Category Archives: Body Language

Body language is a critical public speaking skill. Why? Because your audience often judges you and your message on what they see. Your body language can enhance your public speaking message or it can sabotage it. What are you doing with your body language during your presentation?  Questions about Public speaking from George Torok – The Speech Coach for Executives

 

Should I stand behind the podium (lectern) when I speak?

 

lertern or no

This is a common question. The first point is that the piece of furniture that speakers often stand behind is a lectern not a podium. A podium is a small stage that you stand upon while a lectern is a high desk upon which lecturers place their notes and stand behind.

Should you stand behind the lectern? Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

When should a speaker move?

When should a speaker move?

Some speakers claim that they have lots of energy so they like to move. Some speakers say that they are nervous and they feel better when they move around.

That could be the wrong reason to move when speaking. The important point is that when you move it should appear natural to your audience. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

Should I move when I speak?

Should I move when I speak?

Maybe. Move if it helps support your message. Most likely moving your head to look around the room and moving your hands to emphasize key points will help the presentation. Don’t stand still like a statue. That would probably look unnatural and feel uncomfortable. Feel free to move parts of your body to demonstrate that you are alive and passionate about your subject. But don’t let your arms flail about aimlessly. That would be distracting at the least. Continue reading

George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com