Just because you don’t feel as confident as you would like, does not mean that you can’t fake your way through it. Confidence is something that your bosses are looking for, but even if you do not feel your most confident, it is possible for you to fake it until you make it. No matter if what you are doing is new or you feel a bit leery, you have the ability to make others think that you are cool, calm, collected and confident. You just need to know how to look confident even when you don’t feel it. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from this infographic.
1) Eye Contact
One of the most impactful ways that you can show confidence even when you do not feel it is to make eye contact. This means that if you are giving a presentation or having a meeting with a boss, you need to make sure that you look others directly in the eye. When you are speaking to someone, you always want to be sure that you are making eye contact, because this is the only way that you will come off looking confident. You will seem a lot more trustworthy and decisive if you maintain eye contact when you are speaking to others.
2) Power Pose
You might not think that there is a pose you can maintain when you want to be viewed as confident, but there actually is one. This means that you should try putting your hands on your hips and your elbows wide. This is the power pose that is see by many to be the pose of confident people. SO if you want to look like you know what you are talking about, you need to make this pose and maintain it. This is the power pose that you should use at all meetings.
3) Look the Part
If you want to be seen as confident and in charge, you need to make sure that you look the part. This means that you need to dress for success and make sure that you are seen by others as a real professional. This means that you need to invest in a work wardrobe that allows you to look your best and will help to ensure that other people take your seriously and have real confidence in you. You need to look your best in order to be viewed as confident.