TED Talk: Activity Report: Nonverbal Communication

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Activity Report 9: Nonverbal Communication TED Talk I’m very surprised that I really enjoyed and found a majority of the content presented in the TED talk extremely interesting (which honestly I wasn’t expecting). One of the things that I found most interesting was when Amy explained the “power pose.” I also found the quote, “Fake it ‘til you become it” very interesting, I have heard of the quote, “Fake it ‘til you make it” but I really like “Fake it ‘til you become it” much more. I think faking it when it comes to being aware of your nonverbal communication and presenting yourself in a positive way, until you become it is much more helpful because eventually you will become aware of nonverbal cues, and you wont have to “fake it” anymore. I found the “power pose” to be extremely interesting because I actually have an interview tomorrow and I am looking…show more content…
Some of the things I think are applicable to my personal and professional life are how body language is extremely important both in making judgments of other people as well as presenting yourself in a positive and powerful way. I look forward to trying “power posing” and seeing how it can make a difference when I want to come across and confident in every aspect of my life but most importantly for interviews or important meetings. From both the lecture and the text, I look forward to using my body language to come across as powerful and using space to come across as enthusiastic and confident. Like Amy said in her lecture, “We make sweeping judgments and inferences from body language. And those outcomes can predict really meaningful life outcomes like who we hire or promote, or who we ask out on a date.” I think body language and being aware of my nonverbal communication will be helpful in every aspect of my life and I look forward to making little tweaks in my “nonverbals” in hope they will lead to big

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