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8 Easy Ways to Become the Most Confident Person in the Room

Have you ever been in a situation where you wished that you could quickly and easily become a little more confident? Maybe it was at your last big networking event, or maybe it’s whenever you have to get up and speak in front of a crowd.

Your prayers have been answered: We’ve searched the web for the best tips and tricks for boosting your confidence that little bit it needs—just in the knick of time.

  1. Start with this simple trick: Take two minutes each morning to visualize yourself performing to the best of your abilities before you head off to work. (Forbes)
  2. The secret to being more confident really could just be wearing more deodorant. Seriously. (Fast Company)
  3. Want to gain some confidence without leaving your cubicle? Try one of these desk-friendly postures. (Lifehacker)
  4. If you’re striving for perfection, we guarantee that it’s a confidence killer. (DailyWorth)
  5. Knocking on wood isn’t just a weird superstitious habit; it could actually make you feel more confident in a matter of seconds. (Oprah)
  6. As with any other problem, the first step to solving an issue with self-confidence is acceptance. (Inc.)
  7. Do you listen 10 times more than you speak? This is just one of many surprising habits that extremely confident people have. (LinkedIn)
  8. Overall though, try not to get too confident; there’s a fine line between believing too much or too little in yourself. It’s all about finding the right balance. (Psychology Today)

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