Have you ever heard of the 7/38/55 rule? Basically, this rule says that 7% of all communication is words, 38% is your tone of voice, and a whopping 55% of all communication is your body language. So, if you think about it, it turns out that more than 90% of communication is non-verbal.
So if you want to seem like a confident person, today you will learn exactly how to do that.
Tip #1 – Look your best!
Look your best! Depending on if you look your best or if you dont care about your appearance at all it can increase or decrease the effectiveness of the tips you follow. Also, you will feel more confident by looking your best.
Tip #2 – Use power poses
Whenever you’re feeling powerful, you tend to subconsciously use a power pose. Studies show that standing or sitting in certain positions for as little as two minutes raises testosterone levels and lowers cortisol (stress hormone). In other words, if you use power poses, you will begin to feel powerful, dominant, and optimistic.
Tip #3 – Slow yourself down
This is a tip that bade the biggest difference in a lot of cases. Slow down your movement, your speech, slow down your arms. Why slowing down works is because it shows people that you got everything under control (even if you don’t).
Tip #4 – Practise smiling and holding eye contact directly
Try holding firm eye contact for about 80% of the conversation. Also, wear a smirk – a light smile on your face throughout the day will make you look more approachable, fun, and confident as a person.
Tip #5 – Stance and posture
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, and your toes pointing outwards. This is considered open body language. Closed body language, on the other hand, is associated with fear, lack of confidence, and shyness.
Tip #6 – Don’t cross your arms
When we’re nervous, we tend to put our hands in our pockets, behind our backs or cross them to cover our chest, which seems introverted and passive. Keep them relaxed by your side, on your waist, and use them to emphasize certain points of the conversation.