I recently came across the fact that when people communicate 55% of their messages are conveyed through their body language, 38 % through the tone of the voice and only 7% through the actual words. As a TD specialist, I beleive that when delivering presentations , presnters should take this into account. Most of the time, we exhaust our brains thinking of the actual words we have to say in our presentations. We may reherase them many times and find ourselves directing our focus and attention mainly to the actual content. Yes, content is important and the actual words used in presenations can influence the participants' moods, retention, acceptance or rejection. However, the power of body language and tone of the voice seem to be neglected. Successful presnters always untilize their body language and tone of the voice properly and effectively along with the actual content to increase their participants' retention and attention. For me , I consider both the body language and voice tone musical instruments, and when these intruments are mastered , the can help make very dynamic lively presentations.
I would love to hear your opinion on this.