If it didn’t send a message, we wouldn’t call it body language.
What you do with your body impacts the message your audience takes away from your presentation.
To get the most positive impact from your body language in a presentation, you need to know these two things before you say your first word in the presentation:
- What’s your message?
- What’s the perception you want the audience to have of you and your presentation?
The Impact of Body Language
Body language does one of three things to your presentation:
- Improves it
- Confuses your message
- Becomes your message
Body language that supports your message and your desired audience perception improves your presentation.
But all too often, stage fright, inexperience, or a simple lack of awareness undermines your message and target audience perception. You can’t create a sense of confidence in your audience if your body language sends a message of nervousness or tension–no matter what you say.
Body Language Speaks Sooner Than Words
Your audience will usually see your body language before it hears your language. In this video, I’ll share with you a couple of simple, but powerful techniques to ensure your body language supports your message and improves your presentations.