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Ted Talks: Amy Cuddy Your body language shapes who you are:

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Watch this 21 minute video, one of the most popular Ted Talks by following this link: http://www.ted.com/playlists/171/the_most_popular_...

Answer the following questions:

For full credit, read and respond to another student's post, stating clearly what you agree and disagree with in their posting.

How were you sitting at the beginning of this Ted talk?

What are some effects your body language can have on your life according to Amy Cuddy?

Give an example of how we affect ourselves through our body language.

What does smiling do for you?

Does your body change our mind?

How important is the presence you project in a job interview?

How can you prepare yourself for a job interview or other stressful situation?

Fake it until you become it. Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes.

Try power posing. Share the science with someone who needs it.

So how are YOU going to fake it until you become it?

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School: University of Virginia


Running head: BODY LANGUAGE


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At the beginning of the talk, I was sitting in a closed posture as I lean on the chair and my
hands closed. This is one of the body languages as described in the talk. According to Amy
Cuddy, body language has strong effects on an individual’s life. Nonverbal communication
affects the life of an individual through judgment. Through body language, people make a
judgment on the people to associate with. Body language defines who we are. For example, body
language helps individuals to choose people to work with. It also de...

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