3 bad habits that distract audiences

public speaking distractions to avoidDon’t allow your motions to detract from your message. Public speaking expert Alex Rister warns against these three common mistakes:

  1. The Rocker sways side to side or front to back. Move with purpose around the podium or through the audience to connect with people.
  2. Happy Pockets fiddles with change, keys or other objects. Empty your pockets before you speak.
  3. Lady Macbeth wrings her hands together. Videotape yourself speaking, and check whether your hand gestures are emphasizing key points or betraying you by revealing that you are nervous.

 Check out Alex’s blog Creating Communication  to read other great posts!

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