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In the ever-changing world we live in, the concept of “New Money Aesthetics” has gained popularity.

It’s a style that exudes confidence, luxury, and success. It is often emulated by those aspiring to the lifestyle of the wealthy elite.

Today, we’ll explore exactly what the “New Money Aesthetic” is and how you can utilize it to your advantage and dress like a billionaire.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • What Is New Money Aesthetic?
  • Why Dress Like A Billionaire?
  • Breaking Down New Money Aesthetic Outfits For Men
  • Is Dressing Like A Billionaire Stylish?

What Is New Money Aesthetic?

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Defining The New Money Aesthetic

New Money Aesthetic is all about making a bold statement through fashion.

This is done by embracing opulence and showcasing one’s wealth. This is accomplished by wearing clothing with loud designs, bold colors, and wild patterns.

Think designer footwear and Gucci belts. New Money is characterized by a combination of high-end clothing, flashy accessories, and an ‘unapologetic’ display of affluence.

Most prominently is that last part – an ‘unapologetic’ display of affluence. New Money Aesthetic has a goal of showing off wealth and status. There is very little room for subtly here.

Key Elements Of The New Money Look

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While getting the New Money look may sound like you can just throw on a pair of designer jeans, Yeezy’s, and a new AP Royal Oak, there are actually more components to it than just throwing on what’s most expensive.

To truly attain the look of New Money, here are a few essential components:

  • Luxury Brands: Designer brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga are a staple for New Money. Logos are featured prominently.
  • Tailoring: Perfectly fitted clothing is important. Tailored suits, shirts, and trousers are staples of this style. Even basics like T-shirts and jeans must fit properly.
  • Flashy Accessories: Oversized sunglasses, extravagant watches, and statement jewelry are important items to make this style pop.
  • Modern Grooming: Ensuring that you have the latest haircut, grooming, and modern polished appearance is essential. More skin fades and fewer crew cuts.

Difference Between Old And New Money Aesthetics

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New Money Aesthetics has one goal – to display your status of wealth. It is styled to deliberately show off expensive brands, watches, and accessories within your ensemble.

The main goal of the New Money look is to show others that you have status by means of how expensive your outfit is. Because the average person could not afford an $80,000 outfit consisting of jeans, a T-shirt, sneakers, and a $65,000 watch.

In contrast, Old Money Aesthetics has a completely opposite way of displaying the same status of wealth.

The Old Money look tends to be much more understated in its composition. It usually features timeless, classic pieces that provide a sense of wealth, without being too posh.

Old Money Aesthetic has the appeal of expensive, tailored pieces that come together in a way that exudes classic and timeless fashion. Think classic suits, tailored trousers, and a neat haircut.

If you want to dive deeper into the Old Money appeal, check out this article I wrote about Old Money Aesthetic: How To Dress Rich And Look Stylish.

Why Dress Like A Billionaire?

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The Allure Of The New Money Aesthetic

The allure of this look lies in its ability to command attention, exude confidence, and leave a lasting impression.

By having a bold appearance, this style can open new opportunities both professionally and socially. When people get the notion that you are wealthy, they will naturally be attracted to who you are and what you do.

As humans, we tend to be naturally attracted to status and wealth as we see it as a means to a better and happier life. While that’s a topic for another discussion on its own, when we see someone who appears wealthy, we are naturally curious.

What Advantages Does New Money Aesthetic Have?

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Having this New Money look in today’s world has many advantages to it.

First, it is one of the quickest ways to give off a first impression that you are very wealthy. This can have its own list of benefits but is one of the biggest advantages of rocking this look.

It also can massively help you network. As I discussed earlier, people are naturally curious when they see someone who exudes wealth. This can open the door to conversations and rooms that you may not have been able to be a part of as a regular man on the street in average clothes.

Lastly, this type of style can be very attractive to women. So if you are in your 20s-30s, this may be the perfect way for you to exude wealth and appeal to the women you are interested in.

