The popular concept “fake it till you make it” dates to Aristotle who famously proclaimed that acting virtuous will make you virtuous.
But Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy has a new take on this old expression: “Fake it Till You Become it.”
In her TED presentation, “How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are,” Cuddy gives examples from her research that faking it actually works. As she says, “…when you pretend to be powerful, you are also more likely to feel powerful.” …Read more…
In previous blogs, we’ve talked about how important it is to use power words in a presentation or media interview. But your non-verbal language is much louder than words and speaks volumes about what you’re really thinking and feeling.
Most speakers don’t realize how transparent they are. Your body speaks for you, too – your gestures, your eyes, and the way you move. Your body language needs to be in sync with what you’re saying.
You’re feeling good, you’re well prepared, the room set up is just right, and you’ve launched into your presentation. Then your heart sinks. You can feel the negative vibes coming from the audience.
They’ve tuned out. …Read more…
Next week we’ll enter our fourth year of blogging about topics designed to help you to become a more confident and polished speaker in presentations and media interviews. Guest authors also added their valuable perspectives.
You’ve helped guide us to the topics of most interest by your comments and the traffic each post generated. We’ll take this into account in planning our topics for 2015.
Drum Roll for the Top Three
Our tabulation revealed the top post by traffic: What is the Role of the Moderator in a Panel Discussion? …Read more…