I am so uncool, I never heard of Amy Cuddy. I am in the minority cause last week when I covered another one of the fabulous Arts + Business Council of Philadelphia morning seminars, who was hosting Amy Cuddy at this was, I was taken back by the crush of the crowd of over 500 people. Seems everyone else knew who Amy Cuddy was and her theory on “Power Posing.” There were a lot of attendees standing up straight, full power posing while networking before the doors opened for the event.
‘Social psychologist, author and Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy’s TED
Talk on “power posing” made her the #2 biggest TED speaker in the
world. Our host for the lecture was The Arts
& Business Council of Greater Philadelphia which builds relationships
between business and the arts.
The ladies on the left had to alphabetize each of the 550 names.
Before the lecture there is usually a generous spread of donuts, bagels and breakfast cakes, along with coffee and water. Tickets are always reasonable, for this event they were $30. It’s great we have a networking event like this in Philly, I always see a lot of connecting going on.
Rachael Nave, Senior Legal Services Coordinator at Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Jillian Rafferty, Rafferty Suburu. Mike and I just bought a Legacy Suburu from Rafferty, and their customer service was impeccable. Mike’s a great car shopper he gets three prices and then sees which dealer is able to meet our needs. #BeYourOwnAdvocate
Caleb Timmreck, American Eagle, Jenna Rifkin, and Jonathan Flower, both of North Highland.
Bari Joy – Epstein, Franklin Institute and Casey Anne Drummond, Franklin Institute
A new event on the social scene seems to be “Science After Dark.”
The next one is Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm Adults Evening Get your tickets early they seem to sell out quickly. I was surprised how packed it got on a Tuesday night.
Natalie W. Nixon, Ph.D., Philadelphia University and Eileen Wainwright, NascentHub
, Editor Philly Style Magazine, Toni Leslie, Ann King Lagos
and Lynn Norton
all of REALM Jewelry
Vanessa Smith and Kim Fraites – Dow, Tierney – Acting CEO and COO at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
At around 9AM the crowd filed into the Prince Theater for Amy Cuddy’s lecture.
Aubrey Fink and Kim Fink were excited to hear Amy Cuddy’s theory on power positions.
Amy Cuddy, her TED Talk has been viewed more than 30 million times, with “power posing,”
Her main theme was how our movement becomes
synchronized when we are present — because we are being authentic and
unscripted — and how that makes us more compelling to others, which
exudes confidence in what we are presenting. She demonstrated the many poses that help people feel more confident in various situations.
There was a panel discussion after Amy Cuddy’s lecture which included Jeff Zinser, Right Recruiting, Shelley Potente, MA, SVP and Managing Director for Client Services, The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design, Stacy Holland, Executive Director of the Lenfest Foundation and author Cameron Conaway. The discussion was moderated by Marc Brownstein, President & CEO of Brownstein Group. They panel discussed various ways to build confidence in clients.
Afterwards there was a meet
a greet with VIP ticketholders, Amy signed her book Presence:
Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, which was
published in December.
Check out the Amy Cuddy Ted Talk HERE