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EveryBODY’s impression

Posted: October 4, 2012 - 1:50 PM ET - by Elisabeth

Last night’s presidential debate generated a lot of conversation – between the candidates and among the rest of the country. Win or lose, impressed or appalled, we hung on facial expressions and postures as much as facts and figures.

You may not have to interview for your next job or client by debating your biggest competitor on a national stage, but you probably know the significance of confident eye contact, a firm handshake, a warm smile and self-possessed posture in making a positive first, second or lasting impression on any audience.

Do you know the impact it has on you?

In this TEDtalk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy talks about how body language shapes not only how you are perceived, but who you are.