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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Analysis

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Despite the fact that Amy Cuddy’s entire argument in “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” is on how to be powerful through body language, she demonstrates everything a powerless person would do. In her argument Cuddy states that powerful people make their presence big, stand wide and tall. Yet through her entire speech she barely takes up a square foot on the stage. Cuddy says, “What do we do when we feel powerless? We do exactly the opposite. We close up. We wrap ourselves up. We make ourselves small.” (4:55) However she fails to realize that this is exactly how she appears to the audience while on the stage. Her arms remain close to her body and she acts closed off to the crowd in front of her. She gives her audience examples of being
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