Last week, I was facilitating an important corporate meeting where the Senior VP kicked off the event. An eloquent speaker, he started strong and ten minutes later, he was standing behind a chair. Perhaps he needed to lean against something or maybe he missed having a lecturn to speak from, I don’t know. What it felt like (at least to me) is that he was creating a barrier between him and the audience. I don’t think that was his intention, either, but maybe his subconscious was saying something else?