11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance

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Use Your Hands to Improve Retention

Research shows requiring children to speak while they learned had no effect on solidifying learning – but requiring them to gesture while learning helped them retain the knowledge they had gained. If it works for kids… it will work for us, too. According to one researcher, “Gesturing can thus play a causal role in learning, perhaps by giving learners an alternative, embodied way of representing new ideas.” Sounds good to me.