To deliver a successful accounting presentation, you need to write good content, design effective supporting visuals and rehearse.
You also have to be aware of your body language. What you do with your body, hands, face will affect the tone and impact of your presentation, and whether your audience trusts you and understands the information you’re presenting.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to body language in accounting presentations:
- **Maintain eye contact **with your audience to establish trust and show confidence. Avoid looking down or around the room, as this can make you appear disengaged or uninterested.
- Stand up straight, with your shoulders back and your chest out. This not only helps you look confident but also helps you breathe better, which can help you speak more clearly.
- Use hand gestures to emphasise important points, but avoid excessive or distracting movements. Be intentional with your gestures and make sure they align with your message.
- Your face can convey a lot of information, so make sure your expressions match the tone of your message. Avoid looking bored, nervous, or unsure, as this can undermine your credibility.
- Move around the room if possible, but don’t pace back and forth. Use movement to engage your audience and emphasise important points.