The simple task of how we stand, how we present ourselves, can not only change how others perceive us;  it can also change how we perceive ourselves.  Just as in laughter yoga, we can 'fake it to make it' when it comes to public speaking, job interviews, or other challenging situations. This is not at all about being phony.  It is about convincing our own minds through the movement of our bodies. Copy and paste the link below to enjoy this outstanding TED talk by social psychologist Amy Cuddy.  As Tim Curry said in "The Rocky Horror Show,"  "Don't dream it, be it."