5 Tricks That Will Make You Look Like The Most Confident Person In The Room

Confident people know how to handle uncomfortable situations to their advantage. We’ve all been there, full of nervous and anxious energy. But none of us not born confident, we all have to learn how to be confident! An aura of confidence can attract positive attention and open up new opportunities. The ‘fake it ’til you make it’ approach can give you some of these benefits right away, with real confidence hopefully following afterward.

1. Body Language

Slouching, arms folded or huddling in the corner of the room are examples of body language that reinforces and sends the message that you are nervous, submissive, and lack confidence. By folding your arms, you’re basically forming a barrier between you and the other person, telling them you don’t want to be there or talk.

So to appear more confident and in charge,  think tall, stand straight, head up and be bold. Changing your posture and body language will alter the impression you make on others. But also touching people (in appropriate areas!), is also a sign of confidence. When you say goodbye, give them a gentle pat on the arm, or if you’re laughing together a light squeeze on the forearm. Don’t do this often or you’ll be too hands on. This makes you appear confident instead of shying away from the person you are interacting with.

2. Don’t fidget

Try standing with your feet at hip’s width apart. Keep your legs balanced even when you’re sitting. You’ll appear anxious if your legs are twisted around or tapping. There is nothing worse than bouncing or fidgeting around in front of someone you are trying to impress! It is a sure sign of nerves, and it will make you look unprofessional. If you fidget with your hands, keep them folded in your lap or use them to exaggerate your points when you talk. Using your hands to emphasize your points hides the fidgeting and makes you seem like you really know what you’re talking about. If you’re giving a presentation it is totally normal to be nervous and find yourself fidgeting, so try holding a prop.

3. Eye contact

Maintain eye contact while you are talking, as well as when the other person talks. But we cannot stress enough that you should never check your phone or even keep scanning the room. A lot of things to remember but if you can stick to these rules you will show confidence and interest in the people around you.

4. Smile

Smiling can instantly make you appear warm, friendly, approachable and more memorable. If you have trouble keeping a natural smile, just flash a brief smile and return to a more neutral expression. Laughter is another good way to display and boost confidence, when appropriate. 

5. Create a confident mentality

Try not to think about previous mistakes as this can trigger lack of confidence. Remember that every mistake is an opportunity to learn how to improve next time. Everyone, no matter how confident or presentable they may be, makes mistakes. It is how you deal with them that really matters in the long run.

 


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  • I love this tips. I have always struggling with confident and as I get older and fighting more for what I want in life – I have realised how important it is to seem confident even when I’m not.

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  • I love the tips. I always wrap my legs into a pretzel when sitting. Point taken.

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  • Annie

    Being confident is when you genuinely dont care what anyone else thinks of you. Being confident means bouncing back quickly from rejection, adversity and knock backs. It means being resilient. It’s all about being completely comfortable in your skin and at ease with your flaws and shortcomings. It’s all about the story we tell ourselves. When you know which story to tell yourself, everything changes; your confidence and self -esteem rockets and you claim back your power.

  • I like number 5 – it really rang true to me because I always fuss over mistakes that I’ve made in the past, which prevents me from doing what I want. Thank you for sharing!
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  • Ramona

    The last point is so true! I think I’ve lost a lot of my confidence over the past few years coz I had a hell of a lot of job rejections after University. But you can’t project your past ‘failures’ on your present or future. Everything happens for a reason and you’re always in a place that you’re supposed to be in. There’s no such think as a mistake, it’s just the Universe looking out for your and giving you a detour to a better path.

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  • true true true!! no slouching! ;)
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