I'm getting ready to give a keynote tomorrow for the NJ Library Assistants Association Conference and came across this short clip. In it Mark Ragan interviews presentation expert Tom Mucciolo. Things you probably already know but a nice review.
- Hand gestures: When you ask the audience a polling questions an expansive gesture includes the entire audience
- The last person you look at will be the person who thinks they should answer
- Careful of "up blocking",the action of blocking the most vulnerable part of your body such as crossing arms. Keep those arms open - demonstrates your self confidence
- Use virtual space and move your hands to show how you think
- Use hands to anchor a point
- Careful: The time line should be pointed out in reverse so the audience see the natural time line
- Don't conversationalize your hand gestures -hands can distract.