TED Talk on power positions in body language by Amy Cuddy

TED Talk on power positions in body language by Amy Cuddy

Growing up, my father constantly pushed me to learn new things. Many times that meant taking classes, or going to events, that were dominated by men.  Figuring out a way to integrate myself into those events or classes was always challenging. There definitely was a feeling at times that I didn’t belong, but my father also taught me something else: to be proud of my height.  At 5’10”, while most girls I knew were trying to minimize their height, I accentuated it.  Along the way he taught me to have presence, which gave me more confidence.

Little did I know then that my father was right on topic. According to Amy Cuddy, your body language can change your confidence level and your interaction with others. Although I don’t think this is an issue just for women ,I do agree that women have been taught to exhibit the “small” body positioning more frequently than men. So, do yourself a favor, and watch this TED Talk; then before your next pitch strike your best power pose, and knock ’em dead!