Public Speaking Tips on Gestures & Body Language

Tips on Gestures & Body Language

Gestures and body language can be distracting and detract from the message of your speech if not used properly.

Learn how to improve your public speaking skills on gestures and body language by channeling nervous energy into purposeful movement.

Check out the following videos on gestures and body language.


Ask Darren: Public Speaking: What is a good body

Make Body Language Your Superpower

It is an instructional video on using body language effectively presented by a few Stanford graduate students.

Gestures and Body Language

Types of Gestures:

  • Descriptive
  • Emphatic
  • Suggestive
  • Prompting

Coordinating gestures, eye contact and walking can be a challenge. Limit the number of times you walk when you arrive at your destination. Be sure to stay there and make eye contact, you can perfect this technique with practice.

Practice is the key to helping you improve on your communication and presentation skills. Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environments.  You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.