Don’t forget body language. People will not only be listening to your words, but they will also be picking up on many other signs and being affected positively or negatively by them.
We all know that it’s not only what we say that people react to, but also our body language.
We can often understand what a person is thinking or feeling merely by looking at their face.
We can tell if someone is happy, sad, bored or angry. We don’t need words. We already know.
So, people will not only be listening to your words, but they will also be picking up on all these other signs and being affected, positively or negatively, by them.
Your posture may not only influence other people’s perceptions of you, but might also empower or reduce your own self-confidence.
So if you want to feel confident and think positively during a talk, you should place your feet squarely on the floor, stand up straight, with your shoulders back and your head held high and look directly at the audience.
Oh yes and … don’t forget to breathe.