Today at a professional networking event, a businessman diminished his credibility by giggling coins in his pocket for the entire time he was giving his pitch. Thirty pairs of eyes were on his right-hand pocket.
When you are standing in front of a group, 100% of communication is taking place:
7% words that you are speaking
38% your tone (voice, inflection, volume, pausing, pitch, pace)
55% your physiology (body language)
Giggling the coins was so distracting, I did not hear what he had to say.
How can you make sure that you present yourself with poise and confidence when you stand up to give your pitch at a networking event?
Connie Kadansky, Sales Call Reluctance coach, helps salespeople get their "ask" in gear. www.exceptionalsales.com or email@example.com