Infographic: Nonverbal communication tips for speakers

This infographic explains what to do before and during a speech to ensure that you feel confident, speak clearly and keep your audience interested.

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Most people feel nervous about public speaking.

When we feel nervous, it’s easy to lose track of what our bodies are doing.

We speak faster, make distracting hand gestures and fail to make eye contact with audience members. We give a forgettable (or so bad it was memorable) performance, but we have no idea what we looked like.

An infographic from Dr. Dustin York, a nonverbal communication researcher and assistant professor at Maryville University, and Piktochart can help.

It lists nonverbal tips speakers can use before and during their talks to make sure they’re focused and engaging. Here are a few:

Before the speech:

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