October 16, 2012
I just watched this TED talk on body language and halfway through I was itching to post it here. It's relevant to men and women, but as Cuddy says in the talk, more women tend to use body language that makes them look small, where they shrink into themselves and often guard some part of their torso with their arms. Her message is an inspiring one, and not just because of what she herself had to overcome to get where she is today (details in the talk). She urges us all to practice a few 'power poses' before we go into a stressful situation such as a meeting with the boss, a talk or a job interview. I've already started to talk myself into faking it even when I'm terrified inside. After watching this, I'm even more convinced it's a good idea.