For lawyers who sometimes feel nervous about presentations or client meetings there’s good news today. Scientists have finally proven that body language really makes a difference — not only impacting how others view you — but how you feel about yourself.
Watch this TED Talk by Professor Amy Cuddy, starting at 10:25.
Did that pose with the hands behind the head and feet up on the desk look familiar in your law firm?
My favorite take-away from Dr. Cuddy’s research is this: two minutes of “standing like a starfish” will up your confidence immediately. Sounds a little crazy, but it’s certainly easy to try for yourself!