Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once remarked that “the human body is the best picture of the human soul” and we couldn’t agree more – the non-verbal communication of our body language is probably when we are at our most honest.
This recent 20-minute TED talk by social psychologist Amy Cuddy has been watched by over 500,000 online and is currently circulating on Facebook news feeds worldwide. In it, she explain how body language doesn’t just govern how other people think and feel about us, but also how we think and feel about ourselves.
For instance – discover how five seconds and a handshake can differentiate the likeability factor between President Obama and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (hint: wait till 1:30 along the video). And at 4:08, find out what Oprah Winfrey and Mick Jagger have in common with primates!
Most of all, learn the simple yet remarkable two-minute technique that will turn you into the confident and powerful performer you could be before an important appointment, a hot date or even just a regular day at work!
Give it a try, and let us know whether it made any difference for you as it had for us – we’ve been doing it for several days and it’s been working pretty well, we must say…