Tag Archives: gesture

How to be a better orator

Dear All, An orator is a person who speaks publicly and can convey his/her ideas clearly and convincingly. Would you like to improve your oratory skills for a school, work, or even TedTalk presentation? If so, you may find this post of interest. Gestures, gestures, and gestures (Demosthenes in Pease & Pease, 2006, p. 156). …

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The biggest luxury

The biggest luxury is the luxury of human communication. Dear All: Have you ever dialed a phone number trying to reach a particular service and instead of a person you heard a recorded voice asking you to make a selection as to what you would like to do next? Most of us have, probably, had …

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The handshake across cultures

Dear All, This post discusses one of the most common nonverbal communication means, the handshake.  According to the Cambridge Dictionary online, handshake [ˈhændˌʃeɪk] is defined as “a greeting or expression of agreement in which two people who are facing each other take hold of each other’s right hands and move them up and down” (CDO, …

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As the tongue speaketh to the ear

As the tongue speaketh* to the ear, so the gesture speaketh to the eye (Bacon, 1605/2001, Book II, IX, p. 2). Dear All,We are so used to words that sometimes we may overlook nonverbal means of communication. The quote above by famous naturalist Sir Francis Bacon point at the importance of gestures. Indeed, the number …

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