Power Poses: How Your Body Language Can Empower You

Social scientists have long studied the effects of body language on the perception of others. For example, a 2009 study published in the journal Language and Cognitive Processes investigated the role of hand gestures in persuasive speech and found that people assess public presenters to be more effective and competent when they use their hands. However, the way we hold ourselves, the positions we assume during our day, also impact our own thoughts and feelings, even our physiology. Amy Cuddy , Ph.D., professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, gives an inspiring TED talk , the second most viewed […]

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