a rare, but satisfying balance between its reach and intensity. Every whiff is pleasant and conservative.

All in all, this is a solid foundational fragrance for beginners.

Fragrance Type: Woody Floral (Click here to read our article on men’s fragrance types and what they mean)

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Mahogany, mandarin, rosewood, coriander.
  • Heart Notes: Rose, cinnamon.
  • Base Notes: Leather, sandalwood, vanilla, tobacco, amber.

2. Tobacco Vanille By Tom Ford

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If you love the smell of cigars, you’ll love this.

Overview

Launched in 2007 and developed by Olivier Gillotin, this is an Oriental Spicy EDP (Eau De Parfum). It’s not cheap – expect to pay over $200 for this quality fragrance.

It’s worth the price.

According to Tom Ford, this is an opulent and luxurious fragrance meant to conjure images of an English gentleman’s club: The smell of a cigar humidor complemented with creamy, fruity scents.

Fragrance Type: Oriental Spicy

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Tobacco, spice.
  • Heart Notes: Tonka bean, tobacco blossom, vanilla, cacao
  • Base Notes: Dried fruits, wood.

What are the heck are top notes? Click here for the ultimate fragrance guide.

3. Fahrenheit 1988 By Dior

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Controversial, but classic.

Overview

This masterpiece came as the brainchild of Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac. What’s unique is how modern it smells despite its age.  It truly has stood the test of time.

It is divisive…

This masculine fragrance brings out the alpha male. It introduces a potent gasoline note that stands out from other fragrances. It’s like putting violets on a leather jacket and setting them both on fire.

Fragrance Type: Woody Floral

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lavender, mandarin, lime, hawthorn, chamomile, nutmeg.
  • Heart Notes: Nutmeg, rose, honeysuckle, sandalwood, violet, jasmine, cedar.
  • Base Notes: Leather, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vetiver.

4. Quorum By Antonio Puig

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Uncompromising and direct – the classic masculine scent.

Overview

This fragrance was launched in 1981 by Carlos Benaim, Max Gavarry, and Rosendo Mateu. This is a masculine classic – what I imagine Al Pacino and Robert De Niro smell like.

Like all of the most masculine colognes, it’s a no-nonsense men’s fragrance.

Quorum falters slightly in terms of projection and longevity, both of which are average when compared to other powerful colognes. Another possible critique (if you can call it that) is that it’s old-fashioned. One thing is for sure: You can’t deny its timelessness. It stuck around this long for a reason.

Fragrance Type: Woody Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Artemisia, caraway, grapefruit, lime.
  • Heart Notes: Cyclamen, pine tree, rose, sandalwood.
  • Base Notes: Leather, amber, oakmoss, tobacco.

5. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme By Paco Rabanne

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This is an all-around gentlemanly scent.

Overview

This elegant scent was developed by Jean Martel and released in 1973. It’s meant to embody a gentlemanly character with a differing interpretation from Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille.

Even though it doesn’t belong to the Oriental family  – which is known for its seductive qualities, this is nonetheless praised as an alluring and masculine fragrance.

Fragrance Type: Aromatic Fougere

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Rosemary, clary sage, rosewood.
  • Heart Notes: Tonka bean, lavender, geranium.
  • Base Notes: Honey, amber, musk, oakmoss.

6. Pour Homme De Caron By Caron

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This has been around for almost a century – there’s a reason for it.

Overview

“Simplicity” is the one word that comes to mind when smelling this fragrance. Developed far back in 1934 by Ernest Daltroff, this is a timeless fragrance perfect for men looking to dip their toes into the world of men’s cologne.

Heritage backs this masculine fragrance like no other. Pour Homme De Caron was the first-ever fragrance developed specifically for men.

Fragrance Type: Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lavender.
  • Heart Notes: Vanilla.
  • Base Notes: Musk.

7. Aramis By Aramis

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This woody fragrance is a pure classic.

Overview

This recognizable concoction was released in 1966 – marketed toward men who valued tradition and classic style. In many ways it embodies much of our core RMRS values – it has timelessness at the core of its philosophy.

It was first available only in Harrods in NY and the UK, but it’s expanded drastically since then. Its most recent iteration was Aramis Gold, released in 1998. This is a sharp smell that shouldn’t be underestimated – you will turn heads, and many of them will be ladies!

