Cliche Alert! You don’t have a second chance to make a first impression.
It’s important to remember that body language is essential when trying to convey a message, it is closely connected to the impact you can have on your audience. More than half of the impact is created by your body language, it means your nonverbal communication.
Even before you have spoken one single word, your audience will already have formed its opinion of you. As human beings we tend to watch in the first place and then listen.
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38% of the impact is due to the use of your voice tone, enunciation, volume, language, etc. All of these are extremely relevant to bring in your message across. A mere 7% of the first impact is made by the content of your story.
Now, that is a joke, right? It is not. However, this does not mean that your content is not important. It’s quite the contrary. Those 7% have to be absolutely spot on. If not, your presentation will not be successful.
Hence the importance of a good preparation but a good use of voice and body language make all the difference. So use these two powerful elements to create even more impact.
Now there are a number of other resources on the modish project blog to help on your next presentation. You can check them out, I promise there’ll give you value.