Choose Gestures Carefully
When you're giving a speech, it might be difficult to figure out what to do with your hands. Nervous people can fidget or put their hands in their pockets. Start with your hands down, then join them in front of you by touching your thumbs and fingertips together to form a triangle. You can also gently hold your hands together. Consider this your "home base". If you're new to public speaking, it's alright to leave your hands in the triangle for the duration of your speech. Then, when you're more comfortable, use your hands to gesture to your visual aids (if you have them), or to emphasize certain points in your speech.