Your Gestures during your speech or presentation increase the value of your massage by 60%. Gestures include movement of your hands, face or other parts of the body while you speak. While observing some of the best speakers and speeches in my toastmaster journey. I found one common pattern that all the speakers had in common that the best speeches were the ones where speaker spoke with their words and their hands.
We have a tendency to think that movement of body during speech and brain-work as two separate things. I reach for the glass of water when I’m thirsty; and here is my brain who make my hand to pick up a glass of water.We all do use hand gesture during speaking, sometime even without knowing it. You may be unconsciously communicating in ways you don’t even realize. Gestures are not merely add-ons to language but also a fundamental part of your communication. Let’s read some crazy and interesting facts about hand Gesture.
Crazy or Interesting facts about hand Gestures:
Hand gestures come to us naturally.
I have seen even blind people use hand gestures when speaking with other blind people. Gestures are not only add-ons to language, but actually a fundamental part of it.
You’re born to speak with your hands.
People starts using hand gestures since their birth. Look any infants, they always use their hand to communicate with others. Click here to check out this adorable one year baby girl using hand gestures while dancing.
If you have trouble finding the right words to get your message across, you are more likely to use hand gestures more than others.
We tend to use hand gestures most when giving directions or instructions.
We use arms and hands in every day conversation to add emphasis or to help describe event. The problem for most people is figuring out how to use the right gestures that reinforce their verbal message. So what’s effective and what’s distracting?
Hand gestures make people listen to you.
Gestures are not merely add-ons to language but also a fundamental part of your communication. Gestures make people pay attention to the speech. But it is advisable to not to use your hands too much. Just keep gestures to a minimum so people can focus on your words.
Gesturing helps you access memories.
Using hand gestures while you speak not only helps others remember what you say, it also helps you to speak more quickly and effectively.
Whether intentionally or unknowingly, hand gestures help us to think and help the listener to understand our massage. Try incorporating hand gestures into your conversations and check out what impact it can have in your speaking.
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Click here to watch my speech on Small initiative to stop child Labor in a Toastmaster club voted as best speech of the day.
Thanking you, Aman Mourya
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