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While you should gesture freely when giving a speech, it’s bad to gesticulate when trying to impress your boss one-on-one. Why? Too much gesturing can make you look nervous and uncertain. It can also distract your listener.
Keep still when you talk. That builds credibility and adds force to your remarks. Limit your gestures to moments when you want to emphasize what you say.