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Dressing for a Speaking Gig

Dressing for a Speaking GigOnce upon a time, I became a Mary Kay consultant. Yes … a person who rarely wears makeup was selling makeup! But do you know what I remember most about that time in my life?

The insistence that a woman cannot look professional unless she’s wearing a dress.

Yep, you got it. They wanted me to believe that a nice pant suit or set of trousers and matching blazer could never look professional on a woman.

Boy, did that ever rankle me. And I pretty much ignored that rule and did my own thing anyway.

So why am I telling you this?

Because it illustrates a point.

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