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Anchoring to One Side of the Room Scoping and Targeting for Interaction
Building a Presenter’s Triangle Shifting Weight to Look Relaxed
Three Positions in the Triangle Gesturing to Get Help
Rest & Power – Angles of the Body Avoiding Filler Words (um, er, etc.)


Anchoring to One Side

When using visual support, present from the reading-anchor side of the room.

For example, if the content is in English, present from the audience left-side since the reading pattern is left-to-right.

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The Presenter’s Triangle

Body language is based on proximity — how close or how far you are from people.

The Presenter’s Triangle is an imaginary space in which to move while speaking.

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Three Positions

The Presenter’s Triangle only uses three positions or places for movement within the defined space.

This allows for consistency in delivery.

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Rest & Power

Only TWO angles of your body are needed for emphasis.

The REST position is when you stand at a 45-degree angle to the room.

The POWER position is when you square-off (90-degree angle) to the back of the room.

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Scoping and Targeting

Interaction is effectively achieved through an “offer” where the audience knows who is invited to participate and who is selected.

“Scoping” defines those included in the offer (as in a question, for example).

“Targeting” denotes a choice among those who accept the offer (such as those who raise a hand to participate).

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Shifting Weight

To make gestures appear “natural” your stance should be shifted to one foot or the other – where your chin lines up over your knee.

This shifted stance look relaxed and allows for more natural gestures — where the hands are at different heights and different depths.

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Gesturing for Help

Once the hands are established as communication tools, you can use gestures to reference content without appearing as if you are reading information or getting help on the topic from the visual.

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Avoiding Fillers

“Fillers” are the sounds we make in-between the words we say, such as: um, uh, er, okay, right, etc. 

This is the mind “thinking out loud”. Yet, the audience should not be hearing anything except silence while you are thinking.

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