“We know our minds change our bodies,” Amy Cuddy shared in her TED Talk. “But do our bodies change our minds?”
“So I want to start by offering you a free no-tech life hack, and all it requires of you is this: that you change your posture for two minutes.”
Amy Cuddy suggests that we use this superwoman/man pose before each interview. This advice has served me well. Before each interview, I have practiced this superwoman pose. The last time I tried it, I received an offer and landed in my current meaningful position.
Posture actually does make a difference. Amy Cuddy’s TED talk is the second most watched TED talk on the internet. I use this TED talk in my interview workshops to teach people to use “presence” in their interviews and to improve their prospects.
I am reading the book “Presence” now. So many people contacted her to tell her how her talk has changed their lives. From the large outpouring of responses that Ms. Cuddy received, she has written “Presence.”
Do you have an interview coming up. I urge you to watch this video first.
Here are my superheroes, my grandparents:
Tell me, how have you been present?
By day, Rachelle, working mother of two, serves as an education advocate and career advisor for MassEdco. By night, Rachelle provided career consulting and works to promote green energy. When Rachelle is not writing her blog, advising her students, or coaching her clients, she enjoys camping and going to the theater with her two children.