Communication

Now that you’ve spent time (in Lessons 9.1 and 9.2) reading and thinking about the functions and types of nonverbal cues, and have explored various ways to improve competence in sending and interpreting nonverbal cues (Lesson 9.3), take a look at the following video describing the value of “Power Posing”.

This video shares a unique look at how the body and the mind impact what we “say” without “saying” a thing.

While watching the video, do some critical listening and thinking-

What is the message?
How do you know that? (What is in the video explains the concept best? What resources are being used to support the message?)
Then discuss why you might need to know what’s being explored in the video. How might you use this information?
Ultimately try it out: Use the “Power Pose” before you go into your next stressful situation. Does it work? What did you discover? Share your findings here. Do some reflective thinking and writing…
Can we really “Fake it” ’til we Make it?

TED. (2012, October 1). Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc

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