11 Jul There are two main types of gestures

There are two main types of gestures:

  1. Informal
  2. Formal

When you gesture informally it’s like you are “talking with your hands”.  This is OK as long as you ‘clean the slate’ (put your hands down by your side again) between bursts of informal gesturing.

When you gesture formally consider 3 things:

  1. Practice in front of the mirror to refine the gesture
  2. Ensure there is lots of ‘air under your armpits’ when you do it!
  3. The gesture should reinforce your point. So take a minute to work out the best thing to do with your hands for each part of your message.

Happy Presenting!