You know when someone walks into a room and you can just see the confidence in them? Confident people have a certain air about them that projects an attitude of charisma and charm, along with a demeanor of being able to handle just about anything thrown their way.
Confident people are not afraid to try new ideas, making them the perfect candidate for running an office meeting and coming up with productive new ways to increase work flow in the office.
According to Carol Kinsey Goman’s article on Forbes.com, there are 5 ways to build your self-confidence and she’s listed them out for us.
1. Summon Up Success
Goman says, “Competence, strangely enough, bears little relationship to confidence. The fact that you do your job extremely well does not, by itself, insure that you are also confident of your abilities. It is only when you are aware of your competence that you become confident.”
Before entering a meeting room or preparing to walk on stage during a conference, it would be a great idea to rekindle any past successes wherein you felt extremely confident in the results and how you executed a project. This will help to bring about the same feelings and emotions to attain confidence in your current meeting or conference situation.
2. Be Aware of Body Language
Studies have shown that people come to conclusions about another person based on how they feel about them, and not as much from what they are saying. If a person walks into a room slouched and unaware of their surroundings, say not as enthused about being present, this is more apparent than one might think. This will put off signals to others that you may not be a pleasant person to be around. On the other hand, if you walk into a room with a supremely confident wide stance while holding your head high, you will begin to project self-assuredness, and this is what will gain the attention and trust of the others you’re trying to reach within the meeting.
Stay tuned for Part 2.