An effective way of getting to know your own body language is to watch yourself when you speak. So, whenever you’re preparing a talk or an oral exam, practise in front of a mirror or, even better, video it. In this way you will be able to detect some unconscious gestures that you should avoid during a talk in front of an audience.
Let’s face it. Almost everyone’s got their own nervous tics, big or small. Like wringing their hands, playing with their hair or scratching an ear. Or doing the opposite – standing absolutely stock still for fear of moving anything!
If you want to discover what others like or dislike aboutyour body language, ask your parents or a friend to watch you during a rehearsal and give you feedback.