We’ve all known that body language (the visual aspect of communication) is as if not more important to communication that what you say. Think of someone saying “yes, I’ll get that to you by tomorrow” as they step back, look away and shake their head from side to side.
The new news is from Amy Cuddy to through her research has discovered that in addition to body language affecting the viewer or listener, body language can actually affect the speaker. In her research she found that simply taking on a powerful stance (head up, broad across the chest, hands on hips) can affect the way the speaker feels and behaves (more confident!).
She suggests that standing in this position for 2 minutes prior to an important meeting or interview will improve your results. Try it!
Watch it here! Amy Cuddy – Your body language shapes who you are