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.
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.