With the big SCBWI National Conference coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about making connections, meeting people, but doing that is way out of my comfort zone. I’ve gotten better at it over the years, but it’s still really difficult. I’ve been using the 20 Seconds of Courage method for awhile now (I posted about it here), but it’s still so hard.
I came across this Ted Talk with Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, about your body language changing your posture can change the way you feel and up your chances for success.
"Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success."
I will definitely be using this in LA next month. I can just picture a bunch of us hiding in the bathroom doing the power pose. At least, now you’ll know we’re not completely crazy. Will you be joining me in?
"Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.”