SHOW AND TELL
Make Eye Contact
When you look at the audience you are talking to, it shows that you are trying to connect with them and they are more likely to pay attention to you.
If looking at someone’s eyes while talking makes you nervous, look at the spot between the eyes.
Stand firmly with 2 feet on the ground and your shoulders back. If you are using notes, make sure they do not cover your face.
- Stand stiffly like a soldier on a parade
- Sway from side to side
- Lean against anything
- Shift your weight from foot to foot
Speaking clearly makes it easier for your audience to understand what you are saying.
Remember the 5 P’s when speaking:
- POWER – loud or soft
- PACE – fast or slow
- PITCH – high or low
- PAUSE – a break or rest in speaking
- PRONUNCIATION – the way a word is spoken