Fragrance Type: Woody Spicy

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Aldehydes, artemisia, gardenia, bergamot, clover.
  • Heart Notes: Patchouli, sage, orris root, jasmine, cardomom.
  • Base Notes: Leather, sandalwood, amber, musk, coconut, oakmoss, vetiver.

8. Kouros By Yves Saint Laurent

very manly scent
Kouros is considered an aggressively masculine fragrance.

Overview

This is a primordial scent if there ever was one. If you ever wanted a fragrance that smells absolutely musky, then this is the one for you. It’s what I’d picture the Dothraki from Game of Thrones, or Tarzan smelling like.

Though it’s not in the foreground, the fragrance definitely looms with a smell vaguely reminiscent of animal sweat. Don’t let that deter you, though. This is masculinity at its most primal.

It’s also among the more affordable fragrances you can find, the perfect addition to our most masculine colognes!

Fragrance Type: Aromatic Fougere

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Aldehydes, artemisia, coriander, sage, bergamot.
  • Heart Notes: Rose, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, jasmine, vetiver, geranium.
  • Base Notes: Honey, leather, tonka bean, amber, musk, civet, oakmoss, vanilla.

9. Polo Green By Ralph Lauren

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This is one fragrance you can’t go wrong with.

Overview

This is a classic woody masculine fragrance forged by Carlos Benaim in 1978. It’s another one of those timeless manly smells that you can’t go wrong with. It has all the elements to make you feel like a rugged man from the woods about to change into a tux for the evening.

We’ve discussed this fragrance before in our article about men’s cologne types.

Fragrance Type: Woody Chypre

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Coriander, basil,  juniper berries, bergamot.
  • Heart Notes: Leather, rose, pepper.
  • Base Notes: Tobacco is dominant, with hints of musk and oakmoss.

10. Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme by Zaharoff

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Zaharoff is a modern cologne that harkens back to the classics.

Overview

This is a relatively new fragrance released in 2018 and created by Claude Dir. If there was one word to describe it, it would be “uplifting.” It successfully pays homage to old-school classics while building something new and unique. The most masculine colognes today have to find new ways to be innovative while honoring the classics.

It’s also wonderfully versatile – suitable for both day and night. The fragrance yields strong projection and longevity and retails at a decent price for what you’re getting. This is an instant classic.

Fragrance Type: Woody Aromatic.

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Cardamom, lavender, black pepper, pear, cypress.
  • Heart Notes: Ginger, cedar, oud, iris, pimento, balsam.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, black amber, myrrh, frankincense.

11. Noir Extreme By Tom Ford

noir bottle black and gold most masculine colognes
A fragrance for the agent of chaos.

Overview

Tom Ford launched this EDP in 2012, followed by the EDT in May of 2015. This is the scent of the ballsy man – the man that isn’t afraid to delve into the deepest recesses of excess and debaucher. This is the guy who is relentlessly ambitious.

You can’t deny the appeal that sort of man has to the ladies – and it shows in its sheer popularity.

Click here to check out the ultimate guide to applying fragrances where we also discuss Noir Extreme.

Fragrance Type: Woody Oriental

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Mandarin, neroli, saffron, nutmeg, cardamom.
  • Heart Notes: Mastic, rose, jasmine, saffron, kulfi
  • Base Notes: Woody notes, amber, sandalwood, vanilla.

12. Anthracite By Tom Ford

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Don’t take this fragrance lightly…

Overview

Back at it with Tom Ford. Anthracite was developed by Honorine Blanc and released in 2017. It reminds one of ash and sharpened pencils. A strange combination, sure, but don’t let that deter you.

It also brings to the fore a combination of aquatics, candy, and tonka bean. The amalgamation makes for an undeniably unique fragrance overall. It’s a bold entry, to say the least – try it if you dare.

Fragrance Type: Chypre

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Sichuan pepper, ginger.
  • Heart Notes: Spices, galbanum, jasmine.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, cedar, ebony, amberwood, birch, leather, patchouli.

13. Ombre Leather By Tom Ford

ombre leather black bottle most masculine colognes
A simple, hardcore fragrance

Overview

This is the last Tom Ford, we promise. The name of this unisex fragrance is rather misleading. “Ombre Leather” ushers in thoughts of unadulterated masculinity and power…

But instead, it’s wonderfully pleasant, making it perfect for our most masculine colognes.

It carries with it a smooth, fruity accord that balances well with those of leather. There are some reviewers who interpret a smoky, boozy tinge to it. Even though it was designed to appeal to both genders, it’s quintessentially masculine. If I were to smell this on a woman, I’d know not to get in her way.