Increase Your Confidence By Dressing Like A Billionaire

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I’ve talked about it before how if you dress well, it can have a positive impact on your self-esteem and how others perceive you.

When you are dressed like a billionaire, it makes others perceive you as confident, knowledgeable, and attuned to your sense of fashion.

This level of known perception can skyrocket your confidence. It’s the old saying of “Look good, feel good.” But in the sense of New Money Aesthetics, if you look rich, you feel rich.

Breaking Down New Money Aesthetic Outfits For Men

When it comes to knowing how to dress for New Money Aesthetics, there are loads of information online as to what you should wear, and what to stay away from.

I would prefer to give you some inspiration by showing you a few different New Money Aesthetic outfits that can have you looking like a billionaire in no time.

The best part is, that these can even be done on a budget by styling something similar but less expensive.

1. The Modern Business Mogul

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Components Of This Look:

  • A modern-cut suit: Thin lapels and rarely seen with a tie, unless extremely formal
  • Bold-colored footwear: Suede tassel loafers in navy, maroon, or goldenrod. Can swap for chunky, high-fashion sneakers here also.
  • A large, expensive-looking watch: Something styled like an AP Royal Oak or Richard Mille timepiece
  • A leather bag: A leather handbag/modern briefcase or backpack can be used here
  • Bold sunglasses: The larger and more squared off, the better

2. The Casual Weekend Billionaire

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Components of this look:

  • A designer sweatshirt: Crewneck or hoodie, opt for bold colors or a pattern
  • Designer pants: Jeans or chinos preferably with a designer look of distress
  • A bold-colored watch: Something large with a bright colored band – think Richard Mille style
  • Fashionable sneakers: Large, chunky, and bold colors will go far here. Balenciaga-style or similar
  • A shoulder sling bag: A casual shoulder sling with a logo or pattern

3. The New Money Yacht Club

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Components of this look:

  • Bold loafers: Go for something casual but colored, A bold driving loafer would be great here
  • Bright-colored shorts: Cut above the knee, bold colors, something pink, yellow, or light blue
  • Polo: Opt for something with a logo on it or even a pattern
  • Bold sunglasses: Go for square and modern, leave the Ray Bans at home
  • An eclectic watch: Opt for something out of the ordinary, like a Jacob & Co. styled watch

Is Dressing Like A Billionaire Stylish?

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The Timeless Appeal Of Billionaire Style

Despite its association with the hottest trends, certain elements of the New Money Aesthetic have a timeless quality.

Pieces like a modern cut suit, or expensive, high-end watches can ultimately transition with the times moving forward. While they may not be everyone’s favorite choice, they still offer a glimpse into what the future holds for the “new classic” style.

And whether or not you enjoy New Money Aesthetics, the overall appeal of dressing to showcase wealth is a trend as old as time. It just happens to be the current one.

How To Balance Opulence And Subtlety

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While the New Money Aesthetic does celebrate opulence, it’s essential to balance it with some level of subtlety.

The best way to do this is by mixing your statement pieces with a few understated items to avoid looking like a posh runway model during fashion week.

This can be done by ensuring that your base, for example, your shirt and pants, are staple, modern pieces, but aren’t as overly flashy as your accessories.

Wearing a T-shirt with a small designer logo and some modern chinos in navy is a perfect base. Then add in chunky sneakers and a large watch and you’ve complimented the opulence with a little subtlety.

How Billionaires Influence Fashion Trends

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Billionaires and celebrities often set new fashion trends by simply wearing unique and luxurious pieces. This applies to New Money fashion as well.

When you see Jeff Bezos wearing an expensive watch and a designer polo on his mega-yacht, it tends to have an effect on how you perceive his fashion sense.

Some billionaires even dress more casually and still wear a few staple New Money pieces like watches, bags, and footwear.

And because we tend to get curious when we see the wealthy elite, we oftentimes might start adding a few pieces of these items to our wardrobe to stay modern with our style.

So in conclusion, New Money Aesthetics are a great way to showcase a perceived level of wealth and if done correctly, can influence your own mindset and the confidence of those around you.

