Top 10 Tips for Projecting Confidence

Confidence can be an elusive and slippery thing to get hold of at times in our lives, usually when we need it the most. Whether it’s a job interview or a first date or a big meeting at work, it’s important to be able to at least project some self confidence even when your nerves are jangling inside. This is where body language can be so effective, as long as you are using it effectively, as the first impressions you give can make such a difference to how confident you seem.

Little things like not having your hands in your pockets can change your body language a lot, as hiding them can make you seem uncertain and nervous. Even if you ARE uncertain and nervous, keep your hands out of your pockets and gesture with open palms, which will make you appear to be more honest and poised.

Eye contact is another big indicator of confidence and if you can maintain a natural eye contact with whoever you are talking to, they will come away with a much more positive impression of who you are. This means alternating your gaze between their eyes and their mouth, of course, as staring directly into their eyes the whole time is possibly even more unsettling than averting your eyes.

Getting your body language right is mostly common sense and doesn’t require giant leaps from you, but it’s useful to know what impact your posture and gestures can have in terms of giving away how you feel inside. These illustrated tips from Pound Place will help you the next time you need to project a lot more confidence than you are feeling.
How To Look And Sound More Confident - infographic
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