We also bring this fragrance up in our top EVERYDAY cologne list.

Fragrance Type: Leather

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Cardomom.
  • Heart Notes: Leather.
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, amber, moss.

14. Eau Sauvage Extreme By Dior

Eau Sauvage Eau De Parfum most masculine colognes
A fragrance that is sure to have the ladies do a double-take.

Overview

This 1984 fragrance intensifies and builds upon the DNA of the traditional EDT. It’s heavier and more intense.

It’s a daring masculine fragrance that brings citrus to the forefront – definitely suitable for elegant evenings out during the fall or spring. It brings with it a sense of vibrance and energy that is sure to turn heads!

Fragrance Type: Citrus Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Patchouli, lavender, dried fruits, basil, bergamot, lemon.
  • Heart Notes: Aldehydes, rosemary, coriander, bay leaf, orris root, jasmine.
  • Base Notes: Amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, cedar.

15. Yatagan By Caron

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Don’t pass this one by without trying it.

Overview

The Yatagan is reminiscent of, wait for it, the Ottoman Empire. We’re talking curved Turkish blades, fine horses, and decadent beauty. A list of the most masculine colognes wouldn’t be complete without this one. It’s an intense, sensual fragrance but by no means offensive.

It’s heavy enough that uncompromising men can appreciate it, but well enough that you can enjoy it as a beginner to cologne.

It won’t get you compliments… but this isn’t about praise, it’s about you. THIS is what it’s like to smell like a man.

Fragrance Type: Woody Oriental

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lavender, galbanum, basil, pine, watercress, mint.
  • Heart Notes: Artemisia, oak, oakmoss, patchouli.
  • Base Notes: Musk, castoreum, wood, incense.

16. Bentley For Men Intense By Bentley

bentley colognes on table most masculine colognes
This cologne is well-suited for a man who loves leather.

Overview

Bentley was released back in 2013 and developed by Nathalie Lorson. One reviewer described it quaintly as “An 80s Powerhouse of Booze.” It’s uncompromising in its assault and perfect for the man wanting to establish the badass aesthetic.

It’s almost a niche fragrance – meaning it isn’t available in as many retailers. The combination of scents here isn’t the most unique but still sets Bentley apart from the average men’s cologne.

Wear it with confidence.

Fragrance Type: Spicy Oriental

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Black pepper, bergamot, bay leaf.
  • Heart Notes: Sage, cinnamon, rum, wood.
  • Base Notes: Leather, benzoin, cedar, patchouli.

17. Dark Rebel Rider By John Varvatos

John Varvatos - Dark Rebel Rider cologne fragrance most masculine colognes
Designed for the motorcycle man.

Overview

Harley Davidson in a bottle is how best to describe this potent, ballsy scent. This is all leather and booze with a hint of citrus somewhere within. The fragrance was fashioned by Rodrigo Flores-Roux and released in 2016.

I highly recommend this to gentlemen whose signature look includes a black leather jacket and boots. If you love Harleys along with that outlaw aesthetic, THIS is the scent for you. Leather and boots are the pinnacles of manliness, making this a can’t miss of the most masculine colognes.

This men’s cologne is also featured in our top 15 SEXIEST fragrances list.

Fragrance Type: Leather

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Orange, aldehydes, saffron, marjoram, hyssop.
  • Heart Notes: Resin, balsam, olibanum.
  • Base Notes: “Russian” leather is dominant, followed by cacao.

18. Bvlgari Man By Bvlgari

bvlgari man cologne bottle most masculine colognes
A classy scent for a classy man.

Overview

The nose behind this 2010 men’s cologne was none other than Alberto Morillas – a legend in the fragrance industry.

This EDT retails for just under $100. It’s all about elegance – encapsulating the modern but aristocratic man bearing a rugged edge. This one deserves a spot on the list of most masculine colognes.

Fragrance Type: Oriental Woody

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Lotus, bergamot, violet leaf, pear.
  • Heart Notes: Vetiver, sandalwood, amber, cashmere wood, nargarmotha.
  • Base Notes: Benzoin, musk, tonka bean, honey.

19. A*Men Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler

pure malt cologne most masculine colognes
A scent for men who like their booze.

Overview

If you like whisky, then we have a fragrance for you. Pure Malt was released in 2009 to honor the Scotch whisky industry – and it exudes that in the scent.

