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Lesson1: How to deal with your boss talking.
The first thing you probably want to do here
is acknowledge that he is indeed talking.
Extend your hand with your thumb down
and the four fingers above it.
Now make a motion with your thumb and 4 fingers
like a duck quacking.
With a little imagination this gesture can also be used
to mimic a person talking.
Any time your boss opens his mouth you should
use this gesture to acknowledge he is talking.
As your boss talks,
while continuously making the hand talking gesture,
it’s good if you can make some comments or observations that
are factually accurate regarding the conversation to show that you are paying
“Your mouth is moving.”
“Your mouth is certainly moving.”
A good follow up to this while continuing the talking duck
hand gesture is:
“Your mouth is moving and creating a lot of words.”
Or even better:
“Your mouth is certainly moving and creating a lot of
Use your boss as a sounding board for you own career.
“Kill me if I become like you!”