I talk with my hands… & sometimes I distract myself (… what should I do?)

Talking with your hands.

Well, this is perfect for me because I talk with my hands a lot. It’s never planned. It’s just the way I am. Now, doing what I do right now is normal for me, so it’s OK. I know I’m doing it.

Now, if all of a sudden I was doing these kinds of things (random arm movements) or these things (scratching ear or fiddling with clothing), or doing, you know, all sorts of things that are nervous habits or not normal. That would not be good. That would be a distraction for the audience – whether on a camera or in a group.

But if it’s normal – using your hands the way you really do in life – it’s OK. So, only if you’re doing something unusual and you catch yourself… then, bring it down. And use your hands the way you normally would in life.

Only when you’re doing something you don’t know you’re doing, – whether it’s movement, hand gestures, whatever – only then is it a problem.