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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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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.


Public Speaking Tips on Body Language

Public Speaking Tips on Body Language

Public Speaking: Giving a Great Speech: Public Speaking Tips: Body Language

“Body language in public speeches makes a big impression on an audience. Maintain good posture and body language for speeches with tips from a communications specialist in this free public speaking video.”

How to Use Body Language to Improve Your Presentation Online videos for busy business professionals

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.

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Observing Body Language

“Excerpts from a Charlie Rose interview of Bill Gates are analyzed from a body language perspective. Observations include Conversational-izing, Virtual Space, and Timelines.”


How To Communicate Better With Body Language Secrets

“I don’t let my mouth say nothin’ my head can’t stand.” Louis Armstrong

Since the 1970s, learning how to communicate better has had a lot to do with understanding body language.

Julius Fast wrote a book entitled, Body Language in 1970. He talked about a new science called Kinesics. It opened the way to more studies and books on the subjects. Today, the term Body Language is very common and understood as an important element of communication.

In fact, experts in the field of communication suggest that there is a rule that says that 7% of the meaning of what a person is saying comes from their words.

Interestingly, 38% is based on the tone of their voice. 55% of the meaning comes from the body language of the person that is speaking. This rule comes from research that was published in the late 1960s.

Some now think that the percentages from this research might be slightly different. Nevertheless, the bottom line is still the same. If you don’t know the basics of body language, you are missing a valuable tool for learning how to communicate better. We speak body language on a subliminal level, without actually realizing that we are communicating through body talk.

1. Face

The most expressive part of your body is your face. When you enter a room if you feel nervous, your expression might make you look aloof or unfriendly.

Smiling at the room is a sure-fire way to remove anyone’s doubts about your approachability. Smiling makes us look warm, open and confident.

2. Eyes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. They certainly give people clues about what we are feeling.

A direct gaze towards someone can show interest- direct staring, on the other hand, can mean an intense dislike. Very little eye contact can show that you are shy.

3. Hands

Have you ever watched someone’s hand gestures when they are talking? Open hand gestures tend to make a person appear open and honest. Bringing hands together to a point can accent the point you are making.

Wringing your hands or excessively moving your fingers and hands will give away nervousness. It can even make someone look dishonest- are they trying to hide something?

4. Posture

If you lean towards someone you are showing an interest in that person. If we are feeling low in confidence, we tend to slouch our shoulders and look down.

Men and women use different body language. For instance, women will stand close to each other, hold eye contact with the person they are talking to and use gestures.

Men make little effort to maintain eye contact and don’t rely on the use of gestures to communicate. Men and women can learn how to communicate better by observing the differences in their use of body language.


Youtube Video: Public Speaking Tips on How to Start Your Presentation

Youtube Video: Public Speaking Tips on How to Start Your Presentation


“If you’re like most people, getting started is probably the hardest part.  It’s kind of like writers block. You can sit for hours—nothing comes to you, but when it does, it just pours out.  So, how do we get started?”

The following video provides some helpful tips on how to start your presentation by Karen Friedman.

Think about the following questions…
1. What is the purpose of your talk?
2. What do your listeners care about?
3. What do you want people to remember?

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Youtube Video: Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Tips

Tips for Public Speaking & Presentation Skills …

“One of the reasons that many people fear taking the podium is they are afraid of being the focal point of everyone’s attention.”

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Here are 10 tips for helping  you to do better for your next presentation:

  1. Take the time to prepare well for your presentation.
  2. Begin and end your presentation on time.
  3. Know your audience.
  4. Dress appropriately for your audience.
  5. Have a backup plan for visual aids used in your presentation.
  6. Tone down information overload.
  7. Don’t use inappropriate humor.
  8. Vary your speech tones.
  9. Relate your topic back to your audience.
  10. Learning from your experience.

For details, check out the below video about 10 tips for Effective Public Speaking.



Youtube Video – Killer Presentation Skills

Youtube Video – Killer Presentation Skills by J. Douglas Jeffereys

This video shows you a few of the simple behaviors you need become both comfortable and effective at public speaking:

  •  physical skills – controlling anxiety
  •  why presentation fails
  • the power of the pause
  • body language
  • gestures
  • and more

I find this video useful and would like to share with you.  It does not mean myseIf or Kowloon-Singapore Toastmaster Club endorse the product as I haven’t tried it personally. Thanks!

Club President 2007-2008
Kowloon-Singapore Toastmasters Club


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