Body Language: How It Shapes You

By David Rose – Director, LACS Training Brussels

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A recent quote from Harvard University’s Ann Cuddy nicely summarises the effect our body language has on our audience during our presentations and public speaking:

Body language - Quote by Anne Cuddy, Harvard University

This point is further cemented by a quick look at today’s much-studied, media-driven political field:

Body Language - quote by B.Todorov, Princetown University

Is your body language an asset or enemy?

For those of you who’ve already read my previous article giving practical tips to improve your body language, these two telling quotes will further underline the crucial concept…

…conscious, effective body language is a fundamental ingredient of successful communication you simply can’t afford to overlook.

If you haven’t read it yet, I invite you to have a look.

Body Language²: ‘Powerposing’

In a recent TED Talk on the power of body language, Professor Ann Cuddy introduces the concept of what she terms ‘Powerposing’.

She explains how your body position doesn’t just positively influence your audience, but also triggers helpful chemical reactions in your own brain… so actually changing your performance.

Interested in learning more?

If yes, then follow me and watch her presentation by clicking on her photo below:

Ann Cuddy


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4 responses to “Body Language: How It Shapes You

  1. Interesting post David. Thanks a lot.

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