I have written extensively, in the past, about what makes a good speaker, covering the critical areas of delivery and, of course, content. Amongst these musings, I have often highlighted that body language is a powerful, and vital, tool when making a speech. Whether speaking on television or at a conference, an individual can communicate a wealth of information through non-verbal channels i.e. what they aren't saying. As such, I decided to reflect on some of the messages delivered through body language, and the particular techniques employed to ensure that these are the intended ones.
All those years in Downing Street may have cramped David Cameron's style. Maybe that's why he's shying away from a decent TV debate head-to-head with Ed Miliband. It's the prime minister's hands that reveal a secret he wouldn't want voters in the 2015 general election to know about: that five years in the job is starting to get to him.