PUBLIC SPEAKING 4 -
Using Hands to Maximum Effect 2 -
SOFT SWORD and TRUST PLUS SWORD Hybrid
The SOFT SWORD is where we offer our hand pointing up with our index finger and thumb touching. We use this to make a point with greater empathy
TRUST PLUS SWORD Hybrid.
I must just touch on timelines here.
People’s mental timelines generally run from their left to their right. This is why they will often move their hands from their left to their right when saying things like “We moved from A to B”, “Going forward” etc.
When we are facing an audience our timeline runs in the opposite direction to theirs. To make sure that our message connects with the way our audience is mentally processing it is VITAL that we match our hand gestures with THEIR timelines ie, we use our hands right to left.
So, when using TRUST PLUS SWORD display Trust with your right hand and Sword with your left so that your unconscious message is “Trust me” before making a specific point or offering a golden nugget of information
Building really deep rapport with your audience is highly rewarding.