If you know what it feels like to doubt yourself and your capabilities, you also know that you could use all the help you can get when it comes to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone!

This Ted Talk is an interesting watch.

Professor Amy Cuddy describes her research on the impact of nonverbals on our perception of ourselves. 

This is new.

We know that nonverbals influence how we perceive other people but there has been limited research about how they impact our perception of ourselves.

Prof Cuddy’s work is fascinating.

It shows how adopting different postures for as little as two minutes before a stressful situation (in this case a job interview) leads to changes in your physiology (increased testosterone, decreased cortisol).

This makes you feel more confident and able to be more authentic, in her words “show who you really are”.

I have heard from a number of people who have tried this before meetings or presentations and have noticed a difference in how they felt.

Have a watch and give it a try!