You only get one chance to make a powerful first impression. So straighten up and hold your head high! Research out of Harvard University reveals that we can change other people's perceptions, and perhaps even the chemistry of our own brain, simply by changing body positions. The study by nonverbal behavioralist Amy Cuddy describes what she calls a “high power” pose, performance of which for a scant 2 minutes ups the body's hormonal production and leaves us feeling more confident and less stressed.
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Skip Troy McClure’s self-help videos. Instead check out my photo below and see how I put Professor Cuddy’s theory to practice. And don’t miss her amazing TED talk on the topic of her acclaimed research here: