Having confidence is an elusive trait. Here at Great Big Minds, we believe that being confident may not necessarily bring success but it gives anyone with so the power to face any challenges.
Here are 6 tips you can start working on, literally.
There’s a psychological trick that suggest if you constantly “fake” it, you’ll almost definitely make it.
1. Make eye contact
When you’re speaking with someone or across a meeting room, look at your audiences in the eyes.
This goes the same as well when they’re the one speaking to you.
If you find it difficult to look at them straight in the eyes, a little trick is to look at the bridge of the nose.
They say that the eyes are the door to one’s soul. By making eye contact, it enables you to make connections, indirectly allowing you to appear trustworthy.
2. Practice “Power Poses”
Amy Cuddy, a researcher at Harvard University studies body language and the impact it has on your hormones.
In just 2 minutes a day, practising the “Superman pose” or “Wonder Woman pose”, research shows that it changes your brain’s perception of yourself, tricking your brain into believing that you are more confident than you might otherwise think you are.
Simply stand tall, hands on your hip and chest out.
3. Use affirmations and positive self-talk
Words are powerful and what you say to yourself translate your intention.
Daily morning affirmations and meditation have shown to affect one’s performance.
4. Dress for success
Science has once again shown how your outfits may alter how you approach and interact with the world.
Especially when in formal clothing, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and authority.
What you wear has a direct effect on how powerful and secure you feel in public.
5. Speak slowly and clearly
People actually do judge your level of confidence based on the tone of your voice and how fast you speak.
Take your time and choose your words carefully. Pronounce them clearly.
Not only does it shows a higher level of confidence and intelligence, your listeners are often more encouraged to listen and hang onto every word you said.
6. Relive memories of confidence
Channel back your memories on the time you’ve acted and spoken confidently.
Remember how it felt like feeling confident and the accounts of how you were able to manage circumstances with more ease.
Based on materials from Vegasextremeskydiving.com