Almost all successes and attainments in life come from your ability to feel certain that you can accomplish what you set out to achieve. Feeling confident is one part of being confident, you should also look confident to others in the professional and personal aspects of your life. In some situations it becomes difficult for most of us to portray our confident self, the good thing is that this is just a normal human behavior. You can look more confident during meetings, interview and even on a date using this simple tips…
1. Make eye contact.
Making greater eye contact with others can increase the quality of all of your face-to-face interactions; there’s no area of your life where being seen as more attractive, confident, and trustworthy wouldn’t be a boon. Being able to look people in the eye and hold their gaze can help you better network with others, land a job, pitch an idea, make a moving speech, woo the ladies, and intimidate your enemies.
2. Keep your hands visible.
Don’t hide your hands in your pocket or behind your back. Use hand gestures while talking to make yourself clear and effective. Gesturing helps you access memories. Using hand gestures while you speak not only helps others remember what you say, it also helps you speak more quickly and effectively!
3. Don’t Fidget
According to a recent study, approximately 26% of applicants lose out on a job opportunity as a result of their fidgeting. Fidgeting is a major betrayer of low confidence, and most of us fidget without even realizing it. You can practice speaking in front of other and ask them to tell you when and how you fidget.
4. Speak Slowly and Clearly
People interpret fast talking as a sign of nervousness and a lack of self-confidence. Your fast talking can make it appear that you don’t think people want to listen to you, or that what you have to say is not important.
5. Sit or Stand in the Correct Posture
Do you tend to sit hunched over, staring down at your laptop or phone? Most of us do–you may be doing it right now. Studies have proven that sitting up straight actually helps your brain function better, as well as help you think more clearly because you feel calmer and more confident. Being in good posture has other health benefits as well. Improving your posture can help in reducing neck and back pain. By sitting and standing in correct posture you can also avoid chronic neck and back pain when you get older.