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To sit, or to stand, that is the question πŸ‘―πŸͺ‘

When presenting live or in a video, standing is always my number one choice. However, sitting may also be advantageous in some situations.

Below I have listed some key pros and cons for sitting versus standing when presenting or in the video:

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Creates a sense of equality and intimacy with your audience.
The overall tone becomes less authoritative and more conversational.
Less stressful (sitting takes the pressure off and calms the nerves).

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Can create a lack of urgency or interest (especially if leaning back in a chair).
Limits your range of movements.
Poor eye contact with your audience.
Less power as a speaker.
Decreased attention.
Poor voice due to diaphragm position.

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Better and longer focus.
Commanding presence.
Voice sounds better (thanks to diaphragm position).
Better eye contact.
Body movements can add dynamism to your delivery.

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Standing is always a highly advantageous option when presenting live or in video unless there is a specific reason for sitting down.
One of them may be an interview, where speakers want to create a conversational atmosphere on purpose.

What is your favorite position when is your time to speak? Here

//Danjiela Hagblom