How often do you think about your hands when you are talking in public? I mean when you are talking to friends or colleagues rather than when you are a making a speech. It’s not really high on my list, however when I’m making a speech it’s a different case altogether.
Just remember one thing – when you are talking in public the last place for your hands is in your pockets!
So what can you do with them?
Of course, you may need to use your hands to emphasise points within your speech. Then you need to remember not to make these gestures too sudden (unless you want to startle your audience) and to use a variety of them for maximum impact.
Again I recommend you watch other speakers and take note of their hand movements. Also have someone watch you and give you some feedback on what looks natural with your hands when you are speaking.