TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

In the Cafe Book Club we’re reviewing 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 week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss posture, the benefits of Yoga and dance positions, and what research tells us about high- and low-power poses. Let your body tell you you’re powerful and deserving, and you become more present, enthusiastic, and authentically yourself. -Amy Cuddy iHunch  – ruins your posture and can affect your mood Amy Cuddy discusses the effects of constantly hunching over a mobile device in this article. Research shows it can not only ruin your posture, but can have a...

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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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