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*** SOLD OUT *** Amy Cuddy - "Presence"

*** SOLD OUT *** Amy Cuddy - "Presence"

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:30pm PDT

5998 Alcala Park
IPJ Theater
San Diego, CA 92037

Warwick’s and the University of San Diego with Words Alive present

Amy Cuddy

Social Psychologist

and TED Talk Presenter with Over 27 Million Views

discussing and signing


Bringing your Boldest Self

to your Biggest Challenges

Friday, March 18th at 7:30pm:

The University of San Diego's

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre



  • Seating will operate on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Doors will open and check-in will begin at 6:45pm



John Cleese

Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School who studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Business Insider named Cuddy one of “50 Women Who Are Changing the World.” In 2014, the World Economic Forum named her a Young Global Leader, and she has also been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2015 Leadership Award. Presence has already been included in the Washington Post’s “Best Leadership Books of 2015,” Business Insider’s “20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business,” and Adam Grant’s “7 Books to Read This Fall.” Presence is a finalist for the 2016 Books for a Better Life Award for Psychology.

Presence teaches us how to use this science to become self-assured in life’s most challenging moments. The results are not just a change in mental outlook, but actual biological changes—our testosterone increases and our cortisol decreases, or more simply, our power increases as our fear decreases. We don’t just feel more powerful, we are more powerful. And when Dr. Cuddy talks about power, she doesn’t mean power over others, but power over yourself and the power to be yourself. Powerlessness prevents us from being present; it makes us self-absorbed, and impairs thought. Personal power protects us from negative emotions, rejection, stress, and even physical pain.

Presence combines scientific research, real-world examples, and personal stories. Following are some points her research discusses:

 —How a brain injury, class participation, and an FBI body language expert led Amy Cuddy to research how the body leads the mind.

—The science behind power posing.

—Even visualizing oneself in a power pose has similar biological effects.

—How gender affects children’s body language—where the sexes diverge.

—The dangers of “iPosture.” How hunching over devices affects your physical and mental power.

—How Academy Award–winning actress Julianne Moore uses presence in her acting.

—Ever thought you didn’t deserve success? Author Neil Gaiman talks to Amy about his struggle with imposter syndrome.

—How nudging can help you develop presence in your daily life.

—How the body leads the mind, and how you can use your body to fake out your mind.

—Why New Zealand’s national men’s rugby team, the All Blacks, performs the ritual haka before every game (they’ve won 76 percent of their international matches); it is more than an intimidation tactic.

—Does power corrupt? What knowing your employee’s birthday teaches us about the answer to that question.

—If you think this science is helpful to humans, just wait until you see what it does for horses!

This revolutionary science is notable because it allows everyone to tap into their personal power and reveal their boldest self. As Brené Brown says, “This book is a game-changer!”