Study. The more you know about your topic, feel safer. In fact, lack of self-confidence almost always stems from a lack of information. We’ve all had that feeling of discomfort that we do not understand what we are talking about. 5.
Act the part. The following tips will help you begin to appear in a positive way. Find a role model. Find someone who is already successful in their field. Observe him or her and determine for yourself what behaviors convey self-confidence. They look and act powerful. Watch people who create a powerful impression. It could be a television, a character in a movie, or a coworker. Imagine you behave in a similar manner. For example, watch the movie Top Hat. Fred Astaire exudes confidence. Be aware of nonverbal behavior that violates the presentation with confidence. Ask for the comments of a trusted friend or see himself on video. 6. Rehearse for success. One of the most important ways to boost your self-confidence is rehearsing important conversations and presentations. You can never be too prepared. These ideas will help the practice to really understand your theme? Controlling your anxiety. Feeling anxious is normal when you’re in a difficult situation. The key is to learn to manage anxiety so it does not halt or reduce its effectiveness. Organize. When materials are prepared and well organized, you will feel better about their ability to access them. Having information scattered in too many places makes you feel out of control and undermines their self-confidence. 7. Persist. Confidence is the result of a lot of hard work. The process takes time. It has been said that success is 99% persistence and 1% talent. 8. Enjoy your success. When you reach your goal, do not forget to give credit for working hard. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Here are some ways you can do this:? Look in the mirror and you say, “Good job. I’m proud of you.” Think of a way to reward yourself. Tell others about your success. Write a letter to yourself or explore your achievements in your journal. Draw a picture that expresses their achievement. Answers to Quiz # 1 Points 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10 are generally signs of confidence in itself. The other might be seen as self-sabotage behaviors. Answers to Quiz # 2 Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 communicate low self-confidence. (Of course, not right 100% of responses, since many of the states depend on the context, tone of voice, cultural interpretation, and other factors.) Garrett Coan is a professional therapist, coach and psychotherapist. His two office locations in Northern New Jersey are accessible to persons who reside in Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Rockland County and Manhattan. Garrett also offers online training and telephone services and counseling for those who live some distance. It can be accessed through or 201-303-4303.