If you move slowly, your audience could assume that you are nervous, anxious or indifferent. Walk too quickly, though, and they will interpret your pace as overconfidence. Best bet: Approach the lectern about 25% faster than you normally walk. That conveys the impression that you are excited to be speaking to this audience and that you are eager to begin.
— Adapted from “Six Surefire Actions To Take After You’re Introduced,” Allan Misch, No Sweat Speaking Ezine, Allan and Allan, www.nosweatspeaking.com.
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