When talking about the origins of this widespread and socially acceptable way of showing approval, affirmation, and admiration, we must mention ancient Romans and their slightly different form of what is nowadays known as clapping. From snapping the finger and thumb, and clapping flat or hollow palm, to the use of the toga in the purpose of flapping, the expressions of encouragement and praise were various. The applause was a short fad in Christianity too. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 6 longest applause of all time.
If you ever wondered how it feels like to receive a standing ovation accompanied by clapping, but you don’t have an idea how to deserve it, we are recommending you to read our article about the 15 Most Popular TED Talks in 2014. While watching this inspirational videos you may get the idea that is worth spreading, and that will definitely bring you an applause. As for us, the applauses, are best self-confidence boosters. Just imagine the rush of the endorphin while you are on the stage receiving one!