All of us have some flaw- some insecurity- so why do so many people appear to be confident? They work on it. Yes, there is an effort required but the benefits are amazing. I want to share with you a few tips to appear more confident in social or professional situations. As you practice these, you will discover that you will start to actually feel more confident.

#1. Don’t slouch. Your posture says everything to those who do and do not know you.To fix your posture, stand up as TALL as you can and pull your shoulder blades down and back as far as possible. This will help you appear more confident and more positive about life.

#2.  Stare at people. Yes, stare. This provokes a feeling of confidence. Starting right now, be the person that doesn’t look away. Think of each interaction as a mini-battle – your eyes against theirs. As long as you’re smiling and blinking, you won’t come across as mean so keep at it. Yes, this one takes practice.

#3. Always tell people who you are. Yes, this works! If you introduce yourself immediately to strangers and get the awkward out of the way immediately- people will feel comfortable around you and you’ll come across as cool and collected.

The week is almost over. Start practicing these small steps to looking secure today. And, if you need help with your self-esteem, know that I take virtual appointments.

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