heed to any sharp movement within our field of vision. Imagine a grazing zebra when it spots thebuff-colored mane of a lion. Its sympathetic nervoussystem kicks in and the zebra starts to run. Theprimitive species that didn’t pay attention are gonefor good. This is not to suggest startling youraudience into stampeding out of the room. No, justactivate that DNA code with some sort of movement. You’re not a statue; don’t stand as still as one.Explore the full range of physical expressiveness.Move your entire body from one place to another,across the stage, standing up, bending over, spinningaround. Gesture with your hands, even feet? whileremaining in the same location. Increase the speed,range and variety of your movement; it creates animpression of vigor and excitement.
Gestures, a form of body language or non-verbalcommunication, are a major component of humanlife. In some societies, gestures are used to initiate amating ritual. Religious and spiritual gestures arealso commonly known, such as the Catholic sign of the cross. We communicate daily with all kinds of gestures; whether hailing a taxi or blowing a kiss, theuniversal meaning of many gestures is understoodquickly and accurately. As gestures are so easilyunderstood, in many cultures, what we do with ourhands may even replace words.Our instinct tells us to trust body language more thanwords. Early on we learn that body language oftencommunicates more honestly than words. Having a