7 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using

Learn what to do with your hands when presenting, networking, or public speaking.

Do you have a hard time with presentations and public speaking? Maybe you feel awkward and you aren’t quite sure what to do with your hands? Well, we have a few people skills and body language hacks for you!

Research has found that using purposeful hand gestures makes you more memorable, trustworthy and easier to understand! In this video, I’ll teach you the 7 most powerful hand gestures to accompany your verbal communication, so your stories and pitches leave a lasting impression.

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Vanessa Van Edwards is Lead Investigator at Science of People – where she unlocks the formulas and patterns behind human behavior for hundreds of thousands of students in over 200 countries. She is the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, available in 14 languages around the world. Her work has been featured on CNN, NPR, BBC, Fast Company and dozens more.

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20 Comments on “7 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using”

  1. What hand gestures do you use most often? Are you someone that typically speaks with your hands? Which of the seven hand gestures will you make sure to use in your next presentation or meeting?

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  2. I use the numbers gesture to be sure they understand. I bought your courses but didn't watch yet, how dumb of me!

  3. As a youtuber beginner, i realized that I point things too much that it becomes a habit

  4. Thank you ladies for your nice lecture. It helps a lot, especially when it coincides with my gestures presentation 🙂

  5. Your videos are very inspiring, but your Voice is very very very low, it's very irritating.Thanks.

  6. ❤❤❤❤❤????????????you ,your voice and your body language is awesome and beatiful…

  7. I actually point with my pinky so I wonder how that comes across?
    Maybe its just weird, hahaha

  8. Starting my video marketing and this was a great introduction to hand gestures to use on camera..

  9. 1) Number
    2) Increase – Decrease
    eg: big deal, small problem
    3) Heart Region
    4) Division
    eg: Republicans and Democrats
    5) Bring together
    6) Emblems
    eg: Thumbs up
    7) You, me, we

  10. Love it! I want to send it to my realtor friend so she can connect people with their perfect homes!

  11. Vanessa, I am quickly becoming (up goes my pointer finger) your #1 fan!!
    Your content is inspirational and you, you are aspirational.
    I'm hooked!!

    For all the time and effort you put into this channel, THANK YOU!!


  12. I always wondered why I can't draw people to me with conversations even tough I'm an interesting person. Been searching for a while now and boom I just found out why. Very good video miss Vanessa and very helpful.

  13. Thankyou Vanessa – Most things you teach in here are things I naturally do. Others I did not know, until this morning watching this. Thankyou again! – You deifinitely got me to subscribe 🙂

  14. To be frank, I have been using none. This skill has had tremendous impact on my speaking style.

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