10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

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?

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

My First PEIBWA Business Mixer

My First PEIBWA Business Mixer

Last night, I attended my first PEI Business Women Association’s (@PEIBWA) business mixer. The Village Pottery and Annie’s Table teamed up to offer a unique social event – a joint mixer in New London, PE. The event began at Village Pottery at 5 pm, then moved to Annie’s Table Culinary Studio in the renovated church for refreshments (6 pm to 7 pm). Continue reading

Summerside Tweetup Jam Session

You’re invited to Summerside’s first-ever Tweetup jam session on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Samuel’s Coffee House located on 4 Queen Street in the historic Journal Pioneer building.

A chance to meet up and tweet up. Feel free to bring your musical instrument, voices and open hearts for an evening of music and fun.

Don’t forget to RSVP to this tweetvite and use the hashtag #tweetupwest for all your tweets. Hope to see you there!

What is a tweetup?
A tweetup is an event where people who tweet come together to hangout in person.

Who should attend?
Anyone who loves the vibrant Summerside community and want to make new connections!

** New to Twitter? Want to know what a hashtag is or how to find people to follow? There will be Twitter experts on hand from 6:00 – 7:00 pm that can help you answer all your questions. Feel free to bring you laptop and devices, and we’ll show you the ropes!