Did you love The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman? If so, then Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy, is for you. Never heard of The Confidence Code? No problem. Presence is still for you! Amy Cuddy, a Harvard Business School professor who has been described as the “high priestess of self-confidence” will teach us what we need to know to confidently face challenges and thrive. In the second most popular TED talk ever, Amy Cuddy taught the world how holding a two-minute power pose can actually make us feel more powerful. In Presence, she dives deeper into cutting-edge research on how our bodies can change our minds.

Book Discussion

When: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm EST
Conference Call Dial in: 323-476-3997
Conference ID: 218555#
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Who should join: Anyone who has ever wanted to feel more powerful. Anyone who works with kids or executives, anyone who negotiates, anyone who wants to be their best.

Why join: To learn ways we can all have a more powerful presence. To learn how we can align our nonverbal communication with our beliefs. To be part of a curious, passionate learning community.


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Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about “power poses.” she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

By accessing our personal power, we can achieve “presence,” the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we’re making on others and instead adjust the impression we’ve been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy’s revolutionary book reveals, we don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

About: Mina Simhai

Mina Simhai earned her Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute and served as a teaching assistant for CiPP4. She teaches positive psychology at George Washington University. She is also a recovering lawyer, yoga teacher and mother. Her latest project is bringing the tools of positive psychology to lawyers and others in the DC area and across the country. Her top strengths are judgment, love of learning, curiosity, love, and appreciation of beauty. Mina is an avid reader and looks forward to launching the WBI Book Club with you.