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Faux pas power

 

Have you ever forgotten about a lunch date with a friend? Or told everyone the concert started at 1800, but it was actually at 1700? I’m sure you felt mortified. So did I when I completely forgot to meet a friend for coffee. And I apologised profusely. I assume my friend was upset and disappointed, even angry with me. However, as I discovered recently, that might not be all he was feeling.

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Power-posing and job interviews

For a long time I have been working on being a more assertive person, someone unafraid of going up to people and crossing the social barrier that often seems to stand between us. I am someone with strong opinions, but I only really express those opinions when given the opportunity. The truth is that my openness, my confidence, my ability to seem in control, relaxed and articulate, depend on who I am with and the circumstances in which I happen to be. It takes a lot of mental effort to reverse the effect of my surroundings and I often fail. One particular situation in which this is true, and I am sure I am not the only person with this problem, is with job interviews. Read the rest of this entry »

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