Even if you don’t speak, your brain and body language communicate with others constantly. It is like a two-way street because, on one end, your body language is reflecting the thoughts occurring in your mind. On the other hand, the thoughts that you have get influenced by the brain messages from your body language.
To learn how to adapt a positive body language and transform into a totally confident person, you need to pay attention to the following:
Keeping slower movements:
When you are in a challenging situation where you feel you don’t have the confidence to stay calm, don’t fidget, and just keep your hands lightly clasped as a way to hold them still. You should not rush into action because it will prominently show that you are nervous. Also, do not rush with your speech as it will project that you are confused.
Keep your body straight:
For appearing confidence it is important that simple put your shoulders back and do not slouch. Once you stand straight you feel confident because your larger figure demands more attention. Keep your hands out of your pockets which will bring your shoulders back forward and help you to breathe easily.
Good eye contact:
By keeping a good eye contact while speaking to the other person is also a good way to convince that you have confidence. It helps you to gain a positive opinion when you want someone to pay attention to what you are saying.
Keeping the head up:
Along with maintaining an eye contact, you need to keep your head high and your chin forward instead of pointing it to the floor. It will give you a confident body language and you will feel a lot better while facing people.
Smile back at people:
Smiling at people is also a good way to show a confident body language. When you smile, it gives the other person the confidence to continue with the conversation in a natural manner. It helps others to associate with you more easily and it gives you more confidence to continue.
When you are talking to someone, you must lean forward in order to show that you are interested in what they are saying. This will make the other person to pay more attention to while you are expressing your opinion.
Mirroring body language of others:
When you copy someone else’s movements, it indicates that you are responding positively. It subconsciously makes them realize that you are on their team. Just don’t try to mimic every movement but mirror something small to repeat a few moments later after they perform an action.
Once you incorporate these small ways to appear confident, you will see drastic improvements in your relationships and feel a lot better while meeting new people.