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The 10 Worst Body Language Presentation Mistakes - Infographic

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The 10 Worst Body Language Presentation Mistakes - Infographic

  1. 1. .................................................................................................................. ThisInfographicwasbroughttoyoubySOAPPresentations Goto:http://soappresentations.com/10_Worst_Body_Language_Presentation_Mistakes THE10WORSTBODYLANGUAGEPRESENTATIONMISTAKESTHE10WORSTBODYLANGUAGEPRESENTATIONMISTAKES Tolearnhowtousenon-verballanguageinanimpactfulway,downloadourfulleBook: Whenyoucrossyourarms,you’resendingasubtlemessagethatyou’re notopentoothersandthatyoufeelthreatened.Itlookstotheaudienceas ifyou’rebeingdefensive.Likewise,crossingyourlegswhenyou’restanding isn’tgreateither.Itbetraysnervousnessandalackofprofessionalism! 1.Crossingyourarms/legs ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Neverturnyourbackontheaudienceunlessyouwanttolosethemtotally theminuteyoudoit.Turningyourbacktellsanaudienceyoudon’treally careaboutthem–it’sjustplainrude. 2.Turningyourbackontheaudience ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Avoidingeyecontactissomethinginsecurepeopledounconsciously,to avoidconfrontation.Butapresenterneedstofeelsecureandconfident, andonewayofshowingthisistolookpeopleintheeye. 3.Avoidingeyecontact ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Staringatasinglespotintheaudienceareaisneveragoodchoice. Becausepeoplenoticewhenyou’renotlookingatanybodyand,justlike makingupwardeyemovements,staringatasinglespotmakesyoulook likeyou’renotsureofyourself. 4.Staringatasinglespotin theaudience ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Ifyou’reapresenterwhostandsinthesameplacebecauseyou’reafraid totripandfall,youneedtoknowthattheoddsonthisarereallyhigh! Toavoidthisfear,wearcomfortableshoes.Stilettosnotrecommended! 5.Standinginthesamepositionfor anentirepresentation ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Althoughwedoadviseyoutowalkinthespacearoundyou,don’toverdo it.Ifyou’reconstantlywalking,orifyou’rewalkingtoofast,peoplewill thinkyou’renervousandthey’llstarttofeelnervoustoo.Clearly,that’s notyourgoal! 6.Walkingtoofastandfortoolong ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Haveyouseenthepresenterwho’salwaysmakingthesamegestures, regardlessofthemessagesbeingconveyed?Doesthatmakesense? No,itdoesn’t.Yourgesturesshouldservetoemphasizeyourmessages andnotbeacrutchwhenyoudon’tknowwhattodowithyourhands. 7.Repeatinggestures...alot ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Fidgetingmeansnervousness,andnervousnessisatotaldistraction.An audienceendsupfocusingonthefidgetingandnotpayingattentionto what’sbeingsaid.Andnomessagegetsacross.Clearlynotwhatyouwant! 8.Fidgeting ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Ifyoudon’tsmileatyouraudience,they’llprobablyseeyouasanearnest, evensevereperson.They’llprobablyavoidaskingquestions.Andthey’ll certainlynotparticipateinanydiscussionyoumaywanttostart.Andyour entirepresentationwillbecompromised. 9.Forgettingtosmile ..................................................................................... ..................................... (x) () Ifyouspeaktoofast,peoplewillhaveahardtimefollowing.Ifyouspeak tooslowortolow,they’llprobablyfallasleep!Eitherway,yourmessage willbecomprisedandyourpresentationgoalwon’tbereached. 10.Speakingtoofast,tooslowor toolow ..................................... (x) () THE10WORST BODYLANGUAGE PRESENTATIONMISTAKES

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