The 7 Hand Gestures Every Entrepreneur Should Know

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All of if us desire to be more effective. Body language, an unspoken code has the capability of persuading people to your message. Indeed, the 7 hand gestures here from Wired can immediately give you an edge whether you are a student, parent, or entrepreneur. Whatever your role you want to be viewed as a professional.

“You’ve definitely seen it at some point. Maybe it was in a lecture in college. Maybe it was in a TED talk you watched recently. Someone is trying to explain some important historical connection, drawing up a grand theory of art or science or human progress, and there it is, as if by reflex: the hand lifts in front of them like an upturned claw, the fingers slowly turning an invisible dial. That’s “The Dialectic,” one of the hand gestures you’ll need to master to become a genuine thought leader.

Alice May Williams and Jasmine Johnson observed “the full complement” of these gestures in the process of earning their MFA at Goldsmiths College in London. In an effort to bring them out of the rarified world of academia and into the lives of ordinary people, the duo created a handy instructional website: The Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion.

Throughout their courses, Williams and Johnson saw the gestures repeated so frequently that “it became hard not to notice them spreading from academics to students and back again,” they explain–a sort of vicious cycle of performative thinking.” […]

Read full article 7 Hand Gestures That Make You Look Like a Real Intellectual | Wired Design | Wired.com.

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