Embrace the audienceWe don?t mean hug them. Instead, by gesturing outwards towards the recipient of your conversation, they are more likely to engage with you and what you?re saying. Emulating this move means your eyes are likely to do the same, and direct eye contact with your audience will make your address appear all the more engaging. A byproduct of making these assertive moves is that you are less likely to appear shaky if you are physically nervous. Famous fan: Steve Jobs, CEO and founder, Apple.
Touch your chestNot only will this move make you appear emotionally engaged with what you?re saying, it?s also a proven method to calm yourself down.
It can be used as a way to make yourself more?reassured should you be feeling anxious.Famous fan: Tony Robbins, billion-dollar life-coach and author.
Keep your hands where we can see themHaving your hands open to the audience signifies engagement. If they are on show you are also more likely to relax them, as white balled fists will not assure your team or?clients of your ability to perform under pressure. Instead, keep them relaxed, which will make you appear confident and at ease. Being aware of your hands, and what they are doing, also means you can use them as a memory tool to physically signify the points you want to make. This is especially important in situations where nerves can trigger mind blanks. Famous fan: Bill Gates, Microsoft.
Lean into your audienceWhilst avoiding getting too up-close-and-personal in more intimate interview situations, leaning your head, shoulders, and arms towards your intended audience shows them you are comfortable in the situation, and that you have things you are excited to talk about with them. Famous fan: Sheryl Sandberg, CEO, facebook
Share this story