15 Hand gestures That Make Your Body Language More Appealing

What do you do when you talk to people? Where are your hands? Are they by your side or do you make hand gestures while you talk? If you said the first then we have some bad news for you. You are not making the best impression you can when you speak.

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Hand gestures are very important if you want to come off as confident and strong. Not using hand gestures make you look week and unimpressive to those who are listening. The following hand gestures can improve your verbal game substantially.

1“Yes! You!”

This gesture is to hype up the crowd. This will get the energy flowing and blood pumping. This is something used to signify the connection between you and the person or people you are talking to. If you want to bond or make them understand that they can do it you use this gesture.

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“Yes! You!”

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2Pinching the point

If you want the listener to pay attention to something in particular during your speech like a point you do this gesture. This is great for highlighting the main point of your speech or a certain sentence. This makes them focus on that particular point of word with interest. Many notable leaders and celebrities use this gesture during an acceptance speech.

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Pinching the point

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3Counting down

When you want the listener to know vital points of your speech you count them down with your hands using this gesture. This makes them realize this is an important list. This will make you take control of the audience’s attention while creating curiously what your next point might be. It also makes it easier to follow you.

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4Air quotes

This gesture made by using two fingers on each hand to simulate quotations marks is mostly used to indicate irony or sarcasm. This is often used while making fun of people. It can also be used to make it clear to people who do not understand sarcasm. It can also be used to illustrate which part of a sentence should not be taken seriously.

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5Not me!

This is a very simple gesture to show you were not involved in something. All you have to do is raise your palms and make a goofy face. If you said something that you know the audience or your listeners might not take too kindly to you can perform this gesture to show that you don’t think the same way.

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