Andy Biedlingmaier, Tufts M18 Student on Medical Education Elective
Humans and nonhuman primates use open and expansive postures to convey power. However, new research shows that these “high-power poses” not only communicate power, they also create it. Therefore, high-power posing can be used to boost presenter confidence, and consequently improve audience evaluation, during high-stakes presentations.
Presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and Prezi are ubiquitous in medical education and the business of healthcare. When used appropriately in a direct presentation format, these tools let educators display visual aids, emphasize key points, and interact with learners to promote their understanding.