Appearing Confident, Not Arrogant

1) Talk less, listen more

You will learn a lot more when you close your mouth and open your ears. If you are constantly talking then you won’t give other people the chance to share their knowledge.

2) When you do speak, make sure you are contributing to the conversation

Don’t just talk for the sake of making sure your voice is being heard.

3) Treat others how you wish to be treated

It’s a cliché, but it couldn’t be more accurate. Just imagine yourself in that person’s shoes and think how you would want someone like yourself to act towards you.

4) Be respectful and polite

Good manners demonstrate an understanding that you appreciate and respect others around you. If you can’t thank someone for their time or assistance then you clearly don’t care about how you are perceived by others.

5) Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Admitting that you want to understand something further, emits confidence, as it tells your audience that you want to learn and grow, that you aren’t ashamed by it and that you respect their opinion or advice.

6) Be approachable

Allowing others to feel that you are a person that they can and want to speak to, will automatically make you appear confident

I hope this helps with any upcoming meetings or interviews.