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Positive body language in public speaking

  • Have a positive posture. Sit or stand upright, with your shoulders back and your arms unfolded and at your sides or in front of you.
  • Keep your head up. Your head should be upright and level.
  • Practice and perfect your posture. Stand in a relaxed manner, with your weight evenly distributed.
  • Use open hand gestures. Spread your hands apart, in front of you, with your palms facing slightly toward your audience. This indicates a willingness to communicate and to share ideas.

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  • Use mirroring. Subtly mirror the body language of the person you're talking to. This will make him feel more at ease. But don't copy every gesture.
  • Maintain the appearance of calm by keeping your hands still, and by avoiding fidgeting with your hair or touching your fac...

  • Have an open posture. Be relaxed, sit or stand upright and place your hands by your sides. 
  • Use a firm handshake. But don't get carried away - you'll likely come across as rude or aggressive.
  • Maintain good eye contact. Try to hold the other person's gaze ...

Is the unspoken element of communication that we use to reveal our true feelings and emotions - gestures, facial expressions and posture.

Some signs that people may be bored or disinterested in what you're saying:

Signs of a disengaged, disinterested or unhappy audience:

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