In order to emphasise the points he is making, Ed is waving a single finger. Hope it's not misunderstood!
It now looks as if he is drawing to a close. He will no doubt get a standing ovation - and lots of people will be timing it. Interestly I have many books of obscure stats - but I've never seen a list of leader's ovations. News that will last just a few hours!
Ok, quiet words - and now the rousing line; back to quiet words - gradually increasing in speed. And now the final line - anfd the hall erupts - but no, there's more to come. Clearly it'sthe Baptist Minister's approach - rousing chorus, quiet 'verse' - and now it's over - the hall erupts (and watches are looked at by the real nerds.