Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Amy Cuddy

Narrated By: Amy Cuddy

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: December 2015

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


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Translated into 34 languages and counting

'Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful.' -- New York Times Book Review

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret.

By accessing our personal power, we can achieve 'presence,' the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.

Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about 'power poses.' Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.


  • Doan Do

    Enjoyed this book thoroughly, implementing power posing into my life now.

  • Katie Anderson

    Amy Cuddy captivated me in the first chapter with her incredible skill of making every word count. It was like listening to a work of hard, with each sentence finding it's own unique flow and combination of words. Her writing style was the perfect icing to an amazing cake of solid content based on science that provides practical evidence of the impact of our physiology on our neurological state. I find myself sharing bits and pieces of this amazing book with my children, their doctors, and my coworkers. I recommend this book to anyone who recognizes that there are opportunities to build confidence and grow as humans.

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