Presence

Presence

Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges

eBook - 2015
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Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has reached tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the science underlying these and many other body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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PimaLib_LoisM Sep 06, 2016

Reading this book can change your life. Try the power poses and increase your confidence!

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Lirael
Jul 14, 2016

I'm now an evangelist for this book and for her TED Talk. She says, "make until you BECOME it."

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jannylegs
Jul 11, 2016

Good stuff. If librarianship wasn't my chosen career, I'd have really enjoyed being a social psychologist. Starfish up!

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sandraperkins
May 28, 2016

If you have not already watched Amy Cuddy's TED talk (the second most-watched TED talk ever), watch that first, and then read this book. The book explains the science and research behind the "power poses" and provides a lot more detail than the TED talk. The last chapter includes stories from a few of the thousands of people whose lives were changed by Amy Cuddy's TED talk, and those are amazing--especially the one about the horses who benefited from power poses!

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