Getting Over Yourself

November 5, 2010

Myth #3 “Walking around is powerful. (Standing still is boring.)”

Filed under: Myths — Barbara Rocha @ 8:35 am
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Movement doesn’t automatically equate with interesting. I’ve heard people say how important movement is as they’re pacing, tapping and jiggling. Yes, it’s movement. No, it’s not interesting.

Movement is good. Purposeful movement. But standing still can be powerful in the right situation. The question isn’t, “Is it okay to move?” but, “Can you stand still, maintain eye coantact and feel poised? This isn’t something you can practice while you’re speaking; you’d just be focused on yourself. But you can practice it while you’re going about your life.

Standing still and doing it well and effectively requires inner quiet and awareness of what your body is doing–without focusing on it. When you can do that, all movements (feet, arms, body, face) will be more effective. And so will you.

 

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