Set aside 21 minutes and 3 seconds some time this week to watch Amy Cuddy’s TED talk – we’re pretty sure you’ll be glad you did. It’s funny, it’s warm, it’s inspirational – and you will learn something that you can apply in your own life and hopefully share with others.
Here’s the TED summary of her talk:
“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.”
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