Proud Posture

In July’s “Speaking For Impact,” I was coaching a thirty-something woman, who had just been hired by a Fortune 500 company in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She had a Master’s Degree in public policy and was working in government relations.

When she was delivering her prepared speech, there was a disconnect between what she was saying and how she appeared.  Her words were strong and convincing, but her body language was betraying her.  She seemed like a nervous southern belle.

However, with a few posture adjustments (standing balanced, feet at a comfortable distance apart and hands rested at her side), she went from demure to confident.

As she sat down, she declared, “Oh, I get it.  Instead of standing like the President’s wife, I should stand like the President.”

I love those “aha” moments.

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