You Want to Be Natural on Stage — Exaggerate In Practice


All too often speaking professional gesture a not conveying the message they want. In my experience it is due to the lack of strong and expressive body movement. The cure is to exaggerate your gestures when practicing.
An excellent exercise is to practice with both arms up at shoulder height. Make all your gestures from that position. No doubt you will feel awkward, however, when your gestures are expressive your message is more easily understood. Enhance your gesture when giving a presentation and you will come alive in front of any audience. Exaggerate your gestures in practice and they will just right when in front of your audience.
It is important to keep in mind that gestures are the largest part of your message. The lack of gestures limits your ability to communicate the message you want to convey.


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