Powerful posture: whether it be for public speaking, in meetings, presentations, or even walking around the office, is in vogue.
I have no doubt, it is, in part, due to Amy Cuddy’s excellent Ted X Talk “Your body language shapes who you are”. I hope we all know that our posture/body language influences how we are perceived by others. However, adopting a powerful posture makes you feel better internally because your body secretes endorphins to make you feel more confident. If you have a weak, negative posture, the reverse happens.
This is REALLY useful information. However I have seen people (such as our very own Chancellor) adopting one part of the powerful posture – feet wide apart, which could make individuals look like, well, an idiot. As with all good talks, Cuddy illustrates her points with more extreme body language and postures to make her point. But in the real world, if we adopt these extreme stances, we risk distracting our audience from what we are saying.
In the latest Superstar Communicator podcast, I deliver a masterclass on adopting a powerful posture and stance: gaining the benefits of what Amy Cuddy says, without looking awkward, silly and uncomfortable. Believe me, all of these risk distracting your audience from your message.
I have created a summary of the podcast with key points. To receive this, register here.
I hope this podcast will be very informative and enable you to adopt a powerful posture without feeling awkward or uncomfortable. Good luck