This is booze accented with hints of coffee and some lingering fruity notes for a sweeter edge. It doesn’t get many compliments – not for its smell which is extraordinary – but for its projection.

It’s a deeply intimate and masculine fragrance that no one will smell aside from your partner unless you throw on more than three squirts. It’s worth it, my friend.

Fragrance Type: Citrus Woody

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, orange.
  • Heart Notes: Malted barley, coffee, whisky
  • Base Notes: Peat smoke, vanilla, amber, musk.

20. Heritage By Guerlain

heritage cologne bottle most masculine colognes
This embodies the classic masculine fragrance.

Overview

The nose behind the last most masculine cologne on the list was Jean-Paul Guerlain in 1992. It reminds one of the old school – of tradition, family, and responsibility. This is ideal for the family man who loves a touch of the old. Despite only being released in the 90s, it still seems like something your grandpa would wear in his golden years – and still work.

It’s class in a bottle.

Fragrance Type: Aromatic

Scent Profile

  • Top Notes: Aldehydes, juniper, lavender, sage, lemon, petitgrain.
  • Heart Notes: Coriander, pepper, patchouli.
  • Base Notes: Amber, vanilla, wood, tonka bean, cinnamon.

Today’s list comprised some of the most masculine colognes we know of – from aggressive outlaws to refined gentlemen. There’s something here for every badass.

Check out my list of 25 best-selling men’s colognes!

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13 Public Speaking Mistakes To Avoid In Your Presentation

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Imagine…

The sea of faces.

The expectant hush.

Butterflies in your stomach.

Sweaty palms.

This is the presentation of your life.

It’s going to make or break your career.

Your heart pounds as you listen to yourself drone on… watch their eyes glaze over…

And feel your career going down the drain.

Death by PowerPoint.

Today, we are going to throw you a lifeline. I have 13 public speaking mistakes for you to avoid to make sure you never fail another presentation in your life!

#1 Public Speaking Mistake: Not Knowing Your Audience

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You need to know who you’re speaking to–in general and as individuals–to avoid losing them to confusion or giving them irrelevant information.

Ask yourself two questions: why are they here, and what do they already know?

By understanding how much your audience knows about the topic, you can avoid filler words in presentations or examples they don’t understand, but also avoid talking down to them.

Knowing what they want to find out helps you stay relevant and hold their interest.

Stand on their side of the podium for a moment. What motivates them to be there? What could you tell them that would make them glad they came?

Research who you’ll be speaking to. Knowing the age group, professions, and other demographics of your audience will help you decide what points are most likely to click.

If your audience is from a different generation, company, or background, try to get a feel for their culture so you don’t say anything that will come off as rude.

You can also use this to tailor references and humor to their taste, but understand that that’s not a substitute for genuine respect. Trendy internet slang isn’t the key to reaching an audience of high school students–showing you respect their intelligence even as you speak from an older perspective is.

#2 Not Emotionally Connecting

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There’s a reason your audience didn’t just google the info you’re telling them: they want to hear it from a person. They came to hear your human perspective and to experience the connection you can offer them

The best presentations are ones that create a deep personal connection, and one thing we all share as human beings are feelings of fear or vulnerability. If you’re willing to open up about yours, it can help people feel a stronger connection with you.

My personal example: I will, in the course of talks, sometimes talk about suicide, which is an issue that’s touched me closely in my family and in my military service. Getting people the help they need to try and prevent suicide is something I’m involved with and something that means a lot to me.

I don’t bring it up to impress people or to try and make them feel like they need to get involved, but I will mention it to show people that hey — I am a guy who does care and think about serious stuff, beyond whatever the topic of the moment is.

“The best presentations are ones that create a deep personal connection, and one thing we all share as human beings are feelings of fear or vulnerability.”

And most people are like that! They have some things they care very deeply about, or have strong feelings about, or are committed to or involved with in a serious way. Hearing about mine reminds them of theirs, and then we have a connection as real human beings.

Let them know how you feel about what you’re telling them – they’ll internalize it. Feel free to mention relevant things that you care about as examples. It helps your audience feel like they know you.

#3 Winging It

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Under-preparing is a common mistake that can ruin a presentation with tons of potential. If you’re not prepared, you can’t relax. And if you don’t relax, you’re unlikely to engage at the level that the best public speakers do.

Have a plan B in case of technical difficulties, come up with alternate examples in case your original ones don’t seem to be landing and arrive early.

