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Zak Murdock 2120045 Observing a Motivator (Revised) Every speaker, whether he or she is a politician, a professor, or just any person talking to a number of people, exhibits some or many gestures. A gesture is defined as a conscious movement used for communication that usually accompanies speech. Gestures can be as minute as a wrinkle of the forehead or as energetic as jumping up and down. Nonetheless, every speaker displays numerous observable gestures that can all be analyzed and interpreted by the observer. For a class assignment, I had the opportunity to observe a speaker, and for the first time I actually paid close attention to all of the gestures a speaker displayed. For this task I had a lot of trouble figuring out what lecture or seminar I wanted to attend, I really had no idea what to do. However, the football team had its annual Phone-A-Thon coming up and I had received an email stating that there would be a forty-five minute meeting preceding the actual Phone-A-Thon. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to observe the gestures made by the speaker. I observed that the message the speaker was attempting to
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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