TED Talk Tuesday #286 – How to use body language for maximum effect

TED continues to spread ideas and help us all be better critical thinkers. Watching, listening and talking about TED Talks is a popular pastime for many in the CN&CO community. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, learn or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations and business opportunities. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place.

This talk was chosen by Kurt Solomon.

Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk, “Your body language shapes who you are,” explores the powerful impact of nonverbal cues on our minds and behaviours. Cuddy, a social psychologist, explains how adopting expansive body language (like power poses) can increase confidence, reduce stress, and even alter our hormone levels.

She shares fascinating research and stories, showing how small changes in body language can have a significant impact on our lives. Are you aware of your body language? Have a watch to better understand how you can harness the power of body language. 

Kurt, our favourite Leb, has a zest for life and a heart of gold. He’s also a really good marketer, willing to do almost anything for his clients, even if it involves wearing a tutu!