Body Language

Reid Walley leading Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop with Resident at UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Aug 2, 2018. Photo by Dr Amanda Kirane.

Confidence Workshop – UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons

A big thanks to Dr. Amanda Kirane for inviting me to present a hands-on bootcamp-style Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop for her UC Davis General Surgery Residents at their UC Davis Chapter’s Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) meeting. Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Date: Aug 2, 2018.

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Body Language Tip – Arm Position

While standing in front of the Be Yourself On Stage workshop audience, Jennifer told me she felt very awkward with her arms in a neutral position – casually down by her sides. Then I turned to the audience and asked, “How does she look?” Everyone in the audience said, “She looks normal.” What’s awkward for you comes across…

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Body Language Tip

The power of good body language during your speech starts with the body language you use to assuage your butterflies before you speak. Sit up straight Smile Breathe

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How I Overcome Butterflies and Feel Confident When Speaking

Body language is my secret to overcoming* the fear of public speaking. In my experience, I’m either standing or sitting while I wait for my turn to speak. I don’t really like the waiting part: my knees and hands used to shake uncontrollably and my teeth would chatter. But nowadays, I’m just plain antsy and…

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