Your body language (facial expressions, gestures, movements, eyes and sounds) should match your message when communicating.If what you say and what you sayYour audience will believe what you are.verbals.Movements and gestures are an important part of body language.Mark Brown, who was once the world speaker, once directed me: "Gilda, stand up and pass on."Instead of pacing aimlessly on stage, I should stand up and convey my message ---Purposeful action.Try this yourself.Before you start talking in front of a group of people, no matter how small, walk to where you are standing, even for purposeful steps.Stand in your shoes and make it thoughtful when you go to the wall chart, to the other side of the room, to the audience.• Stand with your feet and shoulders-Separate width and relax knees.Your weight should be evenly distributed on both feet.Avoid a tight pace or switch from 1 feet to another.Stand straight-You don't need to stand like a soldier, but your shoulders should be back and your head should be high so you can make eye contact.This posture can deliver confidence and help you breathe more fully.Do not "hide" behind the table, podium or wall chart ".Start with your hands in a "neutral position" and hang loosely on your side, so they will be available for natural gestures. Avoid putting your hands in your pocket as this can lead to lazy and lazy postures.You can also start tinkering with changes in your pocket without realizing it (yes, I 've seen and heard this happen!).Empty your hands.If you have to hold something (your notes or PowerPoint remote), please be aware of what you are doing.I 've seen the speakers unconsciously fold their notes into small squares.What's going on with distraction?Realize what your empty hands are doing-"wash" each other, grab each other tightly, play with your watch, etc.• Do not point to the audience.Yes, your mom is right-it's impolite to point it out.Try an open-Instead of gestures.Whether they are natural to you or you have to work on them, gestures can help convey your thoughts and are a bit big.Use a variety of smooth, thoughtful and natural gestures to support and visualize your message.Use the "fisherman gesture "."Remember the fisherman ?" He opened his arms and said, "I caught such a big fish "?This gesture is the visual clue that his words tell you.Use "on the one hand ..., On the other hand "gestures to show both sides of the problem.Gestures and actions provide visual effects that accompany your text.Learning to use them effectively will help you communicate your message with confidence, and your audience will see your message, not just hear it.You can reprint the article and you must include the copyright information and the following statement \ "Gilda Bonanno is a speaker dedicated to helping individuals and organizations get out of the comfort zone, become more successful coaches and coaches than they think.Contact her at www.gildabonanno.com.