When you’re on stage, every movement you make, every step you take, impacts the way the audience receives your message. If your movements align with your words, they increase the impact of your message. But if they appear random or disconnected, they will derail even the best message.
There are two general schools of thought when it comes to movement on the stage during a speech.
Both are derived from acting. One says, “Find your mark. Stay on your mark. Keep your hands to your sides. Bring them up when you’re gesturing, but keep them at your side when you’re not.”