If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the impact of a gesture?
Communicators often neglect nonverbal communication, a key aspect of interaction. If your words are saying one thing, but your body language is conveying something else, your message could lose credibility.
- Putting your fingertips together—a gesture that conveys authority or control
- Crossing your arms—a signal that the speaker is defensive or closed off
- Hands on hips—a sign of aggression
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To learn more about what your body language is telling your audience, see the infographic below: