Body Language Does Matter

By Andy Fumolo | Presentations

Jun 04
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In my profession it was soon clear that people with an upright posture will have a different influence than those who don’t.

When it comes to public speaking and presentations, the impact of body language is more than visual. We see a person and before one word is said, we already have a picture about that person in our mind. We even judge by our first impression – no matter if right or wrong.

We become a different person

Finally we have a proof. According to a recent survey, the way we carry our bodies triggers the delivery of hormones in our system. Our body language defines who we are.

2 minutes will change you

Amy Cuddy has the proof. Particularly interesting is the fact that people with a strong, upright and powerful posture will experience stress in a totally different way. You can read the values below. Watch out for Cortisol, which is only produced when under pressure.


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High Power People

Risk taking: 86%

Testosterone: +20%

Cortisol: -20%

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Low Power People

Risk taking: 60%

Testosterone: -10%

Cortisol: +15%



What really makes me wonder is that most people spend all day in a weak position. Crooked in front of the computer, driving in a car or on the sofa watching TV.

What can be done

  • a two minutes power posture a few times each day
  • in challenging moments, do your power move (somewhere where no-one sees you – otherwise people will get a wrong impression)
  • exercise and go to the gym – this will train your muscles and make you stand strong

I wish you a powerful day




About the Author

is a High-Impact Executive Coach. Using his vast experience, he prepares management und C-Level for optimum performance. All content created for better results and better teams. Andy works with international companies around the globe. He supports individuals and teams who want to achieve more in business and life.

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