Fake It ‘Til You Make It!

6 Helpful Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Confident people are admired by others and can effortlessly inspire confidence in others, but not all of us are gifted with this. Fortunately, self-confidence can be earned and mastered, just like any other skill. Once you get the hang of it, everything in your life would be much better. How are we going to practice our confidence? Start with these helpful tips.


1.       Change Your Body Language

Before walking into a room or turning up on a date, take a few seconds to breathe and pull yourself together. Breathe deeply, relax your shoulders, and smile to feel and look more confident.

2.       Give Good Greeting

Good greetings are more memorable and show intentions of making friends. If shaking hands, offer your hand with palm open and clasp the other hand firmly to show warmth. Look the person in the eye as you shake hands and smile.

3.       Use Touch to Convey Warmth and Interest

Touch is the most powerful form of communication and does more to convey warmth and interest than any words. Sitting in a corner with your arms folded looks unwelcoming and judgmental.

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4.       Connect With Eye Contact

When we feel shy, we enter the room uneasily and warily. To look poised and confident, glance at the group you’re meeting with a quick eye-to-eye contact to each of them. To make it easier, imagine you’re simply greeting your long time friends.

5.       Use Listening Signals

Being confident doesn’t mean you’re responsible for all the talking. People love a good listener as well. Face the person you’re talking when you’re on one-on-one, or turn your head to the speaker if you are part of a group. Maintain eye contact and nod occasionally to show interest and understanding.

Your level of confidence is shown in many different ways—the way you talk, what you say, your behaviour, the way you look, and so on. If you want to exude positivism and show people that you’re confident with your own being, start practicing these tips and you’ll soon feel more comfortable about yourself and develop natural confidence that flows naturally out of you.