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Expert's Guide To Body Language In Public Speaking

EXPEKT'S GUIDE TO LANGUAGE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING Top Tips FROM LEADING EXPERTS 66 Move with purpose. No fiddling with your clothes or fussing with your hair. When you move, make sure your gestures and expressions support and illustrate your message, not detract from it. 99 Clizabeth kuhnke 66 Get into the right frame of mind. Centre your body and relax your breathing. Let your gestures come naturally. Spend time warming up. 99 Mo Shapiro 66 When speaking, have a lavaliere or handheld mic and step away from the podium. If sitting, pull your chair back from the table... display more of your body. Your audience's instinctual 'reptilian' brain and emotional 'limbic' brain need to see your body to decide what they think your intentions and feelings are towards them. 99 Mark Bowden 66 The way in which you use your stage communicates something to the audience. Switch off from the hips down, lean forward, engage with them and own your stage. 99 Douglas kruger The Psychology OF BODY LANGUAGE 66 So when I tell people about [how] our bodies change our minds and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes, they say to me, 'It feels fake.' Right? So I said, a0 fake it till you make it. Amy Cuddy The Power DynamicC CHIN CHIN SLIGHTLY LIFTED POINTED D OWN ARMS ARMS UP WRAPPED BODY –ěPEN IN V AROUND CLOSED SHAPE BODY UP POWERFUL POWERLESS Top Tips for BOOSTING BODY LANGUAGE POWER Power is linked to bodily hormones, such as testosterone and cortisol. Powerful people tend to have higher testosterone levels, whereas the weak have high levels of cortisol which is linked to stress. POWERFUL HIGH TESTOSTERONE WEAK HIGH CORTISOL STRESS However, there is evidence to suggest that body and role changes can shape the mind. High Power Poses Practise these poses to help you reshape your bio-chemical power balance and gain instant confidence. WONDER POWER LEAN-IN WOMAN AUTHORITY REPOSE ANKLE RAISING Dos and Don'ts POSTURE DO DON'T Stand tall and move from the upper-body, not the hips. This gives you an air of authority Adopt an unbalanced stance. It is a display of weakness and vulnerability Stand with your feet apart and your shoulders squared, facing the audience Slump or slouch. It gives a bad impression and diminishes the value of the words Keep your body position open and relaxed Sway from side-to-side or rock back-and-forth. By doing so, you give the impression that you need comforting, thereby giving away your power HANDS & ARMS DO DON'T Show open, empty hands. This is a universal gesture of friendliness Wave your hands above shoulder height. Makes you appear uncomposed Match your gestures to the venue. If it's a big room, you may need to slightly exaggerate the gesture so people sitting far away can pick up on it Hold your hands behind your back. The audience might perceive it as being aggressive Put your hands in your pockets. It can be perceived as disrespectful Vary the gestures you use. This keeps it fresh and organic FEET, LEGS & MOVEMENT DO DON'T Walk around while giving your presentation or speech. It's about using the space around you. Move with purpose. Align the rhythm of your words to the rhythm of your movement Cross your legs when standing. It gives the impression that you're unprofessional Don't pace up and down. It can distract from what you're saying Step towards the audience. It shows that you're not afraid of them and that you want to make a connection Bob and bounce. This will make you look uncertain and unauthoritative Step back when you want to conclude an idea or give the audience space to absorb the message FACE DO DON'T Use facial expressions to enhance or compliment the core messages of your speech Cover your mouth. Unconscious lip-reading is an important part of assessing a person's intentions. The audience may draw negative conclusions if they can't see your mouth Keep your chin high. This portrays confidence. But not too high, as you might come across as arrogant Look down to the floor or away from the audience. Make plenty of eye contact with They might think you have the audience. This shows that a guilty conscience you're confident in what you're saying and helps you to engage with them Adopt a poker face. It's hard to engage with a stone statue LONDON SPEAKER BUREAU.COM

Expert's Guide To Body Language In Public Speaking

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Top Tips from Leaading Experts "Move with purpose. No fiddling with your clothes or fussing with your hair. When you move, make sure your gestures and expressions support and illustrate your message,...

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