2/14 (Tue.) Fake it until you make it (Host: Rock)

2/14 (Tue.) Fake it until you make it (Host: Rock)

文章Rock » 週五 2月 10, 2017 3:29 pm

Interactive transcript: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are/transcript?language=en
Your body language shapes who you are



https://www.moo.com/blog/2016/04/05/ted-talk-in-two-minutes-your-body-language-shapes-who-you-are/

Body language comes first
Amy is a celebrated social psychologist, Harvard professor and body language expert. She believes nonverbal communication impacts the way we see and judge each other and impacts things like who we hire or promote.

Dominance
One of the key things body language communicates is dominance. In the animal kingdom, power is conveyed through expanding, becoming bigger…think of a gorilla standing tall, beating its chest. And humans do the same thing (well, almost the same thing). Those in power tend to stand taller, their posture is straight with shoulders back. When we feel powerless we do exactly the opposite; our shoulders slump and we look towards the floor. We make ourselves smaller.

We complement each other

When interacting with another person, we naturally complement the other person’s nonverbal communication. So if the other person is being really powerful and big, you will tend to make yourself smaller. We don’t mirror them. We do the opposite of them.

The science bit
Amy’s research found that powerful people were more confident and calm in stressful situations because they had higher levels of a “dominance” hormone (testosterone) and lower levels of a “stress” hormone (cortisol) in their brains than others people. She conducted an experiment to discover whether changing body language could alter the levels of these hormones and change not just our behaviour, but the way we feel. Participants were asked to adopt high-power or low power poses for two minutes and then asked how powerful they felt and supply a saliva sample.

Pose for power (in just two minutes)
She found that adopting a power pose for two minutes altered the levels of these hormones in our brains significantly, and impacted behaviour as a result. Result.

But the question on the tip of your tongue is, can power posing work in real life? When this was tested in a stressful job interview setting, each participant who practised the high power pose were seen as successful candidates by assessors, regardless of the qualifications or experience of participants who practised a low power pose. They had more presence and confidence than the other candidates.

Two-minute tweaks = big changes
The key message here is that tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. So before you go into the next stressful situation (e.g. a pitch meeting), find a private space, take two minutes to get into a power pose for two minutes and to reconfigure your brain. You’ll get your testosterone up and get your cortisol down. Don’t leave that situation feeling like, oh, I didn’t show them who I am. Leave that situation feeling like, I really feel like I got to say who I am and show who I am.

…Go get ‘em tiger!



Questions:

Session One
1. We all do power poses to encourage ourselves; Ms. Cuddy's ideas seem nothing new. Then, why is this talk one of the most popular ones of all time on TED? What makes her ideas stand out?
1.1 Do you agree that "...our bodies change our minds and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes."?
1.2 What do you feel when she mentions about the girl student who were "not supposed to be here" and finally "gave the best comment ever"?

2. What is power? Are you a person of power? What do you do to become more powerful?
2.1 Who is the most powerful person in Yoyo? Why?

3. Is power-posing useful? Do you need it at work? What kind of jobs require power-posing? Are there any companies put power-posing into practice or even have a culture of it? How do they do it?

4. What is the limit of power-posing? Do you believe that "...in a stressful job interview setting, each participant who practiced the high power pose were seen as successful candidates by assessors, regardless of the qualifications or experience of participants who practiced a low power pose."? Why and why not?

Session Two
5. Besides power posing, what body language or nonverbals do you know? Please follow the worksheet (yes, we're going to work with a sheet :lol: ) and think of as many as you can. Show us some of them and let the others guess the meanings in the presentation.
5.1 Which nonverbals are your favorites? Do you use them?

6. In some cases, "fake it until you make it" may be recommended as a therapy technique for combating depression. Do you agree? How would you make it into practice? For example, would you join a laughter yoga club?

7. What is an impostor? What do you feel when you see an impostor? Do you feel indifferent, interested, disapproving, disgusted, cheated, hurt, angry, shocked, alerted, skeptical, or simply amused? Would you tell your friends stop doing it if you find them imposing?

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Re: 2/14 (Tue.) Fake it until you make it (Host: Rock)

文章Rock » 週日 2月 12, 2017 5:32 pm

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Re: 2/14 (Tue.) Fake it until you make it (Host: Rock)

文章Iris Wu » 週一 2月 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Who is the most powerful person in YoYo? I would say Wen-Han. Why? Because he takes "a lot of space" when he is present! :)
(I mean Wen-Han stands and talks with every power pose suggested by Amy Cuddy so naturally! )
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Re: 2/14 (Tue.) Fake it until you make it (Host: Rock)

文章Rock » 週一 2月 13, 2017 10:48 pm

No wonder I feel the room gets smaller whenever he is there. :shock:
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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Re: 2/14 (Tue.) Fake it until you make it (Host: Rock)

文章Rock » 週二 2月 14, 2017 11:12 pm

Thank you all for coming. We've got Wendy, Shirley, Michael, Cindy, Amy, Sabrina, Ryan, Sherry, Tom, Liwen, Wenhan, Steve, Yvonne, Jason, Luis, Jessica. Happy Valentine's Day.
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