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Your body
language shapes
who you are
Amy CUDDY
Amy Cuddy
Social Psychologist
Amy Cuddy’s research on body language
reveals that we can change other people’s
perceptions ...
Funny Handshake
Body language is a very powerful tool. We had
body language before we had speech, and
apparently, 80% of what you understa...
Awkward Hug
POWERFUL STRETCH OUT
POWERLESS WRAPS THEMSELVES
POWERFUL
POWERLESS
Powerless Person Begging
Difference of Power
Pose of Pride – Winning Pose
Non-Verbal governs how we think and
feel about ourselves
High Power Poses
Low Power Poses
An Experiment was carried out
Saliva Swab Saliva Swab
Low Power
Pose
High Power
pose
Gambling
A person sat in a power pose...
86% people
Gambled
60% people
Gambled
Difference after 2 mins of Power Pose
Difference after 2 mins of Power Pose
20%
increase
10%
decrease
Difference after 2 mins of Power Pose
25%
decrease
15%
increase
High Power Pose
• Risk Tolerance – 86%
• Testosterone Level – 20% 
• Cortisol Level – 25% 
Low Power Pose
• Risk Toleran...
Our body changes our mind
Our mind changes our behavior
Our behavior changes our outcomes
Usual Pose before Interview
Low Power Pose
High Power Pose
What Pose should be before
Interview
Tiny tweaks Big Changes
Fake it till you become it
Two Minutes of
Power Pose
Any situation when you
feel weak, stressed, or
need a dose of power
When?
• Increases
testostero...
SUCCESS
Created by Archit Raj, IIT Delhi, during an
internship by Prof. Sameer Mathur, IIM
Lucknow.
www.iiminternship.com
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How small changes in body language can bring about life altering changes. You have to fake it till you become it.

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Your body language shapes who you are

  1. 1. Your body language shapes who you are Amy CUDDY
  2. 2. Amy Cuddy Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
  3. 3. Funny Handshake
  4. 4. Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words. -Deborah Bull
  5. 5. Awkward Hug
  6. 6. POWERFUL STRETCH OUT
  7. 7. POWERLESS WRAPS THEMSELVES
  8. 8. POWERFUL
  9. 9. POWERLESS
  10. 10. Powerless Person Begging
  11. 11. Difference of Power
  12. 12. Pose of Pride – Winning Pose
  13. 13. Non-Verbal governs how we think and feel about ourselves
  14. 14. High Power Poses
  15. 15. Low Power Poses
  16. 16. An Experiment was carried out Saliva Swab Saliva Swab Low Power Pose High Power pose Gambling A person sat in a power pose for two minutes
  17. 17. 86% people Gambled 60% people Gambled Difference after 2 mins of Power Pose
  18. 18. Difference after 2 mins of Power Pose 20% increase 10% decrease
  19. 19. Difference after 2 mins of Power Pose 25% decrease 15% increase
  20. 20. High Power Pose • Risk Tolerance – 86% • Testosterone Level – 20%  • Cortisol Level – 25%  Low Power Pose • Risk Tolerance – 86% • Testosterone Level – 10%  • Cortisol Level – 15%  Experiment Results High testosterone Level Low Cortisol Level Best Results
  21. 21. Our body changes our mind Our mind changes our behavior Our behavior changes our outcomes
  22. 22. Usual Pose before Interview Low Power Pose
  23. 23. High Power Pose What Pose should be before Interview
  24. 24. Tiny tweaks Big Changes
  25. 25. Fake it till you become it
  26. 26. Two Minutes of Power Pose Any situation when you feel weak, stressed, or need a dose of power When? • Increases testosterone (power hormone) • Decreases cortisol (stress hormone) Why?
  27. 27. SUCCESS
  28. 28. Created by Archit Raj, IIT Delhi, during an internship by Prof. Sameer Mathur, IIM Lucknow. www.iiminternship.com

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