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Body Language

Body language is a type of nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication is an important aspect of communication, especially when you want people to pay attention to you. The right body language can heavily impact how people perceive what you say. Body language in public speaking contributes to how your speech is received. The last thing you want is to show nervous body language.

Signs of nervous body language

  • Rocking from side to side
  • Stumbling on stage
  • Freezing in your steps
  • Fidgeting
  • Frequently glancing at the screen
  • Pacing

How to show the right body language in public speaking

  • Maintain a straight posture
  • Don’t cross your arms
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Keep a smile on your face
  • Move around the stage confidently
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