We can lose much of our dynamism when we sit and speak. People can’t see our hands, our internal organs are “squished”, and we’re inhibited by lack of movement.
If you must sit in this Zoom world, these guidelines will help you exude energy:
- Scoot your hips toward the edge of the chair. Remove your back from any support.
- Roll your shoulders down your back, opening your chest.
- Feel your sitz bones, (the bones at the very bottom ends of each side of your pelvis) sitting squarely on the chair. These form your anchor.
- Ensure that your feet lie parallel to each other, flat on the floor, facing forward. Your knees should be bent at 90 degrees.
- Make sure that your hands remain shoulder-distance apart. Gesture with them just like you would when standing up. Do not close them in front of your body. Let them animate you!
There-you’ve got it. You now feel and appear direct and energetic. You’re presenting with power!