Thursday, April 18, 2013

TED Talk: Body Language

Are you a TED watcher?

My workmates and I have taken to watching TED Talks on Thursdays during lunch. I've decided to start sharing some personal TED favorites on here so you can partake as well! I love TED because they keep it short, keep it interesting and keep it fresh. I always feel a little more educated and ready to strike up intelligent conversations after watching one.

Today's pick: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Give it a watch! The premise is that by purposely altering your body language, you can affect your mental state. I've recently been using the power stance technique in everything from performing a song in church to motivating my team to play more confidently in a charity kickball game last weekend. Can I just tell you I performed that song without a trace of nerves? Totally mental, but totally works. (Even if we ended up losing at kickball, in the end. It was still fun to power stance in the dugout.)

Any favorite TED suggestions?
Thoughts on this one or body language in general?


Samantha Gregson said...

I've seen this one before and I really like it! It's crazy to think how much you can influence situations just through body language.

Unknown said...

Power stance! I learned about that from Hilary Weeks once. I really stand in front of my mirror in power stance sometimes. It's great.

Liz said...

Yes! Keep sharing your personal favorites! I love these.