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Why is body language important ? To keep people’s attention To create a good atmosphere To create more impact
Body language means: How you stand How you move How you appear to people How you look at people How you sound.
How you stand Stand straight. Stand on both legs. Don't lean against anything. Stand where everyone can see you. Face the audience directly. Don't obstruct the foils. Stand by the screen when pointing to foils. Stand away from it when talking about them.
How you move Avoid nervous movements. Don't walk up and down. Keep your hands down except for gestures. Don't fidget, scratch, jiggle your legs, etc. Use gestures for emphasis. Practice appropriate gestures. Don't overdo it. Avoid arm-waving.
Look energetic Why Energy holds people's attention. Lack of energy puts people to sleep. How Stand straight. Put energy into your eyes, voice, and movements.
Look relaxed Why If you relax people will have more confidence in you. If you are not relaxed people cannot focus on the content. How Smile. Make it informal. Use humor--enjoy yourself! Slow down. Breathe slowly. Let your arms hang loose. Don't make nervous movements.
Look confident Don't say sorry. Don't make excuses. Don't be afraid of the audience. Don't be too modest. Be prepared for problems.