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  • 1. YOUR BODYSPEAKS
  • 2. Is your body dead when youspeak, or does your constant motion give your audience headaches?
  • 3. Does your face signalfear or does it signalexcitement for your topic?
  • 4. Do your hands vibrate, or do they punctuate your words?
  • 5. Your must complement your message with your body duringdelivery. Specifically, be aware of your:
  • 6. posture Body movement Facial expressions Eye contact
  • 7. Tips andTechniques:
  • 8. 1. Remove “Noisy” Movements.
  • 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. 2. Avoid “Forcing”Gestures into Your Speech
  • 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. 3. Record Video ofYourself Speaking
  • 13. The best way to discover any distractingmovements is to watch yourself delivering aspeech with the volume turned off.
  • 14. Reference: Six Minutes Speaking and Presentation Skills• Toastmasters Speech 5: Your Body Speaks• by Andrew Dlugan