Check your equipment and everything you’ll need well before it’s time to start the speech. If you can, do a run-through on-venue–a full dress rehearsal, if you will.

If you’re prepared well in advance, you can use any extra time at the beginning to talk with individuals. It’ll help your audience feel more comfortable with you.

#4 Death By Powerpoint

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Visual aids can make your speech clearer and easier to follow, but not if they’re text-heavy, hard to read, or distracting.

Most people know you shouldn’t read text straight from your PowerPoint slides, but you should be keeping text basic overall. You want it to be easy for your audience to note down or remember. Set a target of no more than 10-15 words per slide.

To use PowerPoint effectively, make sure it looks polished and be careful of busy themes and long transitions. You want to keep people’s interest on what you’re saying, not distract from it.

#5 Not Practicing Enough

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The keys to a good presentation are confidence, flexibility, engaging your audience, and knowing your stuff.

How do you get there? Practice.

The better you know your material, the more relaxed you’ll be and the more confident you’ll come across.

Start practicing at least several days in advance.

You want everything committed to long-term memory. Until you can give your speech while driving, doing the dishes, or walking through an unfamiliar conference center, you shouldn’t tell yourself you’ve “practiced enough.”

On your later run-throughs, hone the details. Test out how you want the presentation to feel–what the arc of it will be, where it’s most high-energy.

Don’t just memorize the bullet points. Match them to your tone and gestures.

#6 Not Knowing What You’re Talking About

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Obviously, you want to give your audience accurate information. They’re there to learn. But doing your homework before a presentation is important for another reason: credibility.

The audience doesn’t have to know everything about the topic to catch an outdated fact or a statistical mix-up. And if they do, they’ll wonder about the accuracy of every single thing you’re saying.

Building credibility keeps people paying attention because they know what you’re saying is useful. They feel like they can trust you to answer their questions and give them the straight talk about the topic. It goes without saying, but you want to avoid being embarrassed during the Q & A too.

If you’re tripped up by a question or need to double check a fact, it’s worse to say something wrong than it is to excuse yourself and quickly check your notes. At the end of the day, honesty is more valuable than smoothly rattling off incorrect info.

#7 No Excitement

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Especially if you’re at a conference or in an office setting where people are going to meetings regularly, they’ve probably already seen a lot of people just standing there talking.

If you can give them a fresh experience, they’ll listen more closely to your points and you’ll make an impression.

When you practice, get comfortable moving around. Don’t hide behind the podium.

Choose your anecdotes carefully, and tell them like you’d tell a story to your friends. If they’re interesting in their own right, they’ll do a way better job of illustrating your points because your audience will remember them.

Make sure the relevancy is spot-on though, or they’ll remember the story and not the point.

#8 Going On Too Long

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People naturally pay attention in bursts of 15-20 minutes. Ask yourself if you really need to talk for longer. If you do, try to divide your speech into segments with a brief pause between each one.

Almost all presentations go on for longer in front of an audience. Practice until you can do it comfortably in less than the allotted time.

If you can save someone time then you instantly become a high value man in their eyes. Worst case scenario, you keep it brief and have more time for questions afterward.

Timing your statements keeps your message interesting longer. This is as true for public speaking as it is for stand-up comedy. Figure out how to make basic points as briefly as possible, then fill in the details where you have time.

#9 Not Engaging Your Audience

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Talk about things you know your audience is going to be interested in. If you can, talk about your topic in terms of their lives specifically.

As you speak, try to stick with mostly “you” statements. You should be constantly feeding the audience’s perception that this is directly relevant to them. A close second option is using “we” statements, creating the feeling that you and the audience are a team.

If you’re presenting to a small group, like a gathering around a conference table, you can alternate meeting each person’s eyes directly. For larger groups, move your gaze around the room.

Interact with your audience as much as you can. Ask them questions. Open the floor up to brainstorming. If they’re participating, they’ll be paying attention.

#10 Not Observing Other Speakers

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Never miss an opportunity to watch other public speakers in action.

Go to talks when you’re at conferences. Watch videos like mine online. Check the bulletin boards at your local college or library for public lectures (you can learn some really weird and cool stuff from those, too).

Exposing yourself to a wide range of speakers shows you both the good and the bad of public speaking.

I got to watch Ian Cleary of Razor Social speak recently, who’s an absolute master of the craft, and I was thinking to myself “man, I’ll never be as good as this guy.”

