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First impressions matter. If you are not appearing confident, you are not making a lasting impression. You are not getting your point across. You do not matter. We have gathered the most important ways you can appear confident.

Thanks to Youtube, you can quickly search for a well-known confident figure, either fictional or real and study their body language, speech, mannerisms, grooming, and composure. Check someone who commands respect and who is widely admired. For example, check out Vito Corleone or Michael Corleone from the Godfather. Or study some global leaders such as Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, or Angela Merkel. Observe them carefully. What makes them stand out from the rest of the crowd? Observe and learn.

Your posture conveys a lot about you. Stand tall, with your feet apart, planted firmly on the ground. Unless required to, do not move or fidget while you are talking to someone. But do not appear tense. Be at ease.

Slouching, restless legs, and fidgeting hands are signs of weakness. Hunching makes you appear smaller. So does crossing your shoulders in front of you. Sit up straight, expand your presence without invading others' space, and be calm.

Speaking confidently is an art that needs to be perfected. Slow down your speech, take deeper breaths, take appropriate pauses. Make the content of your speech concise, but self-contained. Do not ramble, brag, or belittle.

Use your expressions and hands to emphasize the key points you are trying to make. Fidgeting, rolling eyes, and scratching yourself are signs of the weak. Your actions speak louder than words and you do not want them to convey the wrong message.

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