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    The Perfect Gesture

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    The Perfect Gesture. The perfect form football tackle, that is the perfect gesture. The person that made this gesture was Gary Kmiec. I witnessed this event for the first time, Labor Day, at the junior varsity football game against North Park College. The day was hot and humid, like a regular Chicago summer. The North Park Viking's field was hardly appealing to the eye. The field was one of those contraptions of a baseball/football field combination. It was the third quarter of a very intense

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    Gesture, Race and Culture Book Review Gestures are unique forms of non-verbal communication, which have been studied, both out of context and within culture and race. In 1942, Dr. David Efron wrote the book, Gesture and Environment, which was a summary of Efron’s research of the claims of the Nazi scientists that “differences in gestures were due solely to racial inheritance” (Ekman, 7). He compared groups of immigrant Southern Italians and Eastern Jews, living in New York City, by using direct

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    Children do not use verbal communication when they are young. They use gestures as a way to communicate because they have, yet to acquire verbal skills. Gestures are a form of body language. Body language is something that we as humans do on purpose to help explain things, but also perform without even consciously knowing. In today’s society we have been learning more about body language and how our bodies help omit feelings and meanings to others; which we can not, as humans always express through

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    Communication through Gestures and Facial Expressions Nonverbal communication can be defined as the transfer of messages without the use of words. It uses physical movement; such as hand gestures and body language, and also facial expressions; for example, eye contact, frowning, and smiling. Marta Dynel defines nonverbal (NVC) communication as: While in broad definitions NVC includes any kind of non-verbal messages (or non-verbal signs) proper to informative processes, more narrow definitions

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    Deictic Gesture

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    1. Provide two examples for each of the following gestures and indicate their meaning or function as a part of language development. 1. Deictic Gesture Deictic gestures are typically seen around 8 months of age and they are used to call attention to something, such as an object or event, and are a form of communication with a caregiver (Hulit, Fahey & Howard, 2014). For example, a little girl may reach for her stuffed animal or something around her that she wants, but cannot reach. This behavior

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    Chicken Dinner Analysis

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    gaze and gesture in relation to conversational story telling. Conversational storytelling, or reenactments, is an oral narrative that involves performing a new version of an old event in a theatrical way. By examining the transcript of “Chicken Dinner” I address how the coordination amongst speaker and recipients to decipher gestures and use them to understand parts of what is being narrated. The analysis of said instance, suggests that speaker gaze plays a pivotal role in understanding gesture. I further

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    Presentation Analysis

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    This memo examines the strengths and weaknesses of my presentation on March 19, 2010. In addition, the memo discusses my goals for improvement in future presentations as well as a review of Aly Sherali’s presentation. Presentation Strengths My organization, voice, and passion were all strong points of my presentation. This allowed me to effectively engage my audience and convey my content in an efficient and logical way. Organization Tim Koegel, author of The Exceptional Presenter, explains

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    Hand Posture and Gesture Recognition Technology This section discusses the requirements for hand posture and gesture recognition. It describes the two main solutions for collecting the required data to performrecognition, the glove-based solution and the camera- or vision-based solution, and looks at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Data Collection for Hand Postures and Gestures The first step in using hand posture and gestures in computer applications is gathering raw data. This raw data

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    White Man Sleeps

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    Sleeps Ideas for short answer questions ================================ 1) Briefly describe the two main arm gestures used as motifs within White Man Sleeps in sections 1 and 2. Section 1 contains one of the arm gestures used as part of a motif in White Man Sleeps. All the dancers perform this arm gesture at some stage in section 1 of the dance. This recurring arm gesture is in introduced in section 1 where the right arm circles the head clockwise and meets the left arm in front of the

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    various types of chocolates she hates. I like how she mentioned to eat onions on chocolate since they secrete the same hormones for happiness, that was a good one.  3- Her delivery was strongest on using body movements, facial expressions, and hand gestures when describing something she hates. On the other hand, she could improve on making it more funnier because its a roasting presentation. 4-  Her best strength is being able to connect with the audience through her eyes and hands but can improve

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