Body language communicates 55% of the message you send. You can control it....
Use hands to gesture what you mean: how many, how big, etc. Not to touch face, play with hair, tap, gesture wildly, fold arms, fiddle.
Fiddling with a pen
Fiddling with a pen is a no-no at the podium, in a meeting, in a job interview, on TV. A pen in hand is distracting, potentially dangerous.
On TV avoid all hand movement, fidgets. Gestures can say more than words and distract from what you are saying.
Good sitting posture everywhere: sit back, sit tall, sit like you belong. Great for interviews and before standing up to speak.
Feel confident everyday, everywhere. Root yourself like a tree. Feet less than a foot apart. Great image!
Make it APPROPRIATE. Your face should FIT your message. If it's funny, upbeat: smile. If it's sad: don't smile.
One-to-one look into a person's eyes, into their soul. People like it. Makes you appear confident.
4C's eye contact
Use this 4C's eye contact tip with an audience: Contact- Connect- Communicate- Continue on to someone else. Look 'em right in the eyes!
Get rid of fillers
To stop sounding stupid, get rid of fillers: "You know" - "Uhhh" - "Like" etc. How? PAUSE instead.