When you are moving on the stage, make sure that your movement has a purpose. If you take a step, go at least three steps in that direction to cue the audience that you are moving for a reason. One of the biggest problems, even when coaching top speakers, is that many of them wander around or take a step here and a step there. This is extremely distracting to the audience.
When making an important point during a speaking engagement, move toward the audience. Three steps forward from center stage would be a very powerful position that would command attention.
When you want to really get the audience involved, you will go right into the crowd. If you on the stage, you might have to get off the stage, but it is worth it. Good public speakers get really connected and you feel like one of them when you are out there. You are also sending a message that you really know what you are doing. You don’t need any notes. You don’t need any visuals. You don’t need anything but interaction with them. They love it!