Body language is a powerful and effective method of communicating messages in subtle ways. In fact, it is as powerful as words, and even more so if you can combine them correctly, like when we try to look confident in front of others. With our posture, gestures, and movements, we can convince others that we are confident, even if deep down we feel a little nervous or tired.
Whether we want to make the best impression on our next appointment or our next job interview, paying attention to our body language is key to any of these things happening. We want to give you a little guide on how to make your non-verbal communication radiate confidence, helping you look more relaxed than ever.
Make As Much Eye Contact As Possible
According to author Michael Ellsberg, an expert in body language, eye contact is one of the most important and powerful tools when it comes to interacting face-to-face with another person.
Maintaining proper eye contact denotes honesty, sincerity, accessibility, attention, and a willingness to listen. You just have to be careful not to appear too curious, but other than that, it is a very effective method.
Similarly, a person who maintains eye contact during a conversation tends to demonstrate that they can provide a sense of security while exuding self-confidence. On the other hand, doing the opposite – that is, looking the other way or looking down when talking to someone – is often considered a sign of insecurity.
Lean Slightly Forward
When talking to another person, you may want to consider their posture. This is especially important if you are sitting down, as leaning forward can make a difference. Leaning forward shows the other person that you are paying attention and that you are interested in what they are saying.
At the same time, this posture conveys a message of self-confidence by reducing or eliminating the barriers between you and your interlocutor.
On the other hand, leaning back increases the distance between you and the other person, showing a lack of interest or attention.
Keep Your Head Upright
Generally, people who walk with their heads down or bow their heads when talking to another person have an introverted personality. These postures are also often interpreted as a lack of self-esteem or self-confidence.
If, on the other hand, someone walks or talks to other people with their heads held high, it will make them appear confident, confident, and proud.
In the end, it all comes down to the fact that such positions also denote frankness and honesty, because the person is not hiding anything and is not afraid of being clear and read by other people.
Adopt An Upright And Open Posture
It is essential to pay attention to your body posture, especially when faced with significant challenges such as a meeting or job interview. If you want to convey confidence, your posture should be straight and you should also appear relaxed.
You can do this by placing your shoulders back and your head up. That way, you will appear serene but confident at the same time. A hunched and tense posture, with the shoulders forward and the head bowed, gives the opposite impression: insecurity, shyness, and nervousness.
On the other hand, when we talk about an open posture, we are talking about keeping the legs slightly apart. This also applies to your arms, because it indicates that you are open and paying attention to what the other person is saying.
On the other hand, a closed posture, with arms and legs crossed or close together, denotes the opposite.
Keep Your Hands In Sight
When you want someone else to know how confident you are of yourself, keep your hands out of your pockets. By the way, this also works well for other people to trust you.
Putting your hands in your pockets shows nervousness, insecurity, and the need to hide something or keep your distance. That is why it is better to simply have their insight and in a relaxed position.
Consciously or unconsciously, when someone feels confident, the separation between the fingers of the hands is usually greater, you tend to raise the thumbs a little more and bring the tips of the fingers closer together.
How do you act when you want someone to trust you? What are the gestures that make you suspicious of a person?