Ask Jeffrey: Portraying Confidence


“How can I appear more confident in my personal or professional life even when I don’t feel it?” – Lauren 

Perhaps you’ve seen that woman who passes you on the sidewalk or who sits across from you at the weekly office meeting and you can’t help but think, “Wow, she sure is poised. How can I be so sure of myself like her?” Remember, to portray confidence, you must believe that you’re confident. Here are a few tips to portraying confidence:

  • Body Language: Confident people sit up straight, walk with their head held high, and aren’t afraid of eye contact.
  • Speech: When you speak with a purpose and in a relaxed tone, you immediately come off self-assured.
  • Dress: While confidence comes from the inside, the easiest way to prove it to yourself is to dress in clothing that makes you feel good (no, not sweatpants!). This doesn’t mean flashy is the go-to either. Confidence shouldn’t be mistaken for cockiness.

Now, with these tips, it’s your turn to be that all around confident person that people look at and say, “Now she’s sure of herself!”

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Remember…Beauty Begins Within

– Jeffrey Paul