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Experiment No. 003:
Do a Count Gesture!

Your Mission

At least once when talking with someone today, underscore what you are saying by representing ideas on your fingers.

Skills

Persuasion

Creator

LeeAnn Renninger,
LifeLabs New York

Example

Experiments_Count-Gesture_yAn example would be if you illustrated each point on your hand while saying “We have 2 things to think about today. The first thing is (while touching one finger)… the second thing is (while switching to another finger)”

Why

Gestures make messages more sticky and memorable. In our research we found that people named as highly charismatic have a habit of using illustrative gestures—especially counting gestures—to make the points have a visual impact.