15 Hand gestures That Make Your Body Language More Appealing

11Memory is key

This is a gesture that lets the audience know that your mind is the key to everything. When you want to convey a really important message about how you can change the world or that the power is in your hands, you can simply point to your head. This can also be used to gesture the audience if you want them to remember some important parts of your speech.

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12Arms wide open

This gesture can be used in two ways. The first is personal, it is about yourself. With this gesture, you open your palms and spread your arms wide. This can be used when you’re talking about being transparent or being open. The other can be used when you talk about the audience and how together we can do anything. The arms wide open signals unity.

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13Focusing on a point

This gesture is great for when you want to focus on one single point and visually show the audience how achievable it is. You use both hands for this. One hand will represent your current status or position and the other is where you want or need to be. This along with your verbal explanation will help the audience understand better what your goals are.

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14Backhand slap

This gesture is a power move. It can be used, to sum up what you spoke about or it can be an authoritative move when asking for results. This is a ‘Listen up’ move that lets people know you mean business. You can also use this in between your speech to grab their attention and let them know they need to concentrate.

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15Thumbs up

This is the most common gesture that the entire planet can understand without any words required. The ‘thumbs up’ gesture has always been a positive one. Doing this will make people realize you are with them and approve of what they are saying or want. This is an encouragement gesture that many people use to be liked by others.

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