For this speech I was definitely going for an informal tone, but I didn't realize the effect leaning on the podium would have on my balance and gestures. Also, I was trying to not be hunched over the laptop, but I used it as a crutch and it affected my posture and breathing.
3 goals for postural improvement:
- Stand up straight and perhaps place hands on podium to help with posture and breathing
- Have more control over my hand gestures, making them more intentional and therefore more effective in relaying my message
- Hopefully with the better posture and squaring my shoulders to the audience, the eye contact will naturally come along with.