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The president of positive
Communications media & Speaker
training and author of The Well-Spoken
Woman says body language is important
in public speaking and job interviews.
let’s say I’ve prepared a presentation for a large group of colleagues.
I’ve mastered the material and run
it by a few people to make sure it’s
on the mark. I’m reminding myself
of some old advice: Smile and make
eye contact. what am I forgetting?
Slouched posture can telegraph uncertainty or submissiveness. Take ownership of any room with the “champion
stance.” Whether speaking before staff
members, at a board meeting or at
an industry conference, you will look
and sound better with good posture. A
relaxed yet commanding posture helps
you project confidence.
The champion stance is easy to do.
Start by placing one foot in front of
the other. Then, stand up straight with
body weight resting on the back leg.
Avoid positioning feet shoulder-width
apart, which locks the knees in place.
Next, drop your shoulders back and
lift your chin slightly. Don’t stick your
chest out. The shoulder drop is the
secret to carrying yourself like a world
stressful for many people. How can
a person manage to incorporate
your advice on physical presence
without coming off as a stiff automaton? Nervous anxiety or self-doubt can trigger “speech mode.” The
telltale signs of speech mode are weak
eye contact, a ramrod-straight body
and a rapid speaking pace. Additionally,
some presenters develop tunnel vision
as they clamp down on the sides of the
lectern. The only movement is limited
to neck turns and eye darts. Presenters
caught in the grip of speech mode are
suffering physically and emotionally.
Upper body movement and hand
gestures relax the body language, are
interactive and convey enthusiasm.
When standing before an audience,
turn to face the individual you are
talking to. Don’t just turn your neck;
rather, look at the person by turning
from the waist. Use a hand gesture
to hand off a thought. Gestures can
underscore central points and are a
great way to externalize excess energy
or anxiety. Keep the gestures round
and smooth. Avoid harsh karate-chop
jerks or flipping the wrists.
— JAmie ecKle
A new professional organization for mobile ap-
plication developers, the Application develop-
ers Alliance, was launched earlier this month
and then promoted at the consumer electronics
Show in las Vegas. The ADA currently has a cou-
ple dozen corporate members, which are sub-
sidizing the 600 or so independent developers
who have signed up and currently pay no fees.
FOTOLIA / MINERVA STUDIO
don’t Get the Job
50% the percentage of new hires who had applied in the first week that a job was posted
things like making presentations
and being interviewed for a job are
SOURCE: STUDY BY INTERNET JOB-SEARCH ORGANIZER STARTWIRE
OF OVER 6,000 HIRES IN 10 INDUSTRIES, FALL 2011