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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking. It gives you authority, it helps the audience pay better attention, and your eye contact and body language are more accessible to the group. Are you on a raised stage, or are you at eye level with the audience? If any of these positions are uncomfortable or precarious, change the offending piece of clothing.

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking. It gives you authority, it helps the audience pay better attention, and your eye contact and body language are more accessible to the group. Are you on a raised stage, or are you at eye level with the audience? If any of these positions are uncomfortable or precarious, change the offending piece of clothing.

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Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

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Photos ( Zenfolio | Flickr ) Archives About Contact Dear Speakers By James Duncan Davidson on March 8, 2009 12:22 AM | 71 Comments Tagged: advice, speaking Last week, while shooting eComm 2009 in Burlingame, I started posting a set of thoughts on Twitter, all starting out Dear Speaker. And, if you’re telling the audience that you don’t want to be there with your body language, you’re not helping your words get through to them very much, are you?

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