Interested in showing confidence through your body language?
Discover 11 brilliant confident body language tips to help you feel bold and secure starting TODAY.
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Monitor your body language!
One of the best ways to start improving your self-confidence is by being wary of your body language.
- Do you hunch your back when you stand?
- Do you fidget a lot?
- Do your eyes dart from side to side when conversing with someone?
- Does your head bow downward naturally when you speak to anyone?
- Do you breathe rapidly when you talk to someone?
If your answer to most of these questions is “yes,” then you might be needing these 11 Powerful Body Language Tips! 🙂
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How do you show that you are confident?
Why do some people seem to be super self-confident?
The great news is that you can too!
Most non-verbal communications are learned.
And soon these ten tips will become your own habits. As habits, they become second nature to you!
You can turn your low confidence body language into powerful body language!
You can replace them with an engaged body language that lets you stand confidently even in a crowd.
So, without further ado, I would surely love to reveal to you these 11 powerful confidence body language tips:
1. Sit up straight & stand up straight!
There is something in the way a person stands and sits that readily reveals his/her level of confidence.
This is why you should carefully monitor the way you stand and sit.
Of course, the best way to exude confidence is to stand up straight and to sit up straight.
Scientifically, if you stand confidently straight or sit up straight, your body’s hormonal levels change.
Additionally, standing tall definitely makes you feel more powerful and self-assured.
So, the next time you catch yourself slouching when standing, correct your posture, and assume a confident posture standing.
Assume the straight-up posture and make it a habit.
As you practice this powerful posture, you make it second nature to you. Once it becomes second nature to you, it becomes natural to you! 🙂
And every time you stand while conversing with anyone—even if it is your boss—you would naturally project a confident and powerful image.
Soon, others will feel that you are self-assured and confident and that you have a real body language man!
2. Make eye contact when you converse with someone!
There are many reasons why you should maintain direct eye contact when conversing with someone.
One reason is that it makes you appear confident, trustworthy, and believable.
If you want to appear confident and authoritative in whatever you are saying, you should maintain direct eye contact more often.
Moreover, it is a powerful way of communicating confidence to other people.
Eye contact is basically a very important non-verbal cue that projects a confident facial expression.
On average, grown-ups only make eye contact by up to 30% to 50%!
You should be making up to 70% eye contact if you want to connect emotionally with other people.
Lillian Glass, in her book—The Man Body Language Advantage—said that when you break eye contact, you appear to be submissive. But if you can maintain eye contact, you elicit power or control over any situation!
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3. Lean forward!
Where your body is leaning toward suggests whether you are interested or not in what others are saying.
Leaning forward is suggestive of honest interest and attention.
If you lean back and try to create distance, you suggest that you are anxious and a bit aloof or not interested in others.
Leaning forward suggests that you are fully engaged!
It is also indicative of a very dominant position. Lyndon B. Johnson was well known for this pose.
His looming figure of 6 feet and 4 inches always created a powerful impression as he leaned forward to intimidate other people.
In a way, leaning forward is surely a body language of confidence to show authority, interest, and power!
4. Lift your chin up!
Have you ever conversed with someone who was always looking downward? I guess you already had, and I’m sure you got the impression that the guy you’re talking to is maybe insecure.
On the other hand, talking to someone who has his chin always up makes you feel that this person has a certain cocky confidence.
If you want to project confidence, always try to lift your chin up.
You may find it hard at first to keep your chin up while you converse. But as you get used to this powerful body language, you will surely begin to exude a certain sense of confidence that others would readily feel!
5. Mirror the body language of others.
To connect with someone, it’s important to look at the way they’re behaving and to imitate their body language.
Try to imitate the way they sit or the way they walk.
The other person will feel accepted and you’ll instantly create a deep connection with this person, no matter the nature of your relationship.
Do not overthink it, simply observe the way the other one is sitting and walking and become “one” with this other person! 🙂
6. Listen carefully!
We never actually learned how to listen carefully and it’s a very important thing to do when it comes to building your self-confidence.
How do you do that?
You look into this other person’s eyes and you’re listening to what they are sharing with you with a genuine intention of understanding what they’re saying.
I always say at the end of the day, people just want to be seen, heard, and understood.
So listen carefully to what others are sharing with you. Do not judge, do not think of what to reply yet.
This will help you boost your self-confidence because people will absolutely LOVE being around you because you make them feel valuable and important!
7. Avoid fidgeting!
Fidgeting is suggestive of floating attention, especially, if you are trying to figure out something.
