If you’ve been in one of my workshops, you know that I am a fan of social psychologist Amy Cuddy. Her claim to fame is taking the TedGlobal stage to deliver a talk on how we are influenced by our own body language. Powerful stuff. Literally. The concept of “power poses” went viral after her talk climbed to become the second most-watched talk in Ted history. I often teach power poses while I’m preparing my clients and students for public speaking and networking opportunities.
This insightful and intelligent-yet-lighthearted interview between Amy Cuddy and world-renowned behavioral researcher Robert Cialdini is a great lead-in to the next book on my reading list: Amy Cuddy’s Presence. Not only is Cuddy completely relatable and real while speaking, she shares some of her fascinating work that hasn’t made it to the big stage. Check out her conversation about how culture shapes gender stereotypes, starting at 8:50.
I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!
- Posted by Kimberly Kosmenko