Amy cuddy ted talk body language

Power Posing Is Back: Amy Cuddy Successfully Refutes Criticism

amy cuddy ted talk body language

Despite the popularity of Amy Cuddy's TED talk on power posing, critics claimed that it Amy Cuddy demonstrates an expansive body posture.

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Does standing with your arms and legs spread wide or putting your feet on your desk give you greater confidence? In , Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy, along with two co-authors, surprised the world with research that suggested it did. Her account of the research and her struggle over her own confidence after a brain-damaging accident were deeply compelling. Her advice to spend a few minutes in a power pose before a public appearance, job interview, or other nerve-wracking event, seemed both sensible and easy to follow. The findings and her TED Talk catapaulted her to fame and she now commands hefty speaking fees. There's only one problem: It isn't real. Several subsequent studies following rigorous protocols were unable to reproduce the effect Cuddy and her co-authors found.

Amy Cuddy demonstrates an expansive body posture. Photo: Getty Images, Craig Barritt. In , power posing was all the rage. What was the controversy all about? Now, Cuddy can legitimately claim that power posing is science.

Her TED Talk from has racked up almost 52 million views, second only to this talk about educational reforms. She has since written a book, called Presence , and combatted negative press about her scientific discoveries--by doing more scientific studies. I wrote about it way back in when body language was a hot topic. Her talk is filled with other tips, some of them not so obvious. Here are the best ones you can apply at work or in life.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are




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