@Cannoli - Hand gestures are also a characteristic of the Spaniards, Portuguese, Greek, Moroccan, i.e. all Mediaterranean peoples. Not to mention the Latin Americans and Caribbeans! Could it be a characteristic of the human being, regardless of nationality?
I think we British and the French have cultivated a less-than-human control of gesticulations in speech - unfortunate really. This is then extended to the British Americans and Franco-Americans.
Personally, I prefer the use of the body to … [More]
Excellent message. In addition, your hand gestures were a positive contribution to the overall presentation in a way that I do not rermember seeing before today. Using your hands in the way you did, in my opinion, genuinely enhanced your presentation further imporving its effectiveness.
Hand gestures are usually a distincitve characteristic of Italian speakers.....