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Powerful body language techniques you can use immediately

 In Body language, Delivery, Entrepreneur, Featured Media, Gesturing, Learning from Luminaries, Luminary, Meetings, News, Owning space, The Winning Voice, Video, Voice, What not to do

In this 3:50 minute video clip of a live module of my Plan and deliver memorable presentations program, I work with participants at a syndicate table explaining and demonstrating various body language and gesturing techniques.

You can emulate the techniques to present yourself and communicate your ideas with more impact.**

(** Here’s a 2:15 minute video clip with an explanation of the ‘Ya, Ya, Ya’ voice technique I mention in the clip. By the way  I produced the clip in 2020 and I cringe a bit watching the video set-up. I’m glad that my video set-up has improved since that time.)

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Implementation suggestion:

#1 Watch the clip and choose a technique to work on.

#2 At your next meeting, that is a safe one, use the technique,

#3 For example one of the following techniques:

  • Sit directly across from the most senior person.
  • Sit imagining that your neck is long at the back.
  • Sit imaging a puppeteer is pulling a string from the top of your head to the ceiling.
  • Sit with a default posture of your arms uncrossed on the table.
  • Interject in a meeting with a strong gesture with a firm hand and firm fingers, in front of your torso, held for a second or two.

#4 Reflect on the practice of the technique.

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p.s. Here is a recent blog from a luminary in the recruitment industry, Ross Clennett titled:

Why is there such a large feedback void in recruitment. Well worth a read.

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