Here is one of the best TED talks I have ever watched by Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. Cuddy’s TED talkhas been viewed more than 32 million times and is the second most viewed TED talk of all time.
Amy Cuddy has spent her life studying how people judge other people and influence each other. She researches stereotypes, discrimination, and much more. In her TED talk Cuddy reveals the power pose and how important postures demonstrating confidence actually affect our mood, testosterone, and cortisol levels in our brain. One’s mood can be altered and influenced not only by positive thinking, but also power poses and confident stances. This is a must watch for those looking for a bit more motivation!