But at the same conference I saw enough presentations that made me think “okay, I’m at least this good” that I could feel positive about my skills, and aspire to get them closer to Ian’s level by learning from him!

#11 Not Moving Around

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Whatever room you’re in, own it!

Don’t hide behind the podium.

Move around and gesture when you talk. It’s much better to look too energetic than not energetic enough.

In a lot of public speaking settings (like business meetings and conferences), people have been doing the same sit-and-listen routine for a long time. You want to offer them something that looks and feels different to get them out of their mental rut.

In one presentation that I did with John Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire, we only had 20 people or so and a fairly small space. When we got there, we moved the chairs into a big circle and had one “hot-seat” at the center that different people took at different points in the presentation.

The change in structure really helped break up the feeling of sitting and staring at screens while someone talks from up on stage. It gave people a sense that they were there getting one-on-one advice from some guys with big successes under their belt, which made the whole experience feel very valuable to them. We got great feedback on that one.

#12 Not Utilizing the Correct Body Language

Your body language adds credibility to your speech. Avoid crossing your arms (this is a defensive gesture which puts up a barrier between you and the audience) and try to avoid fiddling with your cuffs, wallet or buttons because this makes you look nervous.

Take time to watch how the professionals do it and remember to work the room.

That means not standing in one place like a statue – you should be animated to keep your audience’s attention.

Want to learn more about body language moves that can help you gain trust? Click here to check out the 3 Secret Body Language Moves That Help You Gain Instant Trust.

#13 Not Realizing Unconscious Bad Habits

You’ll spot some bad habits as you work on your body language – things like putting your hands in your pockets or touching your face while speaking.

But I’m willing to bet you also have some bad verbal habits. Watch out for ‘filler words’. Words like:

  • Uh
  • So
  • Well
  • You know
  • Like
  • I mean
  • Anyway
  • As I was saying

These weaken the impact of what you’re saying and make you come off as unsure, unprepared, and nervous.

How to break yourself of the habit? Try making a game of it. Create a ‘filler word jar’ and drop a quarter in there every time you use a filler word. Speaking without filler words will feel odd, but you can go a long way towards breaking this habit in just one day.

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Spring 2024 Men’s Style Trends: What to Wear This Season

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As the world goes in circles, so do the styles we adopt. The fashion world goes in cycles, and each brings with it a brand-new set of trends. For every decorative sock that lasts a decade, there is a big red boot that thankfully dies out quickly.

The Spring of 2024 brings with it a particular theme for the new season. It is a season of throwbacks.

Grab your vinyl, rewind your tapes, and turn on the clapper; this season is all about reviving past decades. 

Dressing Old Is New This Spring

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In the last few years, we have seen fashion progress further and further. Every once in a while, providing new takes on something from the olden days. Most of the time, it is driven by the movies and TV shows we watch.

  • “Peaky Blinders” reminded us how incredible and intimidating the undercut was before we started wearing it again.
  • “Stranger Things” gave us all fits of nostalgia with the 80s awesomeness and caused the return of the denim jacket with a vengeance.
  • “Yellowstone” shines a bright light on just how manly workwear is, causing us to begin wearing Carhartt coats and vests like we’re driving cattle.

This Spring, all of that continues as the 90s are going to be particularly pillaged. You’ll see a collection of throwbacks your grandfather and father rocked. If you’re lucky, you can raid their closets for some gems.

The 70s Knit And Crocheted Polos Are Back

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One of the first things you will see this season is the throwback look of the vintage polos.

Of course, it all started last year when the British brand Percival became the talk of the town for Hollywood celebs. Everyone from Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans to Dwayne Johnson and Kit Harrington sported the brand’s throwback button-down knit polos.

It takes a while for trends to reach the New World sometimes, and this season, America will blow the trend up even further with button-down polos that will make you feel like a superhero. 

80s Love Of Denim Is On The Rebound

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In the days of hair bands and cheezy action movies, jean jackets were the rage.

Bon Jovi, AC/DC, and others sported them all over the stage and screen. Action heroes like Mel Gibson used them to show off their masculinity in apocalyptic worlds or on the streets of LA.

They were a sign of the time’s rebellion, and it looks as though we as a society are ready for the uprising again as the denim jacket is back with a vengeance. Expect to see people wearing them in casual and elevated situations. 

The Return Of The Pleat Strengthens This Spring

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Pleats were all the rage in the mid-20th century. Even the Army uniform included pleated pants. They then became the things of older adults and nerds in the nineties and all but disappeared.

