Confidence is somewhat evasive. If you want to make a good impression in the professional world, you know you have to be confident. Gaining confidence is not that easy as it seems. Sometimes you often are confident, but from inside you are far away from it so If you are a person, who situationally gets confident, like sometimes you are but sometimes no confidence at all. So instead you spend a lot of time thinking about how to appear confident or to look confident from outside or how to gain confidence, even if you’re not. Genuine confidence is based on incremental and steady success so it takes time to develop. Sometimes confidence is really hard to achieve and sometimes it comes naturally especially when you are in an unfamiliar situations or people. Remember that you are not alone in this, one fact about confidence is that it is more important to look confident from outside than inside. Even if you aren’t confident from inside there are lots of tips and tricks to look confident from outside. Here, are 5 Ways to Appear Confident when you are really not.
Here, are 5 Ways to Appear Confident when you are really not:
1. Stand tall and make eye contact:
Standing tall will give you physical benefits of being confident, good breathing and back support. So keep your shoulders back and also keep your spine straight to feel more confident. Body postures matter if you slouch yourself then it seems you are uncertain, lazy and unconfined. Always make eye contact when you speak, as it increases confidence and also that you attentive. When you break eye contact and start looking around it shows how nervous and stressed you are and also that you aren’t confident. So always make eye contact, and also never just keep staring the other person and scare them.
2. Listen more than you speak and frequently keep asking for help:
When you talk a lot you don’t allow the other person to talk. It makes you seem nervous and insecure. Always ask open ended questions so it makes a more two way conversation. Talk but don’t talk more try to listen more it’ll give you confidence and make a real conversation. Some people think asking for help will give a sign as you are weak or you have lack of knowledge, skill. That’s only true when you are not confident. But the interesting fact is confident people admit their weaknesses very truly.
3. Don’t fidget, speak slowly and clearly:
If you keep fidgeting, it’ll show low confidence. We don’t know when we start fidgeting, some people are playing with something that they have or they keep leg tapping or nodding excessively while talking. So always try to talk with someone you know and tell them to notice your body posture and movement so you can correct yourself. If you speak slowly in a low tone or you speak very fast it will show how nervous and unconfident you are and the other person won’t understand anything. So speak slowly and clearly with better words and sentences framed it’ll look confident.
4. Keep your hands visible while you talk and be the volunteer:
While talking never keep your hands folded or at your back or in your pockets it never looks good. Use your hands a bit while you talk and small gestures will make the conversation look good and confident. If you keep volunteering for some work every time it’ll look make a great impression.
5. Take big steps and always own up your mistakes:
Take big steps do new things give yourself chance to learn new things and do good work. But never o work in a rush or in a hasty manner it’ll ruin your work and impression. Own up to your mistakes, if there’s any mistake by your side agree to it and step up to your mistakes. And make sure you rectify your mistake. It’ll make you look more confident.