2. Body Language Matters
It is essential for students to understand the power of non-verbal communication. Teach students to use gestures and facial expressions to emphasize their points. Students should also maintain good posture and eye contact with the audience throughout their speech. Certain types of body language should be avoided, including fidgeting, swaying back and forth, leaning back, and placing hands in pockets. Here’s a video you can use with your students to review different types of gestures.
3. Use Visuals
Students can enhance their presentation with visual aids. Props, slides, videos, or posters will reinforce the message and keep the audience engaged. Visuals should be easy to read, and students should practice using them to ensure a smooth integration into their speech.