How we walk on and off the stage will show our levels of confidence, and will help the audience see us in a positive light. From the moment we leave our seat until the moment we return to it, we are on show, and we can be purposeful for every second.

Try different ways of coming up on stage: slowly and thoughtfully; striding purposefully; dynamically and exuberantly. At the end of your speech stand and take the applause, shake hands assertively with the next speaker, and walk tall back to your seat.

Your body language needs to tell the world that you have done a great job on stage.

From Speakeasy 156 – February 2012