Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
In the video below Amy (A Professor at Harvard Business School) shows how standing in a posture of confidence can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and influence the feelings of power and confidence we have.
Here is Amy’s video from a TED conference in Scotland.
It seems to me that Amy is bang on in her research.
Not only does body language change how we see ourselves, we are also influenced by all other ways that we communicate who we are to others.
Non verbal displays of power extend beyond how we display our bodies, they also apply to the way we display our self to others online.
And just like having a strong stance gives us extra confidence in conversation, having a strong audience on social media us gives extra confidence in our online communication.
What do you think of Amy’s research in the video above? Let me know in the comments below!