After seeing Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk on nonverbal communication, I’ve been obsessed with her research and studies. Today, I found a TIME video with Cuddy. Check it out below:
This definitely gives great examples of high and low power poses and summarizes her TED Talk subject a bit. Watch her TED Talk, “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are,” here. It is definitely one of my favorites, and I shared a small clip of the Talk with my Professional Communication and Presentation class as a way to combat presentation anxiety. Power posing is definitely a trick for fighting that nervousness, and I hope it helps my students not only with speeches but also in interviews in the future.
I’ve also been following Cuddy on Twitter. She is truly inspiring. It’s not often that a beautiful young woman becomes successful based solely on the power of her mind and of her ideas, and I think she is such a positive role model.
Have you fallen in love with a TED speaker lately? Which TEDster inspires you most?