Ya’ll. I am in a bit of a panic. Tomorrow, my husband and I are headed to Galveston, TX, so I can give a presentation on How to Dress for Success to a state-wide banking convention. Currently, I am pretending that state-wide means 20 people. Texas isn’t that big. Is it? Did I mention I have a fear of public speaking? Specifically in front of adults? Do you think this banking conference will be filled with teens? Here’s hoping!
On meet the teacher night, back in my teaching days, I used to have to will myself not to vomit before getting up in front of my student’s parents. A room full of 14 -year- olds. No problem. A room full of parents? Yikes! I used to also hope that they didn’t notice my shaking hands, shaking voice, and face that was five shades of red. I wasn’t fooling anyone.
So, I am hoping that I will get over my fear by diving in head first into something super scary. Presenting on stage. To a room full of adults. Adults! I have given a few presentations to teachers back in the day on various teacher things, you know, things like how to make sure your apple necklace, jean jumper, and Keds match. Those sorts of items. Kidding. But I did present in larger venues a few times. But they were fellow teachers. These people are not fellow teachers, nor are we in the same industry. All I am hoping for is not to vomit. And not to shake too terribly.
So, what is my point? I do have a point! What to wear? I spent the better part of this past Saturday morning trying to figure out what to wear. Black skirt and top? Dress? Slacks? In the end, I think I decided to go with a black dress, bold necklace, interesting shoes, and my Spanx. No girl should get up on a stage without her Spanx. Am I right? Yes.
I will be back on Wednesday to show you my outfit, but I know I will be wearing these shoes:
And these Spanx that my husband refers to as my football gear: