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YOUR BODYSPEAKS
Is your body dead when youspeak, or does your constant  motion give your audience         headaches?
Does your face signalfear or does it signalexcitement for your       topic?
Do your hands vibrate, or do they punctuate     your words?
Your must complement  your message with   your body duringdelivery. Specifically,  be aware of your:
posture Body movement  Facial  expressions   Eye contact
Tips andTechniques:
1. Remove “Noisy”    Movements.
For many people, there is as   much to be gained from    removing nervous and distracting movements as    there is from ad...
2. Avoid “Forcing”Gestures into Your      Speech
The best way to avoid forcing  hand and arms gestures is to  try to strike an even balance   between the other forms ofphy...
3. Record Video ofYourself Speaking
The best way to     discover any     distractingmovements is to watch yourself delivering aspeech with the volume      tur...
Reference:      Six Minutes Speaking and          Presentation Skills• Toastmasters Speech 5: Your Body  Speaks• by Andrew...
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  1. 1. YOUR BODYSPEAKS
  2. 2. Is your body dead when youspeak, or does your constant motion give your audience headaches?
  3. 3. Does your face signalfear or does it signalexcitement for your topic?
  4. 4. Do your hands vibrate, or do they punctuate your words?
  5. 5. Your must complement your message with your body duringdelivery. Specifically, be aware of your:
  6. 6. posture Body movement Facial expressions Eye contact
  7. 7. Tips andTechniques:
  8. 8. 1. Remove “Noisy” Movements.
  9. 9. For many people, there is as much to be gained from removing nervous and distracting movements as there is from addingconscious gestures. It mayseem counter-intuitive, but this is “addition by subtraction.”
  10. 10. 2. Avoid “Forcing”Gestures into Your Speech
  11. 11. The best way to avoid forcing hand and arms gestures is to try to strike an even balance between the other forms ofphysical gestures — eye contact, facial expressions, posture, or whole body movements. For example, if you convey an important emotion with yourfacial expression, your arms canrelax to your sides because they “aren’t needed.”
  12. 12. 3. Record Video ofYourself Speaking
  13. 13. The best way to discover any distractingmovements is to watch yourself delivering aspeech with the volume turned off.
  14. 14. Reference: Six Minutes Speaking and Presentation Skills• Toastmasters Speech 5: Your Body Speaks• by Andrew Dlugan
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