If you’re looking for more current fashion trends, check out this article I did on Dark Academia Fashion.

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4 Steps To PURGE Your Wardrobe – How To Get Rid Of Clothing Clutter In Your Closet

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It’s Purge Night in your closet.

All bets are off.

All laws are suspended.

For twelve hours, only powerful clothes are safe.

Which outfits will you spare?

Which deserve to die?

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A quick look at Rotten Tomatoes will tell you that the jury’s out on whether the premise of the movie The Purge – a society kept under control by a yearly 12-hour period with no laws or emergency services – holds up to scrutiny.

But when it comes to your wardrobe, maintaining order via an annual period of merciless settling up actually makes a lot of sense.

Today, I’m going to show you how to lay your internalized “laws” and emotional hang-ups aside and embrace the purge.

Rule 1: The Purge Lasts a Scheduled, Set Length of Time

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Know when you need to purge. Sometimes it’s because a lot of your wardrobe has become worn out and you’ve been making do with it for too long. For many men, a transition to a new phase of life prompts the need for a clean-out.

If your clothes don’t reflect your age or where you are in your career, or you have a lot of things you never wear, it’s probably time.

Once you know it’s needed, mark it on your calendar. Block off a Saturday afternoon and resolve to only do that.

Set a strict time limit. That way, you’ll be less tempted to procrastinate AND less likely to dither unnecessarily about your decisions. The more time you allow yourself, the more you’ll overthink things.

Like the film’s, your purge should be annual. Marking aside time to check out your wardrobe in a deliberate way will save you time in the future – time shopping, time getting dressed, time panicking because you forgot that the shirt still hanging in your closet has a hole in it.

Subsequent purges won’t be as drastic as your first one. That’s okay. The point is, you’re keeping your wardrobe up to date, in good shape, and pared down to the essentials.

Rule 2: Authorized Weapons Only

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For your closet purge, your “weapons” are the questions and concepts you use to aid your decision-making. And heads up: the methods you might be thinking of – making three piles, looking only for what you literally never wear – are weak.

You want to separate the best of your wardrobe from what just doesn’t make the cut. You want a highly selective process. In your new, stylish wardrobe, every single piece should be a winner.

In his book Essentialism, Greg Mckeown presents a series of questions you might ask while cleaning out a closet, and better questions you could ask instead. He uses the analogy of de-cluttering our closet in the same way we de-clutter our lives.

But let’s focus on his closet strategy.

Don’t ask, “do I like this?” More than likely you do at least a little bit, or you wouldn’t have bought it in the first place.

Instead, ask: do I wear this often? Do I look GREAT in it? If I saw this on a store shelf today, would I buy it again at full price?

These are much more powerful questions. They’re derived from one of my men’s style equations: the style equation of value.

If it’s not a ‘hell yeah,’ then it’s a ‘no.’

Rule 3: All (Mental) Emergency Services Are Suspended

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That anxiety you feel when you think about getting rid of stuff is a mostly sunk-cost fallacy – the irrational belief that something you’re not using is worth holding onto because you’ve already spent money on it.

It may pay off elsewhere, but thrifty self-control won’t serve you here. Turn the “but I spent money on this!” sirens OFF for the duration of the purge.

Move fast and be brutal. Don’t let “someday” or “maybe” stop you from paring down your wardrobe. Maybe someday you’ll get back in shape, but in the meantime, it’s just taking up space (or worse, getting worn and making you look like a walking midlife crisis).

Besides, would you really want to celebrated a body transformation by wearing out-f-date clothes?

Clothes that are even slightly dated make you look cheap, and not in a cool thrift-shop hipster kind of way. Chances are, you can get along without them.

The last major category of items you’re going to get rid of are clothes fit only for the trash. Stained, worn out, and torn clothes, no matter how nice they used to be, aren’t fit to sell or donate. Toss them. They should not stay in your closet.

For more on this, check out my handy guide on when to throw away clothes.

