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This podcast answers some of life's most challenging and awkward communication questions. We cover everything from diffusing a jerk to asking for a raise. We'll talk about how to start a conversation at a networking event, and what to do if your nose starts running in the middle of a presentation. You'll learn how to handle these situations with ease. These episodes are based on actual questions from my clients every day and come with practical tips you can start using immediately. I've kept these episodes short, so you get just what you need, when you need it, without having to listen through long, drawn-out interviews. Listen, whether you're talking at work, home, or just hanging out with your friends, there isn't an aspect of your life that isn't impacted by your communication, so why not be the absolute best you can be? 

Mar 31, 2022

Sometimes, it's hard to know what to do with your handy dandy hands when you’re talking. Especially when you’re doing something that feels important, like presenting, interviewing, or networking with people you don't know. If you’re not sure what to do with your hand when you’re talking; try these suggestions:

1.) Relax

It's as simple as it sounds. Let your hands relax at your side if you're standing, or rest in your lap if sitting. It will help you look calm even if you don't feel it on the inside.

2.) Use them

Yep. I said that. Worry less about whether your hands are moving and more about what you're saying. Yes, body language is important; you don't want to clasp your hands like you're nervous or steeple them like you're trying to gain control, but you can and should move them around to emphasize your points. You'll look weird if you're trying to stifle them under the table.

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