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Your success is dependent on your ability to show up powerfully in any situation. But most of us can be thrown off our game pretty easily – sometimes even by the mere presence of another person. Enter Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, who offers a crazy simple, surprisingly effective path to standing in our power . . . always. Amy’s TED talk on the subject is the second most viewed TED Talk in history (with millions of views). In our conversation about her most recent book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Amy teaches us the research-based path to showing up with power and confidence. Listen here.
- “Just as power makes us expand our bodies, expanding our bodies makes us feel more powerful.”
- “So many of us show up in the veneer of who we think people expect us to be.”
Book: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Bio: Amy Cuddy is known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk, which is the second-most viewed talk in TED’s history. A Harvard Business School professor and social psychologist, Cuddy studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and more.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this particular podcast with Amy. There are so many little nuggets of truth in there; it made me write them down (and also tweet). Thanks so much for this. I’ve learnt so much today and any day with learning is a great day!
I like your podcast. Can you make available a transcript of your podcasts. A transcript helps refresh and it takes lot less time than to actually hear the podcast again.