“Our bodies change our minds and our minds can change our behavior and our behavior changes our outcomes.” – Amy Cuddy
Our languages, emotions, and feelings are inseparably connected with our bodies. When we move, we are conveying information to the one you interact with.
This nonverbal communication is often known as body language.
We don’t easily recognize or have awareness of our own body language. Other people notice it much more than we have the ability to.
This is because we often move in ways that we don’t have control over. With that being said, we can increase our awareness and improve our performance in these situations. When you master your own body language, you master how to present yourself in any setting – whether you are giving a speech, talking to someone, or at a job interview.
There’s a fantastic TED talk by Amy Cuddy who is a fabulous researcher in behavioral studies. She shared the amazing power of our body language and how we can improve our success rate in stressful situations like job interviews.
Her secret? The Power Pose!
You can watch the video by clicking here.
“Power is [also] about how you react to stress.
Tiny tweaks can lead to BIG CHANGES… Two minutes, two minutes, two minutes
Before you go into the next stressful evaluative situation, try doing this (power pose), in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk behind closed doors. That’s what you want to do!
Configure your brain to cope the best in that situation… It can significantly change the outcomes of [your] life”
I truly believe that the power pose can significantly change the outcome of your job interview. I love how this can help you decrease your stress levels and increase your level of confidence.
Try it out at your next job interview or other presentation situation – let me know how it works!
See more in the video below!
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