You are personally in charge of the image you want to present.
Body language consists of facial expressions, hand gestures, body postures and the use of space all interact to create an overall impression.
Facial expressions usually convey how you feel
Gestures emphasize what you mean
Postures explain who you are
BODY LANGUAGE ERRORS
The following are habits that can destroy a presentation:
- Poor posture
- Inappropriate and incongruent gestures
- Unprofessional clothing
- Erratic hairstyle
- Poor grooming
- Poor eye contact
- Nervous tics
- Hands shaking
- Rubbing of hands
- Pacing back and forth
Make it a top priority to have yourself evaluated as a public speaker with a professional voice coach. Your weaknesses once identified can be easily improved.
It takes recognizing the weakness, applying the correct technique to eradicate or replace it, and practicing until embedded in your neural pathways.
Make 2024 the year for your public speaking skills to SHINE.