TED Talk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Social psychologist and Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy studies body language. She is most interested in the question: “Do our minds change our bodies or do our bodies change our minds?”

In this fascinating TED Talk, Cuddy explains how in two minutes you can change your nonverbal communication to improve outcomes in stressful situations such as a job interview. Her studies have shown that “faking it ‘til you make it” or as she says, “Faking it until you become it,” boosts perceived confidence and actually lowers cortisol levels in the body.  She shares her own personal story of using her methods to recover from a severe brain injury that threatened to keep her from completing her undergraduate degree.

I encourage you to take the time to watch this twenty minute talk. It might just change your life.

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2 Responses to TED Talk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

  1. Jara Halfen says:

    Oh, I will let my kids watch this. Wish I had an inclination of this during my early career days. Thanks for sharing Melissa!

  2. Cherie Hartshorn says:

    Hi El, I think you have the body language down, but this is still inspiring.

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