Make Yourself Bigger?

One of the most popular TED Talks comes from psychologist Amy Cuddy.

She explains how you can use body language not just to communicate to others–but to influence your own thoughts and feelings.

She says to feel more confident, you should make yourself big, striking the starfish pose you see depicted on the cover of her bestselling book.

Does it work? We’ve tried it before some Buckley School debates, and we can say it doesn’t hurt!

Here’s Cuddy’s TED Talk, if you haven’t yet seen it: