Do you feel like you lack in confidence when you are meeting new people or when you are starting a news job? Or do you just feel like you don't have confidence at all? Well, there is hope and it is true that if you “Fake it till you make it” because even with lack of confidence you can fake it until it you believe it. The tips below are to help you try and learn how to come across as if you were confident. Eventually not only will others believe you are, but you will as well.
Body language is important, so you need to make sure to stand tall. Understand that our body and emotions work together and not separate from each other. Whenever your mood starts to change so does the body begin to change. So sometimes it's important that you show your confidence from the outside first. By standing tall and erect, you are going to show confidence on the outside to others and this will eventually make you feel better emotionally.
Always make sure to do your best to make eye contact with ever person that you come into contact with and have to interact with on a daily basis. You can demonstrate to them with eye contact that you have confidence in yourself as well as the fact that you are an open person that is willing to engage with others freely.
If there are people that you admire that happen to show a lot of confidence, sometimes it's a good idea for you to try and copy what you see them doing. Take time out to watch what they do and the things they say that help them come off looking confident. Take note of these things so that you can practice doing these things so that you can eventually integrate them with your own personality.
Each time you are about to enter into a room, make sure that you tell yourself that everyone in that room is going to be happy to see you. This is going to give yourself a pat on the back and the ability to walk into the room with confidence.
If you are new at a job or if you are at a party and you don't know anyone at the party but the host or hostess, this is not the time to be shy, this is a chance for you to meet new people. Consider it an adventure and simply go up to people you don't know and introduce yourself, ask them how they know the host of the party, etc. This way you can easily start up a conversation and maybe even find out you have a lot in common. There should be no one in this situation that you feel you can't at least say hello to. The more people you are able to talk to the better it's going to be for building up your own personal confidence. Besides the more people you talk to, the friendly you are going to appear to others as well. And people like friendly people.
If want to feel good about yourself and don't want others thinking bad of you then it's a good idea to remember if you can't find anything nice to say about someone that you simply shouldn't say anything about them at all. Make sure to never try to cut others down to make yourself look better. This is a cheap and unfair thing to do to anyone and it's not going to help you and your confidence issues at all.