- Crossing arms or legs indicates defense.
- Lack of movement indicates that a person is trying not to be noticed or is playing it safe.
- Leaning or moving forward vs. sitting or stepping back is the difference between "tell me more, I'm interested" and "let me think about it as I may not be that interested."
- Hands folded in front is a protective gesture.
For a group presentation, it is easier to engage the audience if you stand, even if it's just at the head of a table around which your board members sit. You can still move around a bit and look at them all "up close."
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