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Not all the TED talks I’ve watched have immediate practical application (which doesn’t mean they aren’t great, just means you can’t walk out and immediately DO something) but this one not only does, but it works and it is fascinating to observe in meetings and daily life.  Yes, you’ll feel a bit awkward if power postures aren’t your norm (I was surprised, or maybe not, that I normally “spread out” in meetings and such) but I was amazed at the correlation in behavior once I started watching those around me.  Seriously – watch this and try this today.  The folks in the bathroom or who walk past you standing like Wonder Woman in your office before the meeting will get over it and you will feel GREAT. 🙂