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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Hardcover – 22 Dec 2015

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company (22 Dec. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316256579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316256575
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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"I'm loving the latest from Amy Cuddy." Joanna Coles, "Editor-in-Chief, "Cosmopolitan"""

Inc. #1 pick for "12 New Business Books for the Perfect Gift"
Inc. "Top 50 Leadership Innovators Changing How We Lead"
Featured on Business Insider's "20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business"
Amazon "Best Books of December" pick and December spotlight
An Amazon Canada "Best Books of December" pick
AARP Editor's Pick and a "top ten books of 2015" pick
A Washington Post "12 leadership books to watch for in 2015" pick
Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award (UK)
A Forbes "15 Best Business Books of 2015" pick
Ranked #1 in LinkedIn's "7 New Books to Read This Fall" by Adam Grant
Ranked #1 in World Economic Forum's "Books on Leadership to Read This Holiday"
A Business Insider "20 best business books of 2015" pick
"New York Times "bestseller
"Wall Street Journal "bestseller
"Publishers Weekly "bestseller


"New York Times "bestseller
"Wall Street Journal "bestseller
"USA Today "bestseller
"Publishers Weekly "bestseller
Amazon "Best Books of December" pick and December spotlight
Amazon Canada "Best Books of December"
AARP Editor's Pick and a "Top Ten Books of 2015"
"Forbes" "15 Best Business Books of 2015"
"Business Insider" "20 Best Business Books of 2015"
"Business Insider" "20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business"
"Washington Post" "12 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2015"
"Inc." #1 pick for "12 New Business Books for the Perfect Gift"
"People ""Book of the Week"
"BusinessMirror ""10 Books to Look for in Early 2016"
"Bustle ""10 Books That'll Inspire You to Make the World a Better Place in 2016"
"Irish Independent ""The 6 Best Motivational Reads for 2016"
Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award (UK)
World Economic Forum #1 pick for "Books on Leadership to Read This Holiday"


"This book will be in demand, and readers will not be disappointed." ""Library Journal (starred review)"""

"A treatise on presence." ""Forbes"""

"Cuddy hopes to help readers convince themselves they should be there--to help eradicate impostor syndrome--by presenting techniques, grounded in science, to enable the discovery and projection of their most powerful selves. The approach is concrete, doable, and demonstrably effective."
Rebecca Tucker, ""National Post (Canada)"""

"PRESENCE is "exactly "the kind of behavioral science book the world needs."
Robert Cialdini, "" New York Times "bestselling author of "Influence """

"New York Times "bestseller
"Washington Post "bestseller
"Wall Street Journal "bestseller
"USA Today "bestseller
"Publishers Weekly "bestseller
Amazon "Best Books of December" pick and December spotlight
Amazon Canada "Best Books of December"
AARP Editor's Pick and a "Top Ten Books of 2015"
"Forbes" "15 Best Business Books of 2015"
"Business Insider" "20 Best Business Books of 2015"
"Business Insider" "20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business"
"Washington Post" "12 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2015"
"Inc." #1 pick for "12 New Business Books for the Perfect Gift"
"People ""Book of the Week"
"BusinessMirror ""10 Books to Look for in Early 2016"
"Bustle ""10 Books That'll Inspire You to Make the World a Better Place in 2016"
"Irish Independent ""The 6 Best Motivational Reads for 2016"
Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award (UK)
World Economic Forum #1 pick for "Books on Leadership to Read This Holiday"


New York Times bestseller
Washington Post bestseller
Wall Street Journal bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Publishers Weekly bestseller

Amazon "Best Books of December" pick and December spotlight
Amazon Canada "Best Books of December"

AARP Editor's Pick and a "Top Ten Books of 2015"

Forbes "15 Best Business Books of 2015"
Business Insider "20 Best Business Books of 2015"

Business Insider "20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business"

Washington Post "12 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2015"
Inc. #1 pick for "12 New Business Books for the Perfect Gift"
People "Book of the Week"

BusinessMirror "10 Books to Look for in Early 2016"
Bustle "10 Books That'll Inspire You to Make the World a Better Place in 2016"
Irish Independent "The 6 Best Motivational Reads for 2016"

Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award (UK)
World Economic Forum #1 pick for "Books on Leadership to Read This Holiday"


"Cuddy brings an abundance of humility and charm to the page. Her presence itself--her openhearted desire to help the insecure and the uneasy in this age of anxiety--shines through. PRESENCE feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful."
Heather Havrilesky, front page, New York Times Book Review"

"Amy Cuddy's must-read new book...is a triple threat: enjoyable, fascinating, and a brightly packaged New Year's resolution....There's a lot more to the body-mind connection, and that's what PRESENCE lays out so well.
Lane Florsheim, Marie Claire"

"A must-read for anyone looking to achieve their personal best." Kim Hubbard, People (Book of the Week)"

"Amy Cuddy fuses the rigor of a researcher befitting one of the world's finest universities with the raw empathic insight that springs from uncommonly trying personal experience."
Maria Popova, Brainpickings"

"A treatise on presence." Forbes"

"Filled with stories about achieving greater mindfulness, successfully coping with stress, and being present to our immediate moments, PRESENCE will help you direct all your competing energies more effectively. The first step in any great journey of change is into the self, after all." Bustle"

