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Monday, August 13, 2007

Stop Pacing

Are you one of those people who pace back and forth while you present? I used to be and when I did, I was more nervous, appeared less confident, and it distracted from my presentation.

It’s okay to move, but try to remember this rule of thumb: walk, stop, talk. Do not talk while you are walking or pacing. Stop when you want to talk. Feel free to walk to one side of the room (not speaking) and when you stop you can then talk. However, if you can, just stay center stage. It’s the place of power and command and everyone will see you. Just remember to make eye contact with everyone.

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