Monday, March 31, 2014

Hand Gestures that Help Project Leadership, Dynamism, Determination, Gravitas…while also Accentuating Your Words of Action

If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you’ve probably viewed my video clip of NASDAQ’s Robert Greifeld (blog post of August 19, 2010) displaying an astonishing array of highly effective hand gestures within a mere fourteen or fifteen seconds.

To reiterate what I said in that post, I’ve never seen an executive use his or her hands in such an inspiring manner. Indeed, the wide range and sustained nature of Mr. Greifeld’s gestures enabled him to come across as very convincing, dynamic, and vigorous. They helped confer a level of cogency to his plans and actions.

Well, the short video clip below, excerpted from a recent speech by John Kerry, will further enlarge your vocabulary of hand gestures, especially on how to use fists when you want to manifest leadership, determination, firmness, or when you wish to inspire and exhort your audience.

For someone like me who is an executive coach here in Houston, video clips such as the two featuring Greifeld and Kerry are a godsend!
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