4-1 - CMS April 1, 2010 How to speak with your hands...

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CMS – April 1, 2010 How to speak with your hands Functional gestures o Gestures that perform a necessary action, like turning on or off the lights, switching slides on a PP Rhythm gestures o Mark the rhythm of your speech, such as by moving the hand at each syllable Intonation gestures o Hands move along with the intonation of the voice Indicational gestures o Act to draw the audience’s attention to something physically present (a visual aid, an audience member, etc) Invitational gestures o Indicate who is included in the audience and who is excluded Empathic gestures o Mark the emphasis on certain words or phrases Organizational gestures o Mark the organization of the content of the speech Metaphorical gestures o Convey a metaphorical understanding of the content of the speech Homonymic gestures o Hands move to mark the “shape” of the sound of a word (e.g., profound) Emotional gestures o Indicate or create an emotional state for the audience
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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4-1 - CMS April 1, 2010 How to speak with your hands...

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