Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 1, 2012
  • Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. Read Amy Cuddy's response here: TED Talks recommended just for you! Learn more at TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.Follow TED on Twitter: TED on Facebook: to our channel:
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  • Count Dracula

     3 years ago

    Yes. For now on, I will fake it until I become it.

  • Martin Jansen

     5 days ago

    Todaayy we will count to 5 ah ah ah

  • João

     7 months ago

    Two years.. Didn't work right?

  • Dharam Ajmera


    Should listen to this talk before every interview!

  • Deependra Patel

     5 months ago

    Her confidence and enthusiasm is admirable....🙌👏👏Lesson - Fake it till you make it 😄😂


     17 days ago

    ohh yeah !!!!

  • Steph Arlette

     11 months ago

    I feel like my like wasn't enough. Powerful speech.

  • MUSIC COSMO - Focus & Brain-power-Chillout music

     1 months ago

    Yes, me too, at videos like this I also wish to give more than just one LIKE. LIKE LIKE :)

  • Nicolás Israel

     1 years ago

    This talk is gold.

  • Max Đỗ

     3 years ago

    These Ted Talks man, they're changing my life, they're changing everyone's lives. Thank you!

  • The Power Moves

     1 months ago

    Wake up man, this is pseudo science

  • Mike Mair

     1 months ago


  • Carlos N

     6 months ago

    I notice a lot of people here are confused. All she is saying is to fake confidence until you become confident... that's it.

  • Martin Jansen

     5 days ago

    Keep faking, that's why you have headaches

  • Timon Kybelka

     16 days ago

    @Music & Fun But they key is to not be a poser. Someone with true confidence doesn't pose, because he feels no need to. You should act like somebody with confidence by how you adjust your pose, so that you then feel more confident and less stressed. And in my experience with the faked confidence came real positive feedback which helped me feel comfortable with acting that way.

  • astrophile i am forever

     13 hours ago

    Hey ! Taylor swift nice to see you where been👑

  • Mickey6778

     2 months ago

    i literally call this my favorite ted talk ever. i watched it for the first time nearly 2.5 years ago when i was shy and unconfident in myself and my looks and personality and basically everything about myself. i followed this message and now i am the best and most beautiful person i know. i walk around like i run the place and i am not afraid of what people think of me mostly. i still am working on becoming better in social situations and being able to talk to anyone and not being afraid but i am way ...

  • Martin Jansen

     5 days ago

    Strength comes from overwinning struggles, not faking and manipulating your mind. You say, I am the best, clearly no room for improvement.

  • The Power Moves

     1 months ago

    I'd be willing to bet that it's not power posing that did that to you (but still, well done to you)

  • Elodie Gerard

     6 months ago

    All those comments about her being annoying because of her "mouth noises" and sniffing are actually the reason why so many people, who are shy and not confident, will never take the risk to speak and "fake it, until they make (become) it"!

  • David Carlyon

     4 days ago

    The mouth noises and breathing are actually the fault of the sound engineers / post production mixers. They should have ducked those noises down. Instead they have just compressed the signal massively so that the background noises become really loud. Terrible job. Not her fault at all

  • FreddyKrueger88

     25 days ago

    Didn't even recognize she made mouth noises