Body Language Tips For Public Speaking & Presentations – Part 33

Written by Matteo Cassese

When you reflect on your next presentation, what do you think about first? Do you think about your slides? Do you think about your voice? Do you think about your message? I bet you don’t think about your body language, but your body communicates a lot when you are on stage.

Try to stand up straight and have the friendliest posture. On top of that, try to have natural movements that will make your audience welcome in your presentation.

Don’t expect to control your body language completely but avoid these two behaviors:

– The first one is to turn your back to your audience. It might come natural to you because you want to check your slides, but you should have a laptop or a monitor in your line of sight so you never need to turn your back.

– The other thing is lecterns. Whenever there is a lectern you just stand in front of it, on the side of it, but never present from behind it. The only exception is if you are an old eminent professor.

Summary:

  • Your body language is part of your presentation.
  • Don’t turn around, don’t look at your slides, don’t turn your back to your audience.
  • Whenever there is a lectern consider it like a radioactive zone of the stage. Step away and keep away of it.

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Who is Matteo Cassese?

Hi! I’m a marketing consultant and an enthusiastic entrepreneur with experience working for multinational companies (Warner Bros.), teaching at a university (Link Campus University), and consulting for entertainment companies (Netflix). I’m a scholar of storytelling and have dug deep into screenwriting techniques, mythology, and trans-media narratives. This passion is translated in the simple structure template that you get in all my courses. In my free time I enjoy driving cars (fast).

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