ClubTED presents “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” by Amy Cuddy

“Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.” - Amy Cuddy

“When we think of nonverbals, we think of how we judge others. … We tend to forget, though, the other audience that's influenced by our nonverbals: ourselves.” - Amy Cuddy

Power is that intangible thing that so many people strive for. For some people, feeling a sense of control -- over themselves, others, situations or all of the above -- is a natural thing. For others, it doesn't come as easy.

But for those who already project power and competence to the world through their bodies, there is another, perhaps harder challenge: communicating warmth.

And as Cuddy explains, warmth may actually be a truer, deeper source of power to begin with.



Please note that the TED video presenter will not be attending the event (unless the presenter catches this open invite or we have some influential members).
This Meetup works like a book club, but the discussion topics are clips from TED (, "Ideas Worth Spreading". During each Meetup, we'll watch an approx. 20 minute TED talk and then spend an hour discussing the ideas presented.

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  • Doreen

    Wish I could have stayed longer; the video and discussion were awesome. Hope to see everyone next time!

    February 7, 2013

  • Maxine S.

    Wonderfully stimulating! Lots of varied viewpoints expressed in lively exchanges. SO glad I was there! Great people to meet and share TED with.
    Sign me up for the next meeting.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely enjoyable - nice to meet everyone!

    February 7, 2013

  • Kris

    Great discussion, as always (or at least the two I have been to :) It was interesting to debate the skill vs presentation arguments, and how presentation can affect your inner dialogue. I admit I tried to exercise the techniques today, making sure to hold my head up as I walked the street. Nobody offered me a job or their digits as a result, but maybe if I keep at it :) Thanks Avid for organizing, very well done.

    February 6, 2013

  • Anil Anthony P.

    Crap! I guess this one is overfull? No point joining the waiting list?

    February 5, 2013

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