Monday, November 12, 2007

Looking Your Best

I've been coaching a newsmaker who gives brilliant soundbites, but needs help when it comes to how he looks... not in terms of clothes or cosmetic appeal, but where he looks. When this fellow talks, he sticks his chin up. It makes it look as though he's looking down his nose at you in an arrogant manner. And to make it worse, his eyes dart around. He looks off in the distance, down at the floor, up at the ceiling--giving him the appearance of being shifty-eyed.

He's a quick learner, so he'll do fine in front of the TV cameras. But learn from his example. When you look at a reporter, tuck your chin down and hold eye contact. It's OK to look away, but do it slowly and deliberately.

That way, you'll always be looking good.

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