When we speak or conduct a presentation there are multiple variables that need to come together to round out a successful presentation. Here we look at how body language plays an instrumental role in the perfect presentation.
If you’re conducting a business proposal, running a meeting or presentation or even just having a conversation your body can often speak louder and stronger than your words. It’s not always about what you say but how you say it.
Ever noticed when having a conversation with someone and they seem disinterested?
Perhaps their hands are in their pockets, or they are slouching, even gazing around the room with an apparent lack of interest in what you’re discussing. Chances are, they’re not listening.
So how does it make you feel? I’d say not the best.
It’s the same when you’re speaking with someone. If your voice is saying one thing but your body another, it sends a confusing message to the person listening. Almost the feeling that you don’t really want to speak with them.
It’s the same when you are trying to make an important point to an audience. With no body language, your words aren’t enough. It’s the combination of what you say, coupled with your body language, that helps to make the point – quickly and effectively.
Think about your body language next time you’re having a conversation with someone, or even sit back and observe other people’s body language. You will start to learn a lot.
If you’re not getting your message across in presentations or even one-on-one conversations we can help. At The Better Speaker we focus on making you the best speaker possible. Contact us to find out how now!