TED Talk by Dr. Amy Cuddy – How does our body language affect our life?

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Have you been nervous before a job interview? What about before a giving a talk in public or in front of peers? If you answered YES to these questions, then this video is for you! This isn’t just another old boring talk, but an awesome TED talk – it’s super engaging and I promise you’ll get something out of it.

Dr. Amy Cuddy is a Social Psychologist and researcher/professor at Harvard Business School (talk about some serious credentials!). I love this talk by her because it’s been said that we are often too focused on our problem and not enough on our solution. Well I see this video as one step towards a solution – an intrinsic solution at least.

I can’t help but think about the clinical applications of her talk that can help clients become more assertive when the time is right for each individual person (whether it’s facing a fear or completing some goal they were hoping to). Even better, how does this apply to your life? Have you ever shown up small in a certain situation instead of owning your power, embracing your strengths, highlighting your good qualities?

Some of my favorite quotes from the talk:

Don’t fake it until you make it, but fake it until you become it.

And…

Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.

UPDATE: For my reactions to this video and inspiration, see my post:  What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

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  1. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? | Psych Connection
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