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 This has really surprised me - is it not usual to stand up to present any more?
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?
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.