Movement during a speech provides variety for the audience

When you walk from one place to another, you attract listeners’ attention and get them involved as their eyes and heads follow you.

Your movement from your seat to the lectern or podium is actually the beginning of your presentation and the first opportunity to use body language. 

You want to appear confident and eager to speak, so walk purposefully to the front of the room with your head up and shoulders back. When you appear confident, people believe you are confident. 

Turn and face your audience directly, then begin speaking. 

Keep in mind: when you’ve finished speaking, return to your seat in the same manner.

Francesco Pecoraro

Francesco has extensive experience as a project, program and portfolio manager, project management officer (PMO), digital transformation and strategic consultant. He is also considered a communication, public speaking and leadership expert.

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