Public Speaking Course:
Tie one on (for men only)
I have a professional speaker friend named Paul Radde who gave me this tip many years ago, which
I now teach in my
public speaking course.
After I taped one of my first major videos, I noticed that my tie was
crooked for pretty much the entire video. It looked pretty bad in person, but it looked
really HORRIBLE on video.
Here is the "tie trick" from my public speaking
- After you have put on your tie, run the skinny part of the tie through
the loop in the back of the main part of the tie.
- Take a tie clip, or you could use a large paper clip or safety pin,
and clip the skinny part of the tie to your shirt.
- Put the tie clip or pin on the skinny part of your tie below the
This holds the main part of your tie perfectly in the center for even
the most animated presenter and hides the clip.
Thanks Paul. This tip has made my tie look great for the last seven
years . . .
Oh, by the way Paul, can you come up with a tip that will help my face
look better? hahahahaha (Self effacing humor...)
(And by the way, ladies -- what are you doing reading this when it
says "(for men only)", do you want to read about your tricks?)