10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation
Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
~ Deborah Bull
Have you ever listened to a speaker and became enraptured by their presentation? What made it a good presentation? Was it the way they spoke, they made eye contact with you or perhaps it was their body language?
A few years ago, I had a chance to hear Theo Fluery speak when he visited the John J. Sark Memorial School. Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner, Olympic Gold Medallist and award-winning author. He shared his remarkable journey through life as well as his hockey career. It was a joy to listen to him, as he recounted both his highs and lows of his life. For a moment, time stood still.
What made him an outstanding speaker are many of the body language tips listed in the infographic below. Body language plays an important role in communication. Our body language tells us a lot more than our words.
The folks at State of the Art Presentations created this handy infographic: 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation
The next time you’re ready to give a presentation, think about your body language. Do we have our arms crossed or are they open to allow people to hear what we are saying?