Part 4 of 4 videos from Carma’s WMA presentation On October 22, 2013, I was one of three panelists sharing information about speaking in front of an audience at the Western Museums Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California. In this excerpt from my part of the presentation, I […]
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Over the past several posts, I’ve shared excerpts from a workshop I did on basic public speaking skills. In effect, I’ve created a mini-course in how to develop your first speech. To make it easy for you, I’ve organized these video excerpts into an eight-week course in basic public speaking. […]
By Featured Speaker Arvee Robinson 1. Getting there late. Walking frantically into a room full of people who have been waiting for you to arrive can be an embarrassing situation. Unless you are a magician, you might as well turn around and leave. It would take a miracle to get […]
55 percent of communication is visual. Think about that. People are getting more of your message from your eye contact and body language, than they are your words. So your gestures are very important in public speaking.
Your gestures can communicate authority, passion and confidence; or they can communicate insecurity, disinterest and low self esteem. It’s really your choice which you get to convey.
You can choose your gestures to emphasize your points and better communicate your message. Although your words and how you say them are important … you need to think about how you’ll use your body to bring those message home, too.
Here are three pointers:
Here is the third and final installment of excerpts from For the Love of Public Speaking, a 27-minute introduction to Toastmasters I produced during a Television Production Workshop at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1994. This week I cover “Presentation.” The information in this video is targeted to people who […]
Your body movement during your presentation has the ability to strengthen the impact of your message … or it can be a serious distraction.
One of your goals as a speaker is to look so natural with your movements and with what you say that no one even notices that you are using intonation and inflection or body movement as a means of emphasizing the points of your speech.
So, what kinds of mannerisms are distracting?