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In a world where communication as well as presentation skills are unavoidable, people with a lack of confidence have a tough time. We present to you 9 psychological tricks that will make you feel more confident. Check them all out and take note.
1. Act Confident
If you don’t have confidence, fake it till you make it. Pretend, as if you’re the most confident person in this world and you will see the change yourself. Or watch Amy Schumer’s movie, I Feel Pretty, and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
2. Dress Up, Show Up
When you’re dressed up, you look good and that adds to your confidence. It makes you feel good about yourself and you know exactly how to carry yourself. Wear clothes that are smart yet comfortable. Also, always ensure you are well groomed.
3. Practice Speaking Loudly
When we say speak loudly, we don’t mean like a loudspeaker. Rather, speak at a pitch that’s audible to everyone. The way you conduct yourself, especially when you’re talking gives others an idea of how confident you are.
4. Look Into People’s Eyes While Talking
Practice maintaining an eye contact whenever you’re talking to someone. When you look into people’s eyes, you have their entire attention and that’s a great way to show as well as feel confident.
5. Recall Your Achievements
If you are struggling with self-doubt and feel low confidence, always keep a list of your achievements handy. Remind yourself that you’re great just the way you are and that will give you an instant confidence boost.
6. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
When you compare yourself to others, you put yourself down for no reason. Honestly, it’s the worst kind of comparison because everybody is different. So avoid pitting yourself against others.
7. Say, “I Believe,” instead of “I Think”
The moment you make this switch, you automatically sound more confident. It conveys that you’re sure about what you’re saying. So always, always say, “I believe,” instead of saying “I think” or “I was wondering.”
8. Maintain A Confident Posture
Stand straight and don’t put hands in your pocket. If you’re too nervous, hold something in your hand, but do not sway your hands or play with your fingers. Your body language needs to be crisp, in order for you to appear confident.
Often we divert so much our attention to appear we confident, we forget to smile. It’s important that you smile every now and then. It makes you look pleasing and you’ll be more approachable for other people to come and talk to you.
Now go, conquer the world!