A friend of mine recommended the Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy “Your body language shapes who you are” and I loved it!  After listening to this, I found her book Presence:  Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges and listened to the audio version.  I always try to have an audio book to listen to in the car to give me a little educational time while driving and really enjoyed this book.

Presence is well researched and Cuddy gives plenty of examples and scientific fact behind her findings  which I found to be very interesting.  The skill of presence will help in all facets of life – I especially love the Power Pose concept and have personally used it in stressful situations.  Check out these examples of High Power poses vs Low Power poses:  

This book is an excellent read (or listen) for everyone and I especially think teenagers, introverts and those that struggle with anxiety would especially benefit.  Happy reading!