EPIC Thought of The Day – The 3 Presentation Zones
In a business presentation you will find yourself needing to occupy one of three zones. You could quite possibly need, or want, to occupy all three of these zones during your presentation
The larger the room and the audiences then the more dynamic your ‘ownership’ of these zones will be.
Let’s start with the first zone, which we call ‘The Conservative Zone’. Just imagine you are looking down at your feet and you are standing in the middle of two or three-foot circle. You can be standing, or sitting, and within a couple feet of you there is this conservative zone, usually for small, conservative movements.
The second zone is best described as a ‘Moderate Zone’. Your role as a speaker, is to help everyone become comfortable with you moving in, and out, of these two zones.
The third zone is what we call The Dynamic Zone, which is more intense, drawing your audience into the picture more… often crossing the ‘Invisible Barrier Line’ which is between you and your audience. The Dynamic Zone is always in the audience’s space.
So, you have three zones: Conservative, Moderate and Dynamic.
Here’s my challenge for you today…
When you are speaking and you need to choose a zone, what do you do in that zone? How do you own that zone? How do you know that you are owning the zone the right way?
Here’s the answer… you always do what’s best for the delivery of your message. Sometimes you need to cross over the line into their space… increasing the intensity to make sure the point you want to bring is getting through to your audience. Then, there are other times, when you need to back off, reducing the tension between you and your audience, so they can ‘not be intimidated’ by your message and delivery.
This has a lot to do with how you stand and use movement. Making the way you use your hands, your eye contact and your vocal image… all intentional. This is one of the secret weapons of an EPIC Presenter.
This is the challenging thought for today… own the zone!
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