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

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Source: "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to body language researcher Amy Cuddy, nonverbal communication, such as body language, affects not only how other people see you, but also how you see yourself. This is the main message of Cuddy's 2012 TED Talk, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You are." Cuddy says that simply changing your posture can positively impact your chances for success, because once you start acting powerful, you believe you are powerful, and this leads to more powerful actions. Watch the full TED Talk here: Amy Cuddy - Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are