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Your Body language shapes who you are

Aug 17, 2015


  1. 1. Your body language shapes who you are Amy Cuddy:
  2. 2. human are really fascinated with other people's body language
  3. 3. when we think body language we think about communication & When we think about communication, we think about interactions.
  4. 4. Sweeping judgments and inferences are made from body language
  5. 5. those judgments can predict important outcomes like who we hire or promote
  6. 6. Apart from audience there is one more person affected by your body language
  7. 7. you
  8. 8. when we feel powerful we open up, we tend to expand our self
  9. 9. And when we feel powerless We do exactly the opposite. We close up. We wrap ourselves up. We make ourselves small.
  10. 10. Every one knows that our minds change our bodies, but can our bodies change our minds ?
  11. 11. Answer is YES
  12. 12. when you pretend to be powerful, you actually feel powerful
  13. 13. High power poses
  14. 14. low power poses
  15. 15. 2 minutes of power posing
  16. 16. Increases risk taking capabilities
  17. 17. Increases in testosterone which depicts dominance
  18. 18. Decreases in cortisol which depicts reaction to stress
  19. 19. Two minutes leads brain to be assertive, confident, comfortable and stress- reactive
  20. 20. Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes
  21. 21. So Fake it till you become it
  22. 22. recap Our bodies can change our minds When we pretend to be powerful, we actually feel powerful 2 min power posing before anything important leads to remarkable results Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes
  23. 23. Credits
  24. 24. Disclaimer Created by Kartik Singla, Thapar University, during an internship by Prof. Sameer Mathur, IIM Lucknow.