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Body Language: Body language is the movement or position of your body that shows other people how you are feeling, even though you do not tell them in words. It includes both gestures and postures.
Gesture: Gesture is a movement of the hands, arms or head, etc. to express an idea or feeling. Posture: Posture is the way in which someone usually holds their shoulders, neck and back, or a particular position in which someone stands, sits, etc.
Important gestures: Gestures are components of speech, not accompaniments or ‘add-ons’ (Adam Kendon’s 2008 term), but actually integral parts of it. If you look around and watch someone talking face to face or through mobile in informal terms, you are likely to see the hands and arms in motion. Gestures are considered as the most evocative form of nonverbal communication the speakers can employ. No other kind of physical action can enhance your speeches in as many ways as gestures. They clarify and support your words, dramatize your ideas, lend emphasis and vitality, help dissipate nervous tension, function as visual aids and stimulate audience participation. So gestures should be purposeful, meaningful and visible.
"I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture, and every retort has been carefully rehearsed." George Bernard Shaw
Types of gestures: There are four major types of gestures:
1) Descriptive gestures
2) Emphatic gestures
3) Suggestive gestures and
4) Prompting gestures
Descriptive gestures: The certain gesture we use to describe something while speaking. These gestures are used to clarify or enhance a verbal message. They help the audience to understand comparisons and contrasts, and to visualize the size, shape, movement, location, function and number of objects.

Emphatic gestures: The gestures we use while saying something in a strong way and without…...

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