In every workshop I’m asked whether it’s better to present sitting or standing. There’s no question.
-When you STAND, you have command of the room.
-When you STAND you make better eye contact.
-When you STAND your body language says you are in control.
-When you STAND you can gesture more, be heard and seen easier and move closer to the audience, if you need to.
-If presenting slides or other graphics at an easel, stand.
The factors that would motivate me to sit are a few:
-If it is a more intimate setting, with just a few people, sitting is preferred,
-If you meet with these people regularly, sit, but save the standing to make a point in a major presentation.