Stand or sit, and why does it matter?
JANUARY 6, 2012
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.