Speakers, body language matters—even if you’re not visible

Demeanor affects delivery, and that will come through in a webcast or at a live event where your audience is distant or distracted. Follow these helpful hints to land your message.

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Have you ever delivered a presentation where listeners were not looking at you, or not able to see you?

It can happen in any number of business situations:

In situations like these, clients often ask me, “Is it worth spending the time to work on my delivery skills?”

Yes, because your physical resources help communicate your message.

When you know people won’t be looking at you, it’s tempting to take the easy way out and not think about your delivery skills. This is a missed opportunity, because everything you do (or don’t do) to engage your body comes through in your voice.

When your body is not animated, your voice comes out flat and dull. If you sound bored with your own message, why should your audience pay attention to what you’re saying?

Even when you aren’t visible to your listeners, focus on the following:

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