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bigomelette Fri 01-May-15 05:42:20

I applied for a promotion which I didn't get and have now received feedback.
Part of the process was to give a presentation on a set scenario. I have been informed that out of the 8 candidates I was the only one to stand up to present shock This has really surprised me - is it not usual to stand up to present any more?

manchestermummy Fri 01-May-15 10:08:52

Depends on the room really. I did a presentation yesterday and sat because it was the only way to sensibly use the keyboard (I was demonstrating some software). If there's a lectern I will always use it. For an interview presentation, however, I think I would stand. Did the feedback indicate that standing had been a problem?

bigomelette Fri 01-May-15 13:46:18

No, it wasn't a problem, exactly the opposite in fact. They were impressed that I had stood up to do it. Not impressed enough to give me though job though unfortunately.

HermioneGrangerHair Sat 02-May-15 22:09:17

Depends on the room, on the audience, on the subject, and on the role you're being interviewed for. If I was speaking to two people, I might feel a bit weird about standing up; ten people, I'd feel a bit weird about sitting down. If I wanted to give an impression of forceful authority, I'd stand up; persuasive and engaging, I'd sit.

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