How to Build Your Self-Confidence
Watch more Mental Health videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/308-Mental-Health Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to build self-confidence with these self-esteem boosting tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Consider someone confident Think about someone who you feel radiates self-assuredness. Consider all of his or her traits and mannerisms, and then write down those that project confidence. Step 2: List your positive traits List all of your positive attributes, both personal and professional. Maybe you're a good listener or a dependable employee. Review your list a few times and give yourself a big pat on the back. Step 3: Record yourself Set up a video camera and record yourself role-playing an entire situation that requires confidence. Focus on your role model and your personal strengths. Tip If you don't have access to a video camera, stand in front of a full-length mirror and speak into a tape recorder. Step 4: Review your performance Review your performance, starting with your posture to your gesture. Anxiety often comes through in non-verbal clues, like hand-wringing or slumped shoulders. Come up with ways to handle these habits. Step 5: Listen to yourself Listen to your voice. Confident people speak at an audible level while those who speak in a hushed tone are perceived as insecure. Tip If you think you sound too stern, smile when speaking. Your voice will automatically take on a lighter tone. Step 6: Watch what you say Pay attention to your choice of words. Replace wishy-washy terms like "sort of" and "maybe" with more definite words like "certainly" and "definitely." Step 7: Practice Reevaluate all of your observations and continue to practice being "the new you." Your confidence, as well as your communication skills and persuasiveness, will rapidly grow. Did You Know? Eleanor Roosevelt said, "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."