HOW TO PROJECT POWER
Last month The New York Times Magazine ran a short piece with instructions for projecting power. http://nyti.ms/1QHpwmB
- •"Don't bother over explaining yourself."
- •"Speak succinctly."
- •Don't speak.
- •"Keep your limbs away from your body."
- •Put your arms on the chairs next to you.
- •Put your legs on the table.
- •Scatter your limbs to the corners of the room.
- •"Take ownership of the space around you, whether it's a boardroom or a cubicle."
- •"Say to yourself: 'This is my room. This is my table. This is my audience.'"
- •Pick up the coffee cup of the person across from you. Say, "This is my coffee cup."
- •Take his wallet. Say, "This is my wallet."
- •"'Think of yourself as a protector'...This is especially true for women working in male-dominated environments like Silicon Valley. 'I have in mind the queen,' Gruenfeld says. 'She has dignity and respect, and she makes people feel safe, but underneath her cape is a sword.'"
- •Wear a crown.
- •Hug men when they feel threatened by you. Then stab them with your sword.
- •Cut the letters P-O-W-E-R out of cardboard. Place the cardboard in front of a projector. Turn it on.