Feel powerful with power poses

Feeling a bit anxious about an important meeting?

What if we told you that you can improve how people perceive and assess you simply by assuming a power pose for two minutes before a job interview, a presentation, a public speech? And what if we told you that this easy life hack not only shapes how others see you but also positively influences how you feel about yourself — down to a scientifically verifiable increase in testosterone (makes you feel more powerful) and decrease in cortisol (makes you feel less stressed).

Social scientist Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School and shares research results around “power posing” and how you can use it in your professional life in this TED talk. Our verdict: 19 minutes very well spent.

Why don’t you give it a shot and let us know when you use your first Wonder Woman pose, OK?

Amy Cuddy’s TED talk was recommended in the last Leadership, Stylish interview with Kristin Luck.

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