What to do–and not do–with your hands in a presentation

Presenter holding his hands up in a presentation

When was the last time your really thought about your hands? If you’re like most people you never really think about them. You just use them. Until you have to give a presentation.

The front of the room seems to give your hands a bizarre life of their own.

Show of Hands

Have you ever started a presentation and suddenly felt like you didn’t know what you should do with your hands?

They can suddenly feel like they need an owners manual when you walk to the front of the room to give a presentation or a talk.

Suddenly they want to clutch on to each other, or grip the sides of a podium, or hide altogether. And none of that creates a very positive impact on your audience

The Owner’s Manual

There is something of an owner’s manual when it comes to what to do with your hands in a presentation. And it’s fairly simple and completely natural.

In this week’s video I’ll show you what to do and what not to do with them to create the best impression possible in the front of the room.

Put Your Hands to Use

Now please use one of your hands to good use. Go ahead and click the play button on the video below.

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