When I speak, I get hot. I expend a lot of energy, my face gets red, and not only do I heat up, I also get sweaty. I'm sure this is a familiar scenario for many of you.
Whether your perspiration is limited to sweaty palms and a pre-introduction "glow" or you get full-on drenched when presenting, this is a pretty common issue for performers.
The last thing I want to be self-conscious about while presenting is damp circles under my arms. The last thing I want is to be unable to gesture freely because I'm afraid of displaying my steamy situation for everyone's distraction.
So I wear patterns. (That's probably not what you expected me to say. You probably expected me to promote some brand of heavy-duty antiperspirant. Some of you may go that direction, but let's just say that's not my "thing.") Yes, I have a wardrobe of presentation clothing that consists of patterned tops or sweaters that are guaranteed not to show sweaty circles.
It's a simple strategy that gives me one less thing to worry about when presenting. Guys, do you have a similar strategy, or do you just keep your jacket on? Which must make you even hotter...
Share your secret (or not so secret) preparation strategies in the comments!
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