7 Nervous gestures and how to tame them

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Ever been driven mad by the presenter who continuously clicks the top of a ballpoint pen or who “pops&# the top of a flipchart marker on and off? If you have to write on a flip chart, consciously practice putting the pen down when you have finished writing. It’s natural to be a little nervous when you start speaking but your nervous gestures can give the game away to your audience.

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Another good trick is to lightly pencil in notes to yourself on the edge of flip chart pages. The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flipchart. I usually have notes hidden around the stage, but the audience never knows that I'm looking at them.

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Public Speaking: Take A Peek

Great Public Speaking

Another good trick is to lightly pencil in notes to yourself on the edge of flip chart pages. The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flipchart. I usually have notes hidden around the stage, but the audience never knows that I'm looking at them. I look at my notes that are lying flat on my table when 1. The audience is laughing 2. When I'm pushing buttons on my laptop 3. When I walk past the table looking down and holding my chin as if I'm thinking.

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Great Public Speaking

Another good trick is to lightly pencil in notes to yourself on the edge of flip chart pages. The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flipchart. I usually have notes hidden around the stage, but the audience never knows that I'm looking at them. I look at my notes that are lying flat on my table when: 1. The audience is laughing 2. When I'm pushing buttons on my laptop 3. When I walk past the table looking down and holding my chin as if I'm thinking.

How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

Flip charts and handouts back from the print shop. He brought back their lecterns, their curtains, their lights, He brought back their flipcharts, exhibits and mikes. Huge thanks to John Zimmer for his creativity and brilliance in revising this classic for us speakers.