On Body Language

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. In this TED Talk social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” 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.

Watch it until the very end. It’s powerful.

(Thank you Bernadette)

12 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Amy Cuddy’s experience that she refers to in this talk is what finally made me take the plunge for the project I am starting this year. I really value this particular TED talk.

    Great post! You always inspire, too, Tina.

  2. I REALLY needed this! Thank you, Tina!

  3. Ah–interesting! Great talk!

  4. I totally needed this – thanks so much for posting!

  5. Such an insightful talk and so moving! If only more people believed on their own capabilities and innate skills to make things happen..

  6. Thanks for sharing the science, Tina. Great talk!

  7. Super! I am putting this in my calendar years and years out so that i remember to watch with all of my nieces and nephews just as soon as they become teenagers. My intern will watch as soon as he walks in the door today. Thanks, Miss Tina, for posting! Cindy

  8. this is so interesting to me, because i just started doing a yoga regimen that includes sitting on the heels in that “v” posture for a few minutes at a time. it’s been very helpful to me. thanks for sharing this video!

  9. I wished I would have seen this some 30 years ago…!
    but’s it’s never to late.

  10. Thank you soooo much for posting this!! I’ve actually got a job interview tomorrow and I am always low on confidence in these types of situations. I just can’t get the feeling of confidence in myself & my own capabilities. Thanks again for sharing & wish me luck!! :S…. I mean :D

  11. Hi there,
    I believe that many of the things we consider trivial and not-so-important in the way we move our body accumulate over time and affect not only our health, but also our thoughts and feelings.

    I often get to see people who walk with a slouchy shoulders and back – and they just reflect negativity and stagnation. Of course sometimes the problem is a physical one, but yet, I wonder if that could’ve been prevented if this person took care over his body some years before.

    I also recommend watching this TED talk about the super-power of smiling

    Thanks for the share!