Effective Speaking and Presentation Skills
It is is said that fidgeting is a symptom of people’s pent up energy that comes from a feeling that they should be — or want to be — something else or somewhere else. It is no wonder that people who fidget find it difficult to pay attention to what you’re saying.
If someone is fidgeting and, in effect, tuning you out, you can’t get them to listen to what you are saying – or influence them to take action on what you are saying.
As the speaker (aka, sales representative, executive coach, brand manager, etc.) must be in complete command and have the complete attention of your audience if you want to want to get your message across.
The good news is that you can turn the listener’s attention
switch back on with nothing more than your body language and speaking voice.
Check out my video to find out how:
For example, I encountered someone who was fidgeting and clearly not honing in on what I was saying so here is what I did: I immediately took a breath. I dropped in my body. I dropped my voice. I looked at them. I drew them in with my energy. And I stayed firm.
That’s it. That’s all that you do.
So if somebody is fidgeting, you drop in your body, speak slower, drop your voice, breath and be intentional and draw them in.
It really freaked him out cause he said, ‘What did you just do?’ I said, ‘I just stabilized you.”
People pay attention to the fidgeting of others so make sure YOU don’t fidget either because it tells your listener you are uncomfortable and are not confident in what you’re saying.
That is a message you DON’T want to get across.