Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree
- The military makes soldiers stand up straight for a reason; there’s an implicit connection between posture and power that has been demonstrated time and time again. Want to increase confidence? Make yourself tougher? Stand up straight.
- Know how to speak with power. Deepen your voice. Speak first. Speak often. Repeat yourself. Interrupt people. Don’t laugh.
- Elevate yourself when standing. Sit in the center during meetings. Dress appropriately. It makes a difference.
- People perceived as powerful break the rules.
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This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.