It is also an indicator of a lack of self-confidence and focus.
It is generally shown by playing with your hair, fingers, or any personal object. It is also be indicated by bouncing leg movements.
It may be indicative of nervousness, agitation, frustration, or excitement.
If you really want to appear confident, you should refrain from fidgeting! 🙂
Fidgeting, of course, can become a habit, and if it becomes a habit, it makes you look less self-assured.
Moreover, if you fidget too much, you draw the others’ attention away from what you are saying.
Thus, others would likely miss what you are saying.
Work on your body gestures and avoid fidgeting as much as possible to appear more confident!
You can do this! 🙂
8. Engage in firm handshakes!
Your handshakes can reveal so much about your personality.
So, develop and improve your handshakes.
A limp and weak handshake indicates your lack of confidence.
Thus, you should develop a confident and firm handshake. Practice firm handshake as often as you can.
Soon after, you will develop a firm handshake that would soon become second nature to you.
Always remember that a firm handshake is expressive of mutual respect and creates a great impression on others!
9. Pace your breathing!
People usually take several deep breaths to do away with their nervousness.
This is because breathing deeply boosts self-confidence!
Shallow breathing habits—like rapid chest breathing—indicates nervousness and lack of self-confidence.
When you breathe from your chest, the area of your chest does not get enough oxygen. Thus, you end up taking quick breaths that result in panting.
You also end up with a scratchy and high-pitched voice if you breathe through your chest.
This will give out the impression that you are nervous, especially, when you are speaking.
A restless person breathes more times than a relaxed person.
You would surely look restless and less confident if you are breathing too fast.
Ideally, a confident person should breathe like a baby. Babies breathe from their abdomen. They also use their diaphragm to breathe.
Hence, you should practice diaphragmic breathing. Inhale through your nose.
Pause—and when you feel you’re ready to exhale—then, use your mouth to slowly exhale air from your lungs.
10. Smile, be warm!
When it comes to showing confidence, it’s important to be a warm person.
When I’m saying “warm”, I mean that you want to be someone who’s likable.
Here it’s quite easy.
Smile as much as possible, in an authentic way of course.
Your smile absolutely needs to be genuine or it won’t have the same effect.
You need to really smile from your heart and with an authentic intention of enjoying interacting with others!
Of course, genuinely smiling more isn’t only better when it comes to interacting with others but also it will help you feel better with YOURSELF! 🙂
Be someone that people will remember!
11. Pay attention to your voice, the speed you’re talking at, the tone you’re using and articulate!
It’s important to pay attention (without being obsessed about it!) to talk in a normal voice, not too high and not too low.
Also, make sure that the speed is appropriate, you want people to understand what you have to say!
The tone needs to be neutral. Of course, you can get enthusiastic about things, just try to keep it at a tone level that you would stand if somebody would talk to you in that tone! 😉
Last but not least, of course, do not forget to articulate! 🙂 You want to be understood so put all of the chances on your side!
What is a confident person like?
A confident person is someone who trusts themselves and their abilities.
They are not afraid of taking action because they know that no matter what, they will be okay!
They know how to deal with their emotions and they are not afraid of feeling them. They know that it’s simply a vibration in their body and that it won’t last!
Everybody can build the skill of self-confidence and if you’re interested in becoming the boldest version of yourself, add your email here and you’ll get 5 awesome tips to help you start your confidence journey!
What is a confident woman?
If you want to know more about how to become a confident woman, I have a great post on that topic!
Of course, the body language woman is something essential!
I know that people say that body languages of women are hard to understand, but you can master this skill! 🙂
What gives me confidence?
You already have confidence inside of you and just need to bring it out!
How to do this properly?
I can show you how to develop this amazing skill! 🙂
Every successful person that you know and that you find confident had to build this skill!
Nobody was born with it! 🙂
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Why is being confident so hard?
It sounds so hard for 2 reasons:
1. It’s a skill that we never learned anywhere!
What if we would put you in front of a piano and ask you to play right away?
If you never learned how to play it, it totally makes sense that you wouldn’t know how to do it!
So, it can seem so hard at first, but it doesn’t have to be like this forever! 🙂
2. The information can be overwhelming.
It’s true that personal development isn’t an exact science!
Which means that there isn’t one special result/idea to organize its learning.
But I made it happen! 😉
To sum up!
As you can see, you can build your self-confidence by paying attention to your body language.
Remember that self-confidence is a skill to develop and having a confident body language will help you achieve anything that you want in your life!
You are totally worth it and you have what it takes to have full control of it!
Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you!