A large part of public speaking has to do with how you use your body while you present your material. It’s a known statistic that 60-90% of how we communicate is non-verbal. Preparations for any presentation have to start with practicing perfect posture and constant eye contact, but you question:
Crossing your arms can make you seem impatient or closed. Swinging them at your sides can be distracting and show that you are fearful. Putting them in your pockets can come off as too casual.
So again, you ask:
Here are three recommend things to do with your arms while speaking:
Use your body to express meaning beyond your words during your presentation and your audience will have a more engaging experience. When practicing, take note of how you use your hands. This will help you up your “body-language game” during your presentation.
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