TC 295: How to Pose for Presence and Self-Nudging

TC 295: How to Pose for Presence and Self-Nudging

We are concluding our review of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this episode of the Transformation Cafe Book Club, we’ll be highlighting chapters 9 – 11 of Presence. This section summarizes some of the main points of this great book and shows us how we can apply what we’ve learned. You don’t have to try and turn yourself into a super-hero overnight. Anyone that’s made a New Year’s resolution to achieve some huge goal like “lose 100 pounds” knows that by February you’re back to your old habits. Research tells us the key is to nudge ourselves; take baby steps...

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TC 292: Cafe Book Club – Presence part 7: Pose for Presence

TC 292: Cafe Book Club – Presence part 7: Pose for Presence

In this week’s Cafe Book Club podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss chapter 7 of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy. In this section we talk about how research has demonstrated that your emotional state follows the actions of the body. If you smile, you’ll feel happier. If you furrow your brow and grit your teeth, you’ll start to feel angry. And, as we’ve already seen, if you assume a power pose you’ll feel more confident. “I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing.” William James, the “father of American psychology” Can you imagine trying to sing the words to a sad song while smiling and doing jazz hands? I’ll...

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TC 291: Cafe Book Club – Presence part 6: The Language of the Body

TC 291: Cafe Book Club – Presence part 6: The Language of the Body

In this week’s Cafe Book Club podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and her guest Amy Frost discuss chapter 5 of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, titled “Slouching, Steepling, and the Language of the Body”. More than 30 million people have watched Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk, “How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.” It is ranked second among the most-viewed TED talks. Amy recently discussed her research and her book on CBS Sunday Morning. Power posing has entered the pop culture as fans of Dilbert may have noticed.   THE FIERCEST DISPLAY OF power at a New Zealand rugby match occurs before actual play begins Amy Cuddy refers to the New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks, who have performed a ceremonial dance...

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