Being self-confident is not a random emotional state that comes and goes without any control on our part, we can choose to be confident and we can take charge of our body language to make it happen on demand.
“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.” (youtube video description)
Watch this video and learn why you don’t need to wait for permission to be more confident. You can be more confident in all your dealings with people when you take charge of your body language.
This is a great video featuring Matt Abrahams a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Matt teaches strategic communication with an emphasis on practical skills you can apply in any context.
Watch this video and learn how to be more spontaneous in conversation with friends or colleagues and how to be more confident when it’s time to ensure your voice is heard.
If you want to be more confident with people the easiest way is to apply proven principles that already work for others…
Watch these 7 videos on building self-confidence, take notes and practice the tips and strategies you learn. Self-confidence is not some mysterious quality that only a few lucky people get to enjoy, it’s a learnable skill anyone can cultivate as long as they learn and apply a proven approach.
1 Richard Bandler – How to Become More Confident
2 Caroline Goyder – The Surprising Secret to Speaking with Confidence
3 Dr. Ivan Joseph – The Skill of Self-Confidence
4 Dr. Sharon Melnick – The Fastest Way to Build Self-Confidence
5 Brian Tracy – The Unbreakable Laws of Self-Confidence
6 Josh Pais – How to Be Confident, Overcome Fear and Anxiety in Seconds
7 Kati Morton – 5 Easy Steps to Build Your Self-Confidence
Now that you’ve watched these videos make a point of practising the strategies you’ve learned. As long as you allow for trial and error and persist despite setbacks you will develop greater self-confidence.