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Two Ways to Ensure Body Language Improves Your Presentations

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If it didn’t send a message, we wouldn’t call it body language.

What you do with your body impacts the message your audience takes away from your presentation.

To get the most positive impact from your body language in a presentation, you need to know these two things before you say your first word in the presentation:

  1. What’s your message?
  2. What’s the perception you want the audience to have of you and your presentation?

The Impact of Body Language

Body language does one of three things to your presentation:

  1. Improves it
  2. Confuses your message
  3. Becomes your message

Body language that supports your message and your desired audience perception improves your presentation.

But all too often, stage fright, inexperience, or a simple lack of awareness undermines your message and target audience perception. You can’t create a sense of confidence in your audience if your body language sends a message of nervousness or tension–no matter what you say.

Body Language Speaks Sooner Than Words

Your audience will usually see your body language before it hears your language. In this video, I’ll share with you a couple of simple but powerful techniques to ensure your body language supports your message and improves your presentations.

This blog post has been re-published by kind permission of Gerry Sandusky – View the original post .


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Gerry Sandusky, is the New York Times best-selling author of Forgotten Sundays, the play-by-play voice for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, the sports director for Baltimore's WBAL TV, and a noted authority on communication, motivation, perception, and change.

Gerry has won Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for outstanding broadcasts.

The son of former NFL coach, John Sandusky, Gerry has found his own niche in coaching as president of The Sandusky Group, a communications-consulting firm.
The Sandusky Group helps professionals who are experts in their field look, feel, and perform better in front of every audience, and influence that audience. The Sandusky Group shows experts how to shine.

Gerry and his wife founded the Joe Sandusky Fund, to honor Gerry's late brother. The fund grants college scholarships to students who demonstrate passion, talent, initiative, and a drive to fulfil their dreams. Read other posts by

Published On: 3rd Mar 2017

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