WBENC Is Launching a Book Club!

Do you love discussing the books that you’re reading? We definitely do! Around the WBENC office you’ll frequently hear various staff members chatting about the books they’ve been reading. We love to hear what others have to say and so we’re launching the WBENC Book Club.

The book club will meet once a quarter to discuss the selected book. All of the books will be focused on professional and business development and will cover a range of authors and topics. Our first book selection is Presence written by TED star Amy Cuddy. If you haven’t heard of her, check out her TED Talk: Your body language shapes who you are for a fascinating speech on how body language affects how others see us and how we see ourselves.

Cuddy’s new book, Presence, “reveals how to unleash your boldest self to heighten your confidence, influence others, and perform at your peak.”

Join us on December 9th for a discussion of the book moderated by Laura Buckley, Director of Marketing at WBENC. Sign up here

About Presence

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.

Pick up your copy from your local library or order it today!

Do you have a favorite professional or business focused book? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comment section!

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Posted on October 12, 2016 .