Nov 22, 2013

Presentation FAQs #8: Should I stand or move around while presenting?

If you are presenting to a large crowd, I recommend you move around while presenting. This way you are closer to the audience and enables better eye contact.

If you are presenting in a conference room to a very small crowd, you can choose to stand still on one side of the screen. For which side, click here.

Having said this, do what naturally comes to you. If you are not at all comfortable moving around, you can choose to stand at one place. I recently attended Nielsen 360; a marketing conference wherein most presenters except two were moving around. The guys who did not move also did well. Finally what matters if your confidence, your preparation and your content.

Finally, my answer is: try to move around. If you just can't, forget everything and stand still.

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