In this article, published on inc.com by Aj Agrawal, you can see how non-verbal communication is important. The autor also gives some hints to enhance your body language during a speech or a presentation.
- Tell your story with your eyes
- Get your hands involved
- Open up
- Smile as much as possible
Cisco says that body language and voice tone account for 63 percent of communication. What’s surprising is how few of us rehearse the way we will move on stage during presentations. So much time goes into developing our story and memorizing our lines. Many times, this allows us to deliver good presentations but not exceptional ones. Then, we’ll see someone on stage who absolutely dazzles us, whose amazing presence captivates the audience and sells his or her vision. While we believe many people are born with this talent, in truth a lot of it comes down to body language.
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