By k | March 26, 2009 - 6:00 am - Posted in Sales

Bert Decker in
You’ve Got To Be Believed To Be Heard
points out that the ready position
is the ideal stance for public speaking.

Why?
“When you speak confidently
from a self-assured stance,
your energy is directed forward,
physically and psychologically,
toward your listener.”

What is the ready position?
“Lean slightly forward,
knees somewhat flexed,
so you can bounce lightly
on the balls of your feet.
You should feel like an athlete
ready to move quickly in any direction.”

I use the lean in
during interviews
and while sitting in an audience.
Try it next time.
Notice how the speaker zooms in on YOU.

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