This Article is About
how to gain confidence
first impressions
simple changes
straight to the point
reflection
confidence
resistance
challenges
perspective
How To Gain Confidence In Yourself Without Spending A Fortune!
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

How To Gain Confidence In Yourself Without Spending A Fortune!

Being confident in yourself can be quite a big deal! It can mean the difference between getting that job over the other candidates being interviewed or perhaps having the confidence to approach the opposite sex and work your charm. People who're confident in there-selves tend to be better conversationalists and have less resistance to taking on new challenges.

For many, gaining more confidence is something they would be more than willing to invest in books, courses and even attend seminars in order to achieve. While there's certainly no harm in educating yourself on how to be more confident in yourself it's certainly not the do all end all! Most of the information you need can be found online for free, it's just a case of committing time but more importantly committing to change.

Confidence isn't something that your gifted with although some people will naturally be more confident than others. It's a reflection of how you perceive yourself, this is usually derived from your past experiences and can be corrected by taking corrective measures. Even just a few simple changes can bring about profound changes and really help you gain confidence in yourself.

The following are a three great tips to help get you started in your quest to become more confident:

Appearance

I'm going to be straight to the point and blunt here in what I say. You see first impressions really do count and your self imagery also plays a crucial role in how confident you are in yourself! How would you say you appear in the eyes of others? Do you always make an effort to look presentable? Do people comment on how you maintain a pleasing appearance?

Take a good look at yourself and ask yourself how would I appear in the eyes of others. Is it time for a shift in perspective and a make-over?

Like the saying goes "if you look you feel good". If you really want to become more confident in yourself then you need to first make an effort to ensure you're looking vibrant and fresh. No-ones saying you need a face-life or to completely re-kit your wardrobe but maintain your hairstyle, maintain your skin, wear fresh clothes and such like. This is a simple yet effective way to make you feel good about yourself and thus help you gain confidence in yourself.

Come across as a person with lots of confidence

Ever heard the saying "dress for success"? Sure you have but what does this saying actually mean? In order to gain the self confidence you need to achieve certain things you need to portray yourself as someone who's capable of doing so, both for yourself and in the eyes of others.

Let's say for example you are putting in for a promotion at work. This new position would mean you're leaving the office environment and meeting potential clients. How important is it that you seem self-assured and confident? How important is it that you dress to impress? Pretty important right? If you don't fit the bill as the ideal candidate then your chances are majorly reduced before you leave the interview room with your boss.

This doesn't just mean you should dress as a person who's got high levels of confidence for the interview! You need to adopt this philosophy across the board. A sales person is a great example of this, let's assume you're going to buy a new mobile phone and go down to your local store, the person who tends to your request is always dressed smarty and extremely presentable right? Yes, because they can maybe get promoted or perhaps increase their chances of earning a commission on the sale.

Who would you rather do business with? The person in a suit and shoes, or the person in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt?

Speak confidently

Another great way to gain confidence in yourself is to improve your vocal power. If you deliver a speech for instance and deliver it with confidence and assertiveness you'll soon gain the attention of your audience. This step goes beyond just speech though!

You need to work on your conversational skills. Try to maintain eye contact when speaking with others, even those you consider to be of high authority. Try and smile and add humor to a conversation, smiling alone is contagious and making others smile is a great way to gain confidence in yourself. Don't speak quietly and timidly, at the same time don't shout or speak aggressively.

To sum up the key doesn't lay within some magical book, course or seminar. Sure they may be able to provide some guidelines but you'll first need to overcome the boundaries in your own mind. Apply the three techniques for improving self confidence mentioned in this article and make continued efforts to improve on all three areas. Learning how to become more confident in yourself is an ongoing process, it will take time but is certainly within your reach.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Do You Want to Start A Babysitter Career?
Do you want to become a babysitter? Taking care of children might sound fun but it's no easy job. Ask your mother how it was like to care for you as a toddler. Besides that, some kids just have difficult personalities or exhibit nasty behaviour. If you want to develop…
By: Michel De Vos in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   May 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Maximizing Curb Appeal And First Impressions to Sell Your Home
We all know that a home or property of any kind, in order to sell faster and at a higher price, should have what is known as curb appeal. Frequently, it is not the expensive things that make a difference. Here are some things that can be done. Keep the…
By: Kent Morris in  Real Estate  >  Selling   Jan 21, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

