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  • When we stand and present, we want to come across as confident and composed.

  • And one of the great ways to do that is by working on our body language. Let's

  • look at three ways to improve your nonverbal body language in presentations.

  • Coming up.

  • Hello again, friends. If you never seen one of my videos, I'm Alex Lyon.

  • And this channel, Communication Coach, is here to help you increase

  • your impact so you can lead your teams to higher levels of excellence. And I

  • believe that presentation skills are a really important part of leadership.

  • You're going to be standing and presenting quite frequently if you're in

  • any kind of leadership position. So we want to get just a little bit better at

  • this. Let's look at three ways you can improve your nonverbal body language so

  • that people can hear your message in a much more confident and composed way.

  • And these tips, by the way, go together. So each of the three tips have a couple of

  • pieces as you'll see. So the first tip is eye contact and smile. So eye contact.

  • You have to look directly into somebody's eyes that's listening about

  • 99% of the time. You don't want to look too much at your notes. You don't want to

  • look back at your slides really. You certainly don't want to look at the

  • floor over their heads. A lot of bad habits out there in terms of eye contact.

  • You want to look directly in someone's eyes almost the whole time and that

  • really takes quite a bit of practice. The other thing you want to do is look

  • directly into somebody's eyes long enough to finish a thought and then move

  • on to the next person. So you don't want to just stare at one person the whole

  • time and you don't want to scan so that you're never locking in. A communication

  • coach actually once told me, "One thought, one look." So long enough to finish about

  • a sentence, feel that connection, and then you move on to the next person. So what

  • do you do with your face while you're making eye contact. You've got to

  • smile. A lot of times people get overly robotic when they present. They might be

  • making good eye contact but their face is stern. And it doesn't look like

  • anything's happening emotionally. You want to smile and warm your face up a

  • little bit so that when you're making eye contact with somebody they feel a

  • connection with you that's welcoming and supportive. You don't want to come across

  • as a deer in the headlights. Tip number two. Posture and gestures. And these

  • things go together. So in terms of what not to do for posture, you don't

  • want to shuffle your feet back and forth. You don't want to sway your hips. You

  • don't want to cross and uncross your legs repetitively. You don't want to pace

  • around like a wild person. By the way, if you want to walk in a presentation, it's

  • okay to walk a little bit but make sure when you walk you stop and you say a

  • little bit before you walk again. So walk with a purpose,

  • stop, share your message, and then maybe a minute or so later, walk again. Don't pace.

  • So once you have these don'ts out of the way, what should you do? You want to stand

  • with your feet about shoulder width apart. This is how you would stand if you

  • weren't self-conscious about how you're standing. We get self-conscious when we

  • present but really all you have to do is stand like a normal person. Then you want

  • to put just a tiny bit of weight on the front of your foot and a little tiny bit

  • lighter on your heels. And your whole foot is still touching, but you have a

  • little bit more of a ready responsive position. You also want to soften your

  • knees a little bit. You don't want to have locked knees. Bad things happen when

  • your lock your knees. I'm not sure of the physiology of it but when people lock

  • their knees, they oftentimes pass out when they're nervous. And you don't want

  • to do that in the middle of your presentation. So soften those knees. Now

  • you've got your posture. Let's add some gestures to it. You don't want to put

  • your hands in your pockets. You don't want to put your hands behind your back.

  • You don't want to grab on to different parts of your body for security. All that

  • looks very distracting. So here's what you should do. You should loosely clasp

  • your hands at about belt level. And then you should just gesture naturally from

  • there. You don't want to interlock your fingers you don't want to wring your

  • hands. Because then you'll get too locked in and it's hard to let go. But if you

  • practice at home just loosely clasping your hands like this then just start to

  • gesture naturally from here and that's the way to do it. Small little gestures

  • just like this. You can do this all day long and it's just going to add a nice

  • emphasis to your words and it's not going to be distracting whatsoever.

  • Tip number three. You want to pause. And when you pause after a key idea, add a little

  • tiny bit of a nod. I've seen some really convincing and persuasive speakers do

  • this. And what you'll notice if you pause after a key idea and nod that pause is

  • really persuasive but the nodding is contagious. You'll see that people

  • listening to you actually start to nod a little bit with you. And

  • that's one of the ways that you know you have them. It's a very subtle but

  • powerful nonverbal body language tip. So those are my three tips for improving

  • your nonverbal body language when you're presenting. But I'd like to hear your

  • tips. Question of the day, how do you recommend that we improve our body

  • language while we're presenting. Please put the comments below in that section. I

  • look forward to reading those. So, thanks. God bless. I'll see you in the next video.

When we stand and present, we want to come across as confident and composed.

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Body Language for Presentations

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    Miho Ishii 發佈於 2021 年 03 月 18 日
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