Welcome to our very first #TEDTalkTuesday !! For those of you who haven't come across TED talks yet, I'm glad I could open your eyes to a world of knowledge. TED talks invite the very best speakers to share their knowledge and inspiration. They are a go to resource for a brief introduction into so many different avenues of spiritual and intellectual knowledge.
Today I want to share a very special talk with you, a talk I've watched numerous times over the last year since I first saw this talk last summer. I sincerely wish I had come across it earlier. Amy Cuddy is one of the most influential Social Psychologists in the field of Body Language and even if you don't recognise her name, you'll probably recognise some of her work.
"Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are." is Amy Cuddy's TedTalk from way back in 2012 and it has been viewed more than 32,000,000 times on the TED website and more than 8,000,000 times on Youtube! It is incredibly informative and both enjoyable and moving, qualities every great talk should have.
The talk is based on Cuddy's research on the effect of body language and more specifically, high and low power poses, on both physical and mental faculties. Cuddy starts her talk by explaining just how important body language can be. From lawsuits brought against Doctors to the outcome of political elections, body language alone can act as a potent predictor.
I would recommend this talk to just about everyone but it's specifically relevant to those who struggle with social anxiety and a general sense of powerlessness. From anxiety and sadness to confidence and happiness, body language can control it all.
I hope you enjoy this talk as much as I do!
"Don't fake it till you make it, fake it till you become it!"
Have a great day!