You’re up there, ready to speak. You’ve rehearsed; you’re prepared; you open your mouth, and your voice sounds nothing like you were expecting it to! It’s shaky, or too breathy, or overly pinched, too high or too low. Hello nerves!
The head thrust – aligning head and shoulders – aligning breath and voice – aligning emotion and intention.
Have you watched a presentation or speech where the words spoken didn’t match the intention of the story? Or seen a presenter who is asking you to trust him, but is backing up and receding from the audience while he
I have been noticing all the different types of handshakes. Over the past few weeks, when someone has taken my hand for a greeting, they have only partially shaken my hand.
Arms and hands are part of effective communication. And just as with speaking, clarity makes a difference.
Are you able to hold the space?
The yawn is excellent for speakers. Yawn happily and fully. I’ll suggest perhaps not in front of your intended audience – but most definitely before.
Our personal perceptions affect our business relationships.
In a meeting, stand when it is your turn to speak.In a presentation, stand when it is your turn to present.