I am in the middle of two day workshop, Powerful Presentations. Although I had fairly much experience in delivering presentations in English I did not know that I had a serious problem in my gesture and posture. All the participants of the workshop had a chance to video-taped their own presentation practice and reviewed the recorded video together. I was surprised that I used such an insecure posture and unnatural gesture. They said this non-verbal, but visual or vocal aspects have much more impact on the effectiveness of one’s presentation. I had just thought that the message, the verbal message was the key to the presentation until now.
Be aware of yourself. That was today’s one big lesson. I hope I will be able to hook another tomorrow.