Good Posture For Better Speaking

What you DO say is just as important as what you DON’T say. I’m referring to your poor and sloppy body language.

Everywhere I look, I see hundreds of people hunched over their computers banging on their keyboard . . . or . . . standing with their heads down, staring down at their “smart phones” – typing with their thumbs and again with hunched shoulders.

I have observed these bad habits being carried over to face-to-face meetings. Young and old generations are moving like the walking dead with poor posture.

If you really want to be noticed, in a positive way, train yourself to have a strong posture. Keep your back straight and your shoulders aligned. This conveys confidence and authority.

A strong and proper posture also improves your ability to breathe by 30%. This means you have better lung capacity and more oxygen to talk louder or to siiiNNNGGG!

In fact, research conducted by San Francisco State University revealed that “simply choosing to alter body posture to a more upright position can improve mood and energy levels.” That’s right: Reduce your fatigue and reduce your depression.

SO stop your slouching and improve your circulation and improve your concentration. Bring on better body language so you, too, can stand proud and speak loud.

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About The Author
- Daniel is the Executive Producer and web developer of Founder's District TV. He has been a member of Toastmasters Founder's District since 2005 and is now serving as the Club Growth Director for 2015-2016.