SPEECH AND SPEAKING 22 – 23

 

Continuing the series. I hope they are of use.

Tip  22

EYE CONTACT

* Look at people. Don’t look over them, under them or around them.

* Engage people individually and collectively through eye contact. Rest on individuals and cover the audience.

* Make your eyes friendly, encouraging and inviting.

* Avoid flat or hostile eyes.

* Eyes are the most important parts of the anatomy when it comes to gesture.
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Tip 23

GESTURE

* Needs to be compatable with the presenter and magnifying of speech.

* Gesture is a tool that can help emphasise and reinforce points.

* Overdoing gesture can undermine conversation because recipients are studying aspects of body language rather than listening to what is being said.

* Objects in hands can distract.
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