"Want to enjoy a more confident 2016? Consider power posing. This transformative self-help tome explains how assuming the Wonder Woman stance before a big interview sends an empowering message to your mind." Deirdre Donahue, AARP"

..".Cuddy is endearingly normal. And her new book, PRESENCE, is as entertaining as it is scientific."
Associated Press/The National (UAE)"

"Amy Cuddy is making the world a braver place with her book, PRESENCE. Courage is contagious and presence begets presence. Weaving together science, practical examples, and storytelling, Cuddy shows us how bringing our boldest, most authentic selves to challenging situations inspires others to do the same. This book is a game-changer!" Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong "

"PRESENCE is exactly the kind of behavioral science book the world needs."
Robert Cialdini, New York Times bestselling author of Influence "

"Amy Cuddy is the high priestess of self-confidence for the self-doubting. In PRESENCE, she uses her warmth, empathy, and laser-sharp intelligence to decode the mysteries of presence under social pressure. A must-read for--well, for everyone." Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet"

"A captivating, charming read on harnessing confidence and poise. Demystifying a century of science, Amy Cuddy shows how we can achieve greater success and sincerity by changing the way we carry ourselves." Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take"

"Millions of people have already been empowered by Amy Cuddy's groundbreaking TED talk on 'power posing' -- but that was just the tip of the iceberg! In PRESENCE, Cuddy reveals a much bigger and deeper science: a whole new way of understanding the body-mind connection, and how our physical habits affect our thoughts, feelings and choices. Reading this book will forever change how you carry yourself, and in doing so, it will make you braver, bolder, and better able to show up for all of your life's greatest opportunities." Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken and SuperBetter "

"In one exquisitely written book, Amy Cuddy illuminates for us the latest research of how the body and mind, in surprising yet elegant ways, affect who we are and how we are perceived. This generously cited book goes far beyond Amy Cuddy's TED talk. Delving deeply and widely into the research that confirms that we can transform ourselves, that we can change how we are perceived, that we can master the art and science of influence. But first we have to understand how the body affects the mind and the mind working with the body changes us, changes perceptions, and changes the world around us. And no one does this better than Amy Cuddy." Joe Navarro, author of What Every BODY Is Saying "

"There is one thing that separates those who do from those who don't: power. Amy Cuddy helps us understand what it means to build our personal power, keep it strong when it falters and help us steer clear of arrogance. This book is a must read for every doer out there." Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last and Start with Why "

"What could be more important in life than being yourself? In this wonderfully engaging, intelligent, and practical book, Amy Cuddy unpacks the cutting-edge psychology of presence when we most need it. I recommend it highly!"
William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and author of Getting to Yes with Yourself "

"With advice that is both practical and profound, Amy Cuddy shows how to summon your true and best self when doing so matters most. Emotions are contagious. If you personify poise and optimism yourself, you enhance the odds that they will respond in kind." Michael Wheeler, Harvard Business School, author of The Art of Negotiation "

"It's no mystery why Amy Cuddy is one of the most beloved TED speakers of all time. Her candid and incisive voice is a gift for anyone seeking to understand what makes people tick, and her research-based, inside-out approach to putting your best self forward in high-stakes situations makes this a must-read." John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut, coauthors of Compelling People"

"You probably didn't know how much you were reading from your own body language. Amy Cuddy's beautiful new book explains how our minds and bodies connect and influence one another, affecting how we feel about ourselves and our place in the world."
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Columbia Business School, author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It and Focus "

"I'm loving the latest from Amy Cuddy." Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan"

Book Description

Don't fake it till you make it, fake it until you become it - the essential guide to improving your body language. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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insightful reading, highly recommended for people who deal with people on a daily basis. arrived in excellent time as advertised
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Highly recommended. Simple and powerful. Inspiring and easy to read and implement. A must read for everybody. And watch the TED talk!
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By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Oct. 2016
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I found this book intriguing and heart warming. Most people have heard about the mind body link and how your thoughts can affect your body and your health but this book takes the logical next step and explains how your body posture can affect your thoughts and feelings and how confident you feel within yourself.

If you stand in the winner's position - as illustrated on the cover of the book - then you make yourself take up more room and increase your physical presence. This position is universal in all cultures across the world and indicates triumph and pleasure in the victory. If you stand in this position for a couple of minutes before confronting a difficult situation you will be more relaxed and more yourself when it comes to the situation itself. There are many other changes you can make to your posture and behaviour to increase your personal power and presence.

This book isn't about power over others - it's about personal power. Power isn't a zero sum equation and accessing your personal power doesn't take away the power of others it just makes you more capable of dealing with testing situations and encounters. The book talks about the latest research into body language and relates many heart warming case histories to illustrate the effects of changing your body language.

The book doesn't advocate major changes to your life which will take a lot of effort and commitment to achieve. It involves small changes to posture to improve your mood and your productivity. Just a few minutes can make a huge difference. The book is written in an easy conversational style - much like your best friend sitting down and telling you about something new she has discovered.
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Very disappointing. Obviously well marketed book but its meaningful content can be summed up in about one page or the author's TED talk. Ie power pose (stand big) for confidence. The rest of the book is research findings and testimonials. Save ur time and money and just watch the TED talk.
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Tends to repeat itself and although information is useful, not a whole lot more insight or instructions shared compared with the originalTED talk.
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A good read
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Brilliant book, very useful ideas for therapists working in mental health.
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Bought for daughter, she loves it.
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