Moving in a presentation is both a personal preference and one of those things that leans as much in the direction of art as it does science. That said there are some times that are more effective than others to move in a presentation and there are some movements that are more effective than others.
My mantra when coaching people is “If you want to move people, then, move, people!”
Movement by itself isn’t a virtue. It’s a tool, a way to emotionally connect and engage with your audience. There are three times when you want to move with intention in a presentation—regardless of the setting or size of the audience.
The more you effectively match your movement with intention and timing, the more you elevate the impact of your presentation and the audience’s perception of you as a presenter.
Move. Move with intention. Move so you maximize your impact when you’re standing still.