As part of my warm-up routine before a speech, I always try and find an inconspicuous spot to do some superman poses!
I do this because of what I learnt from Amy Cuddy’s amazing TED speech (the second most viewed TED of all time, with 46 million views). Doing “power poses” increases our confidence, makes us relax and gives us more presence.
And yet when someone catches me doing my pre-speech superman pose, and I mention that I am following Amy Cuddy’s advice, I am often amazed by how many of the corporate folks say they have never watched it.
If you haven’t, then I highly recommend it. A brilliant speech, with very practical, helpful advice.