Friday, May 3, 2013

A small change in the way you hold your body can make you more successful

Your body language affects how you feel and how risk oriented you will be.   Adapting a power pose like the one above for just 2 minutes will make you feel more powerful and persuasive.  It truly is amazing. 

Here's why...

When you hold a power pose for a few minutes your testosterone level rises.   When you hold a low power pose it falls.   Testosterone is like a bravery or boldness chemical in your body.   It makes you feel empowered and confident.   That's a good thing!

Here are some other examples of high power poses...

and here's what a low power pose looks like...(and that's a bad thing)

Now we can't make a presentation or doing an interview with a power pose or it will create a bad impression.  However, if you can sneak away somewhere and do a 2 minute power pose you can walk in the room with a greater confidence and boldness. 

Keep this in mind if you have to give a talk or before you enter a meeting and you will be amazed at how it affects your presentation.   I've tried it and it works!

This is one of those 'fake it till you make it'  techniques. 

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