Posture & Power Dynamics

Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy at TEDGlobal 2012

“It’s about opening up.” — Amy Cuddy (3:30)

“Two minutes [of power poses] lead to these hormonal changes that configure your brain to be either assertive, confident, and comfortable or really stress-reactive and feeling sort of shut down.” — Amy Cuddy (11:27)

“Our bodies change our minds… and our minds change our behavior… and our behavior changes our outcomes.” — Amy Cuddy (15:34)

“Fake it until you become it.” — Amy Cuddy (19:19)

“Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. Before you go into the next stressful evaluative situation, for two minutes try a power posing—in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk behind closed doors. Configure your brain to cope the best in that situation.” (19:37)


The story about losing identity and having impostor syndrome is really powerful.