Wilson, Douglas, and Nathan D. Wilson. The Rhetoric Companion: A Student's Guide to Power in Persuasion. Moscow, Idaho: Canon, 2011.
Lesson 29, “Stance and Gestures” pp. 141-144.
Wilson points out that not only the voice is the speaking instrument. It is, in fact, the whole body in the setting (Wilson 2011, 141). Wilson advises little foot motion during a speech, maintaining a solid stance. In case of motion, the speaker must control the situation, including knowledge of information (Wilson 2011, 142). Being able to see any needed notes or cues is important, as is comfort with all the surroundings. Use of gestures may seem natural or unnatural. Careful forethought is necessary (Wilson 2011, 143).