11 Points On How The Results Of Writing Effective Email Determine Your Life - Discovering Email Marketing Tips That Help You
Results of effective email matter! I'm writing to give you your own personalized toolkit of 11 points. How you use your toolkit is how the results of writing effective email determine your life. I'm here to help you in discovering email marketing tips that help you get the results you've…
  Likes: 2

Review Site Template Considerations
If you are an affiliate marketer, choosing the best review site template can be critical in not only getting traffic, but also holding them and getting them to click through to the products you are offering. How effective your site is at doing this depends a lot on what review…
By: Judith Steen in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   May 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Ways to Build an Email Marketing List
When it comes to the Internet and online marketing building an email list is just as important as having a website, if not more important. People preach on a daily basis that, “the money is inside the list” and while that stands true – building an email marketing list is…
By: Robbeh in  Home Improvement   Feb 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

3 Reasons Why You Keep Failing at Winning Your Ex Back
If you are wondering why you keep failing at winning your ex back, it could be because your first impression was not too great. Even though you were dating your ex, a good first impression is still the best way to get back with your ex. Let me explain what…
By: Saytue Saye1 in  Relationships   Jul 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Making Money From a Blog – Affiliate Marketing & Blogging Can Make Big Money For You
Have you been wondering how it is that people begin making money from a blog, seemingly without any effort or complication involved on their behalf? It seems as if those blogs just magically appear, and become profitable within an overnight type of fashion. Well, that’s not exactly the case (…
By: Christian Tisby in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Apr 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Headblade Pro - My First Experience With It
A few weeks ago I was walking through a store down the aisle containing all of the shaving products. As I walked down the aisle I noticed this micromachine car looking razor called the Headblade Pro, designed specifically to shave your head. I had hear about a similar razors a…
By: Thomas H in  Health and Fitness  >  Beauty   Feb 06, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Should You Use Affiliate Marketing Tools?
Many affiliate marketing programs offer affiliates tools to use in their campaigns to help them make money. But do these tools really help the affiliate? When you are promoting products to prospects, you want to build trust. Affiliate marketing is your own individual business and you should treat it like…
By: Pamela Briggs in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Dec 21, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Ipad2 Accessories for Corporate Fashion
How important are the right accessories for your iPad2? Being in Corporate America for over 38 years, I would consider myself somewhat of an expert. I can’t tell you how many times I would attend a meeting only to find high ranking executives with tattered or worn out iPad covers,…
By: Vicky Stokes in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Jan 11, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Property Management 101: The Application Process
Placing a tenant in a rental property is somewhat of an art and a science. It is an important process in property management because once placed, the tenant, the owner, and the property manager are bound together for the duration of the lease. The science of placing a tenant is…
By: Mark Howell Mixon in  Real Estate  >  Property Management   Nov 22, 2011  
2
  Likes: 4

Why Style Matters
So why should anyone bother spending time, effort and a not insignificant amount of money on the way we look? Isn't what's on the inside what really matters? Isn't archaic style rules a thing of the past, where we in out modern and individualistic world should wear whatever we like…
By: Jens Johansson in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Aug 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Custom Business Logos: Making A Great First Impression
I know it may not seem fair, but first impressions really do make a huge impression on a person.  I was thinking recently about the last social function that I attended where I met a lot of new people.  Who do you think I remember most from the evening?  There…
By: Terri, RDH in  Business  >  Marketing   Oct 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

10 Tips to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter
It’s important if you’re applying for jobs that you put as much effort and attention to detail in writing the perfect cover letter, as you would to writing a CV (Curriculum Vitae) or completing an application form. The cover letter is important because it is the first document that is…
By: BIS_Coach in  Business  >  Resumes Cover Letters   Aug 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Treating Adhd With Diet – A Few Simple Changes For A Quieter Life
Lots of people will try to tell you that treating ADHD with diet is perfectly feasible and easy as falling off a log! This is an exaggeration as there is really no ADHD diet as such because each child is different. There are food allergies and intolerances to take into…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Nov 23, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1669    Report this Article