Communicate with Confidence September 13, 2016 07:28

Communicate with Confidence

Whether you feel confident or not, you can appear confident to those with whom you communicate. You can't always control your feelings, but you can control your body language. Body language plays a vital role in confidence. It determines how confident you look.

Follow these tips to communicate with confidence:

Stand straight and tall

You'll appear strong and powerful if you sit up, or stand up, straight and tall. Good posture exudes confidence.

Don't slouch or slink across the room. Instead, put your shoulders back and hold your head high. Stand up tall to appear confident.

Make direct eye contact

Confidence requires good eye contact. Looking elsewhere depicts nervousness.

Look people in the eye. Don't stare at the ceiling or the floor. You'll come across as confident and interested if you make direct eye contact during conversations.

Use a firm handshake

A confident person is quick to reach out a hand for a firm handshake.

No limp noodle hands here! Use a solid grip when shaking hands. Practice with a friend until you learn how strong your handshake is.

Hold still

Fidgeting is the ultimate sign of nervousness. 

Be still. Don't pace around the room, twirl your hair, or pick at your clothes. Control your hands, arms, feet, and facial expressions.

Fake it until you feel it

You may not feel confident, but you can appear that way by controlling your body language. Eventually, you'll feel confident, too. Keep utilizing these body language tips until you do!

 

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