Voice Power: Faking It

Voice Power: Faking It

What are “power poses”? Why would you ever fake it till you make it?  When should we be authentic?

Astute Radio’s Cordelia Zafiropulo explores why she faked it till she made it.  Find out how changing behaviour and body langage helped her experience something new.

But is Amy Cuddy right about power poses?  Is the key to real confidence vulnerability?  Brene Brown‘s research into human connection shows that unless we let go of control, accept our vulnerability and realise that “I am enough” we will continue to struggle with ourselves in everything we do.

Cordelia challenges the “fake it till you make it” quick fix and discusses how you can attain real, unshakable confidence.

Is it better to fake it or be your vulnerable self?

Comment below and tell us what you think.



Listen to previous Voice Power hints and tips to help you find your voice:

Voice Power: Tone of Voice

Voice Power:  Fear of Speaking

Voice Power: Context


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