Amy Cuddy , associate professor at Harvard Business School, unearthed some astonishing research on how you can use body language to increase your power and presence as a young, savvy business leader.

Whether you like it or not, your nonverbal actions and presence tell people what to think about you. These cues help your coworkers and other professionals cultivate perceptions about how on top of your game you are.

If you don’t believe me, consider the scenario below that may sound very familiar to you:

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