There’s something about online presentations these days that has got people thinking that it’s ok to sit while giving your speech, pitch or keynote address.
It’s not ok.
When we all sit together in a meeting, it means that we’re all equal and that we all have a say. People feel relaxed and conversational. However, when you’re presenting, this isn’t the effect you should be trying to achieve. When you’re presenting, you’re delivering a message with authority and you’re responsible for your audience’s attention spans and their impending action. Those responsibilities lie squarely on your shoulders and with such a heavyweight to bear, you shouldn’t be sitting on your arse.