People are often unsure of what to do with their hands when they speak. In this video, learn about the benefits of talking with your hands.
- People ask me so many times … what they should do with their hands when they speak. … Should they use their hands? … Should they not use their hands? … Recently, I had a client tell me … it's easier to know what to do with your hands … when you make them go away … and that's why some people don't use their hands … when they speak and just leave them dangling by their side. … Some people put their hands in their pocket. … Some stand in the Prince Philip pose. … Some stand in the fig leaf pose. … So let's ask and answer the question. … Is it okay to use your hands when you speak? … I'm going to present now … and I'll try to be as interesting as I can be. … I'm going to breathe, I'll pause, I'll have good eye contact … but I will not use my hands. … More important than talking is listening … but as we do so, are we skilled listeners? … Active listening makes a difference. … Or more important than talking is listening … but as we do so, are we skilled listeners? … Active listening makes a difference. …
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Be a Better Communicator
2. Honing Your Message
3. Say It Like You Mean It
4. Look Like You Mean It
5. Confronting Anxiety
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