During a recent Ecotone employee evaluation with a colleague, the subject of self-confidence came up. It reminded me of a ted talk by Amy Cuddy I watched four years ago. I then used the simple techniques in this Ted Talk to turn my fear of public speaking (yes, I had a fear of public speaking) into something I look forward to, relish, and enjoy. Use your body to change your mental state- it’s free and it’s powerful. I taught this technique to my daughter who used it just prior to her interview with Teach for America. She got the job. Fake it till you make it, Wonder Woman poses in your cubicle, Superman poses in the bathroom stall – it’s all here in this amazing ted talk that will make you want to stand up and clap at the end.