Rule 4: No Killing of Outfits Level 10 Or Higher

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In The Purge, you’re not allowed to kill a high-ranking government official. In the Closet Purge, you’re not allowed to kill an outfit you could wear in public if you were one.

When your whole wardrobe’s potentially on the chopping block, what you really need to save are the high-quality, timeless pieces that you’ve invested in because they will never go out of style. If they fit really well (or could with a trip to the tailor) and they’re in great shape, e.g. no holes or stains, these pieces are keepers.

Also in your ‘keep’ pile should be clothes that are highly versatile and could become a component of several go-to looks. You know what you wear often and what goes with what, so if, for example, you need to turn twenty shirts into ten shirts, build your all-star team from the most frequent picks.

If you need some guidelines, check out my posts on creating an interchangeable wardrobe. The mindset of incorporating maximum versatility will help you build a minimalist wardrobe that works.

After Closet Clean Out

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Once you’ve completed your purge and you’re looking at what remains – vast, empty spaces between each item; gaping holes where the clothes that didn’t make the cut once hung – you’re going to want to buy tons of new clothes right away.

Unless you literally just trashed all your pants, don’t do that.

Instead, live with the clothes you have for a little while and work out what you still need to complete your wardrobe. Make a list of what you need or want so you can shop strategically. Don’t waste time and money just because the hoarding impulse kicks in.

Create a system for getting rid of unwanted clothes in the future. Keep a bag or laundry basket for unwanted clothes near your closet or chest of drawers.

When you buy a new item to replace something, discard the old one.

When something wears out, make sure you toss it out of sight so you’re not tempted to venture out in it.

You can donate or toss your no-longer-needed basket at your next annual purge.

If your closet hasn’t been cleaned out in ages, this probably sounds daunting, but it will be well worth it for the way it streamlines your mornings – and your laundry days.

Take it one step at a time, and you’ll be left with a wardrobe that contains only great options. Why settle for less?

Click below to watch the video – 4 Steps To PURGE Your Wardrobe

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Professional TV Dancer Neil Jones announced as the face of Shakeup Cosmetics 

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TV star Neil Jones has joined male beauty brand Shakeup as their first ambassador and launches new Age Def-Eye Instant Lifting Eye Cream.

Shakeup co-founder Jake Xu says “We are delighted to welcome Neil as our very first face of the brand. He aligns perfectly with our style, vision, and brand values and of course our fans and we are thrilled to announce this new partnership”.

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In his role as ambassador, Neil will be motivating men to look and feel their best as well as working closely with Shakeup on new product development and upcoming campaigns.

Neil adds “I’m really excited to be teaming up with Shakeup. Daily demands and hectic schedules can take its toll on my skin but looking after it properly is crucial, especially in my line of work. I love the Shakeup products – they give great results with minimal effort and they’re great value. A winning combination!”

Neil’s favourite product is the NEW Age Def-Eye Instant Lifting Eye Cream, £28. Combining caffeine, squalane, shea butter, and two revolutionary trademarked ingredients – Inst’Tight and Ipeptide, it instantly tightens, refreshes, and revives tired looking eyes and minimises puffy eye bags and dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.

Neil says, “With a new baby and busy rehearsals, it’s brilliant for helping me look like I’ve had a great night’s sleep!”

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Products are made in Britain, cruelty free, vegan friendly and PETA approved and available from shakeupcosmetics.com and Amazon.

About Shakeup:

Shakeup was founded in 2020 by twin brothers Jake Xu and Jake Carnell-Xu. As Chinese British (born in Beijing and grew up in Bath, UK) they have been inspired by the massive rise in men’s beauty in Asia and the K-pop market. With more men than ever branching out with their beauty routines, they created Shakeup to provide affordable, innovative, and solution-driven, skin care and cosmetic products and are

on a mission to normalise men wearing make-up.

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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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By: Antonio Centeno
Title: 13 Public Speaking Mistakes To Avoid In Your Presentation
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/public-speaking-tips/
Published Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2024 17:58:33 +0000

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