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Part: 5 Master of Your Domain > Dress and Grooming - Pg. 256

256 Chapter 31. Dress and Grooming In This Chapter · How appearance can affect performance · Appropriate clothing · Correct and complete grooming · Preparing the night before Take a look at some of these fun facts: · American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class. · Each day is 0.00000002 seconds longer than the one before it because the earth is gradually slowing down. · In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within six years, the population grew to 2 million. · Mosquitoes have killed more people than have all the world's wars combined. See? Little things do matter--even when you're giving a speech! In this chapter, you'll discover the subtle importance of appearance and grooming on your presen- tations. These may seem like insignificant issues in the grand scheme of speechmaking, but you'll learn that they matter very much indeed. I'll also teach you how to master the secrets of preparation to better maximize your chances for success. Let's start with some guidelines for your speech wardrobe.