15 Hand gestures That Make Your Body Language More Appealing

6Yes! We can

When you want to add emotions to your speech or arouse the audience you make a fist. This is a sign of strength as a fist is made up of individual fingers that come together to pool in all their power. In the same way, if you want to show unity you can use this gesture. This is great for those “Let’s be strong” or “We can do this!” moments.

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7Stop, stop!

This is a gesture in the grey area. This is great to show your humbleness when being applauded or praised. But, you should also know that repeating this gesture too many times during a speech will make you seem like a very rude person. Doing this with a smile indicates that you are very thankful for the applause and you would like to continue.

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8Let me tell you

This is a very powerful gesture that lets the audience know that what you’re about to say is very important. This is a great gesture to grab the audience’s attention and force them to pay attention to you. You should remember that when you point out, do not aim at someone in particular. Make sure your point is in a general direction.

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9Hand-on-chest

This is even called the hand-on-heart gesture. This gesture tells the audience you feel what you are saying or that something has personal significance to you. When someone places their hand on their chest you naturally feel like they are telling the truth. This is a great gesture to bring out when you want to bond with the people you are talking to or when saying something emotional.

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10The steeple

This is a gesture of confidence. If you want to convey visually that you fully endorse what you are saying and have full confidence in your words. This will help make it easier for people to trust you and believe what you are saying. This is a great gesture to use when you are trying to persuade someone or gain their trust.

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