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Public Speaking Tips on Hand Gestures & Body Language

Public Speaking Tips on Hand Gestures

Wonder what to with your hands when you’re giving a presentation?

public speaking hand gesturesSteve Bavister, who is a trainer with communication skills company Speak First. Steve demonstrates the best (and worst!) options for holding your hands and gesturing so that you look confident and professional and get your message across clearly.

Youtube Video: What to do with your hands when you’re presenting!

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You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

4 Essential Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker

A great presentation takes more than smart preparation and execution of verbal skills. Body language is just as important, and the 2014 Toastmasters International world champion of public speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi reveals his four best tips.

Gestures and Body Language

If not used properly, gestures and body language can be distracting and detract from the message of your speech. Learn to hone your speaking skills by channeling nervous energy into purposeful movement.

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Public Speaking Tips : The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

I think it is an awesome video on presentation skills.


Here are some points extracted from the video:

  • Set the theme
  • Make your theme clear and consistent
  • Create a headline that sets the direction for the meeting
  • Provide the outline
  • Open and close each section with a clear transition
  • Make it easy for your listeners to follow your story
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm e.g. extraordinary, amazing, cool, incredible, unbelievable, awesome
  • Wow your audience
  • Sell an experience
  • Make numbers and statistics meaningful
  • Analogies help connect the dots for your audience
  • Make it visual
  • Point a simple picture that doesn’t overwhelm
  • Give ’em a show
  • Identify your memorable moment and build up to it
  • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse
  • Spend the time to rehearse
  • One more thing…
  • Give your audience an added bonus to walk away with

If you want to overcome stage fright and learn to speak with confidence, join a Toastmasters club.

You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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