I was thinking about you, wondering what you’re doing at this precise moment while I’m sitting here drinking a Starbucks coffee.
It’s not my normal haunt, but tomorrow I want to dress in all black so I need some new black trousers and a new collared shirt in black.
I learned yesterday that a trainer should dress in all black or dark blue so as not to draw attention to themselves and allow people to focus purely on the message.
I received the same advice a long time ago when I went to an actor’s audition. I think I wore some kind of purple patterned shirt. It was a smart shirt, but apparently it drew too much attention to itself.
I didn’t get the part.
Not because of the shirt, but for reasons I’ve long since forgotten. But I do remember the casting director’s feedback afterwards: “wear a black t-shirt next time. You want all the focus on you, not your close.”
A lesson I learned then, but soon forgot once I put on the army green.
Then yesterday, a fellow trainer mentioned that early in their career as a trainer someone told them to wear black for the same reason the casting director told me.
I plan to test the black fact tomorrow in front of 60 folks hoping to be informed and entertained.