Use More Hand Gestures to Make a Good Impression

imple hand and arm gestures may be more effective than emoticons.

Next time you’re on a Zoom call or Facetime, use your hands more often when you’re speaking. Simple hand and arm gestures may be more effective than emoticons to improve engagement during zoom meetings.
Researchers at the Uni. College London studied Zoom calls in which they selected subjects, chosen at random, and asked to use hand signals while on camera during online seminars. The other half were not instructed to use them. Peer evaluations from those meetings revealed that the group that used the hand signals were given significantly higher ratings for group affiliation, personal satisfaction, and learning outcomes. There were 26 gestures used including crossed arms to show disagreement, hand on the heart for kindness, and thumbs up for yes or down for no.