When we are presenting we are sometimes a bit preoccupied with how we look. Should we be moving? Are we speaking with our hands too much, or too little? Do we look dynamic?
All of that is besides the point. You and your intention are with you in stillness. Not in some constructed forced stillness, but in the stillness before action. The poise of a great cat about to pounce.
That place is where you and your best ideas live and from where they should launch.
Next time you are wondering about whether your movement is appropriate, try instead to find the place of ease within your own skin.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.