The only people that wore them were the guys with big thighs and tiny waists. A function more than a fashion. Thanks to the year of the throwback, pleats are coming back. 

Tailor and brand owner Sid Mashburn addressed the resurgence of the pleat with a bit of rebellious psychology. “Back then, pleated pants were pretty prevalent, and most of what was worn I would consider ‘your father’s plated pants’ – big and billowy,” he said.

“In the decade since, plain-front pants have become the norm, so now it almost feels punk rock to wear pleats.”

Expect to see your favorite celebrities and fashion models rocking the pleats like it is 1957 all over again. We should put on the Beatles while we’re at it.

Bring Back The Oxford Button-Down Shirt

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Speaking of bringing back something from your ancestors, the Oxford shirt is back.

From the Ivy League campuses to the 80s Wall Street, the button-down collar has a long history of elevated status. It continued its popularity throughout the 90s. Only to fall on hard times at the turn of the century.

Sometime after Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears broke up, the Oxford became exclusive to older men and sports shirts. They became remnants of a time long forgotten.

Lucky for us, this year will see a resurgence of another 80s and 90s staple, the button-down. JT and Britney are probably hopeless. 

Brad Pitt May Be Your Style Inspiration With The Bucket Hat

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Remember what we said earlier? That movies dictate the fashion comebacks.

Well, sometimes it is the actor who can’t let go of the fashion item they sport in the film. In this case, the bucket hat is about to burst onto the scene.

Brad Pitt wore a bucket hat in his hit from last summer, “Bullet Train.” It was a part of his character, making him appear more disarming. Now, you see him everywhere wearing that hat.

And the populace is nothing if not in tune with what the world’s biggest names are wearing. So get ready to pick up a bucket hat because every store in the world will be ready to capitalize on the power of Brad Pitt. 

Spring 2024 Is Bringing Baggy Back

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At some point, following Y2K, clothes began to shrink. Gone were the days of the baggy sweaters (Dawson and Pacey taught us all how cool those were).

We waved goodbye to the wide-leg pants (even the skaters reluctantly parted ways). And we embraced the slimmer, more put-together-looking silhouettes of the 2000s.

Of course, fashion is a process, and once something gets started, it has to keep going. Jeans, shirts, suits, everything got slimmer and slimmer. It began to get so bad that we had to start wrapping ourselves in our clothes like plastic wrap as opposed to wearing them.

Thankfully, we have come to our senses as a society, and the world is getting more relaxed. Jeans are wider, sweaters are more oversized, and suits are roomier. James Van Der Beek is jumping for joy. 

Square-Toes Are Back

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The square-toed shoes. These were some of the most celebrated dismissals from our closets when the tides of fashion turned with the century.

Whether you were selling Kias or serving breadsticks at Olive Garden, it seemed the squared-toe slip-ons were the go-to shoe.

We then moved to the extreme opposite pointed toe that looked perfect for the Wicked Witch. Then spent a decade rounding them off little by little until the square is the logical next step, which happened last year. 

Avidan Grossman of GQ predicts 2024 is the time to see them again. “In 2023, luxury powerhouses like Prada and Marni, along with zeitgeisty labels like Martine Rose and Our Legacy, transformed the once-hapless silhouette into a just-left-field-enough flex. Expect to see a lot more of it this year.”

Colors Are Getting More Muted And Old-School

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Colors have always been a way to express ourselves. Whether blue brings out our eyes or teal makes us feel more playful, it has always been a fun way to show who we are.

Of course, we can go overboard, and we always seem to. As colors got more outlandish, the fashion world began preparing for the inevitable reset. And it is here in 2024 that the reset button is primed to push us back to the 60s and 70s. 

Leading color of the year authority, Pantone, says the color for Spring 2024 is 13-1023. That is Peach Fuzz if you don’t have it memorized. It is a softer color, harkening back to Marsha Brady and the walls and floors of our grandmother’s home.

Combine that with the burnt orange and avocado greens we’re seeing from retailers, and we might have to watch “Smokey and the Bandit” again. 

Length Will Be Crucial

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Length has always been a funny thing. Back in the 90s, you got made fun of if your pants were too short. You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing high waters.

Then, it became cool to wear shorter pants. Either to show off your vibrant and crazy socks or to show you’re too cool for them altogether.

