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Fake it 'Till You Make It: 5 Ways to Appear More Confident

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Fake it 'Till You Make It: 5 Ways to Appear More Confident

It's no secret that confidence is key in just about every area of life. From scoring that dream job to nailing that first date, nothing is more attractive than a strong sense of self-assurance. 

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But what if you're not a naturally confident person? Can you fake it 'til you make it?

As it turns out, you can – and you should! Here are a few ways to appear more confident, even when you're feeling anything but.

1. Speak Up and Make Eye Contact

This one might seem obvious, but it's worth repeating because it's so important. When you're in a meeting or giving a presentation, make sure to speak up and make eye contact with your audience.

This will not only make you appear more confident, but it will also help ensure that people are actually listening to what you're saying.

And if they're not listening, at least they'll think you're confident! 

2. Power Pose 

If you're unfamiliar with the term "power posing," it refers to adopting a physically expansive posture to feel more powerful and confident.

Research has shown that simply changing your body language can profoundly impact your mood and state of mind.

So next time you feel nervous before a big meeting, try standing up straight with your hands on your hips or sitting up tall in your chair.

You might feel silly at first, but it really does work!

3. Dress for Success 

It's been said that "clothes make the man," and there's definitely some truth to that statement.

When you dress well, it sends a message to others that you respect yourself and that you deserve their respect as well.

So next time you have an important meeting or job interview, take some time to create a professional outfit that makes you feel great.

You'll be surprised at how much more confident you feel when you look your best!

4. Use Propaganda 

No, we're not talking about Nazi propaganda here (although that would probably make for an interesting blog post).

What we mean is that surrounding yourself with positive affirmations can help boost your confidence levels when they're flagging.

So if you find yourself doubting your abilities, try writing down a few things that remind you of how awesome you are—things like "I'm smart," "I'm capable," or "I'm worthy."

Then keep those affirmations somewhere visible so that you can refer to them whenever necessary.

Trust us, they'll come in handy! 

5. Carry Yourself with Purpose 

Have you ever noticed how confident people tend to carry themselves with purpose?

They walk quickly and purposefully, don't hesitate when speaking, and always seem to know where they're going—even if they don't!

If you want to appear more confident, try imitating this body language by walking quickly and confidently (even if you have no idea where you're going), speaking clearly and concisely without hesitating, and always looking like you know what you're doing—even when you don't! 

Bonus Tip: Total Control Hair Styling Stick 

One way to instantly appear more put-together and confident is by having great hair—and we know just the product to help with that!

The Total Control Hair Styling Stick by ForChics is perfect for creating sleek styles with zero flyaways or frizz (which means no one will be able to tell that you just rolled out of bed five minutes ago).

It also has heat-protective properties to help keep your hair healthy while you style it—win-win!

It's perfect for busy ladies who don't have much time to spend on their hair but want to look great nonetheless.

So if you're looking for a quick and easy way to appear more put-together and confident, be sure to check out the Total Control Hair Styling Stick!

Faking confidence might seem like a tall order when you're feeling anything but self-assured. The next time you feel doubty or nervous, try one of these tricks to appear more confident!

And don't forget the most important tool in your arsenal: the Total Control Hair Styling Stick!

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