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Your body language shapes who you are - Amy Cuddy

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

The power of introverts - Susan Cain

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Improve Your Social Skills in Under 30 Minutes - Ramit Sethi

Do you wish you could meet new people, hold meaningful conversations, and develop closer friendships...without all the anxiety and trial-and-error? Find out how in this exclusive how-to video.

Bond or Barrier, Language and Social Identity - Charles Campbell

Breaking down barriers through language and social interaction. Charles is a musician, poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, and educator. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from University of Southern Mississippi and is a professor at Bryant & Stratton College. In addition to his academic achievements, he is the recipient of the 2014 ALL WNY Music Awards for “Best Hip Hop/Rap Performer” and “Best New Artist.” He is also the founder and editor of Sunsets and Silencers, a print journal for art, literature, and culture.

Your Best Self - Arthur Apolinario

Dr. Art Apolinario, physician, hypnotist, and globally recognized pick up artist suggests provocative ideas and a call to action to those who desire honest social interactions.

The most important language you will EVER learn - Poet Ali

Do you speak this language? Do you share the experience? These are questions that Poet Ali masterfully tries to answer in an original narrative. This talk explains why we should all learn the most important language that unites us all.

What your speaking style, like, says about you - Vera Regan

How we use language - our accent, expressions, and the structure of our sentences - changes from region to region. Vera Regan explains why we should listen to these differences, and why language can act as a cultural barometer. Sociolinguist Vera Regan is a researcher at University College Dublin, and her work explores the relationship between our cultural landscape and our changing language.

The science of analyzing conversations, second by second - Elizabeth Stokoe

Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe takes a run on what she terms the “conversational racetrack”—the daily race to understand each other when we speak—and explains how to avoid hurdles that trip us up and cause conflict.


A year offline, what I have learned - Paul Miller

Paul Miller is an American Technology Journalist from Springfield, Missouri and senior editor for The Verge. During the past year he decided to disconnect from the hyperconnected world in an attempt to 'find himself' and become more productive. He abandoned the internet and disconnected from all Social Media, returning to a life before the net, apps and smartphones.