Now, length is a conversation again. Only in multiple places and heading in different directions. 

  • Men’s shorts keep the same trend as last season, and we’re ditching the long shorts for the 5″ or the 7″ options.
  • We’re seeing more and more men crop their shirts. You worked hard on those abs this off-season. Show them off the way rockers did in the 80s.
  • Suit jackets are getting longer again. Be ready for length to return to the middle of the fingers again, abandoning the shorter look.
  • The same goes for the coats. We’re not saying everyone will be in trench coats again like it’s the 1940s. But it wouldn’t be a stretch.

Workwear Is Clocking Out For Spring

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Finally, “Yellowstone” did it. It solidified the return of workwear.

Carhartt coats.

Canvas vests.

And even the good ol’ 90s carpenter jeans are on the way back.

If you are a fan of the rugged aesthetic and have been missing your blue-collar glory, now’s the time. 

Spring 2024 is a season for nostalgia and remembering the things we loved in the past. It is also about taking the past and bringing it to today with a better look and feel.

Adopt any of these looks without looking outdated, and you will be the stylish man in your group.

Read next: Old Money Aesthetic: How To Dress Rich And Look Stylish

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THE BODY SHOP | Christmas gifts for all those men in your life. They can thank you later.

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No matter how skilled you are at gift shopping, finding the perfect present for men can be challenging and finding gifts for men at Christmas often presents unique difficulties. When choosing gifts for dads, uncles, boyfriends and husbands, the options can sometimes feel either too distant or overly sentimental. So if the men you’re shopping for falls into this category, consider skincare from The Body Shop, as these products offer simple yet effective additions to even the most basic skincare routines, making them a thoughtful and practical choice.

In an era where self-care and grooming have become paramount for everyone, The Body Shop proudly introduces its comprehensive men’s skincare and grooming range. Whether for that man in your life, dad, brother, uncle, best mate, grooming guru or even yourself just starting to explore the world of self-care, their products are designed with every man’s unique needs in mind. Choosing men’s grooming products from as Christmas presents for a man who cares about his appearance is a thoughtful and practical gift idea. With high-quality ingredients and effective formulations, these gifts can help him maintain his self-care routine while enjoying luxury during the holiday season, we say the ideal present!

The Guarana and Coffee Energising Cleanser offers an invigorating sensation of freshness and purity, making it the perfect way to kickstart or unwind his day. Infused with the revitalising essence of Brazilian guarana and Ethiopian green coffee and enriched with organic Community Trade aloe vera, this vibrant orange gel transforms into a gentle, frothy lather that will rejuvenate his skin.

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Does he need something to pamper his face? This energising Guarana and Coffee Energising Moisturiser combines the invigorating properties of Guarana and Coffee to provide a revitalising experience that complements the most basic skincare routines. It’s a fantastic addition to his grooming regimen, offering a boost of energy and hydration to help him start the day feeling refreshed and looking his best. And it’s one of the things men sometimes forget to use daily, so what better gift for him to get started?

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This men’s skincare and grooming range is a testament to their commitment to providing inclusive and high-quality products to cater to everyone’s needs, like this unique Green Tea and Lemon Mattifying Moisturiser, helping guys to recognise that taking care of their skin is an essential part of a daily routine, that’s why The Body Shop is the go-to destination for high-quality, cruelty-free, and inclusive products that will help you put his best face forward. For those who crave a closer and more comfortable shave.

One of the essential aspects of men’s grooming is shaving, and The Body Shop has you covered with a range of shaving gels and creams that promise a smooth, irritation-free experience. If you’re tired of dealing with post-shave redness and discomfort, their Maca Root & Aloe Cooling Post-Shave Water Gel is here to the rescue. This incredible product is formulated to reduce the appearance of post-shave irritation, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s the perfect finishing touch to a daily shaving routine.

The Body Shop presents the Maca Root & Aloe Softening Shaving Cream; now this shaving cream is a game-changer for freshly-shaved skin, as it not only ensures a smooth and precise shave but also leaves the skin feeling soft, moisturised, and incredibly comfortable. With this product, you can say goodbye to razor burns and hello to a comfortable, irritation-free shaving experience. And that’s a Christmas bonus! 

In a world where grooming is essential.

The Body Shop is your go-to destination for high-quality, cruelty-free, and inclusive products to help you put your best face forward. Embrace your individuality, care for your skin, and let your unique style shine with The Body Shop’s men’s skincare and grooming range. 

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