Karen Hudson

Author, Dress to Speak


Karen Hudson, DTM worked for twenty-five years as a Costumer in the Hollywood Film and Television Industry where she created many characters and dressed notable actors.  She was the Women’s Costumer on the pilot and every episode of Hill Street Blues.

Karen has presented Resume and Interview Seminars in the Job Market and at the College level.

She has spoken to Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, at Mensa Conferences, League of Women Voters, Glendale Healthy Kids and many other organizations.

Karen is the author of a book “Dressed to Speak, Live and in the Media”.  The book outlines how to dress to look your best when you speak live, on camera or when you want to achieve a particular goal. 

She is a contributing author to the book,  “Heart of a Woman in Business” by Sheryl Rousch.  

Toastmasters International Magazine featured Karen’s article “Who Am I Now”, What do my clothes tell you about me?


Speech Topics

    •  These topics can be customized to fit your audience.

      “Who Am I Now?”  When you dress each morning you create a character that everyone will see all day.

      “Dress To Look Your  Best On Camera”  includes dress to be filmed in Hi Definition (which all cameras are now) and the technical details of dressing to appear on Green Screen.  You will also learn about your shoes, makeup, hair and using a microphone.

      Inspirational speeches:

      “Think before you Speak”  What you say and how you act toward others is critical.

      “Un-known Gifts”  You never know when you will say or do something that changes a life.

      Humorous Speech:

      The Real Story About Walking the Red Carpet.  I have walked the Red Carpet!

Recent Speaking Engagements:

 “Develop Effective Presentations” – Glendale Healthy Kids Speakers Bureau “How Clothing Reveals Character” – Mensa, Greater Los Angeles Area Regional Gathering “Script Analysis and Breakdown” – Columbia College, Chicago, IL
 Tuesday Afternoon With the Professors” -College of the Canyons Extension  “Behind the Scenes” Wider Opportunity Project, Girl Scouts of America  “UT to Hollywood” – University of Texas Alumni Association
 “Follow Your Dream” IATSE Costumers Local 705, Los Angeles  ” When the Door Opened” – Kiwanis  “My Life Changed Forever” -Rotary Club of Glendale
 Dress to Speak for Practitioners, Center for Spiritual Living

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