Confidence Tips for Social Events

Sometimes, we all feel a lack of confidence when mixing socially with others. It could be a party where you don’t know anyone, a barbeque for your boss’s birthday, or an event where you are expected to make a public speech. Or, it could be that we just don’t feel in the right frame of mind to be social. The good news is that there are tips and tricks you can put into practice to help you get over your nerves, and shine like the funny, interesting and brilliant person you are! Here is a guide to confidence tips for social events.

Use Confident Body Language

Even if you don’t feel confident, you can trick yourself, and others, into believing that you are. Stand tall and lower your shoulders. Keep an open posture with arms unfolded, grabbing a drink to hold will help not to cross them! Show interest in what others are saying by nodding your head and tilting the angle of your body to face them. Use eye contact and smile! When you have open body language, you will look more appealing to others and will naturally feel more at ease.

Dress to Impress

What you wear affects how you feel. If you are not happy with your outfit, it can show in your confidence levels, so find a fantastic outfit that you know looks good on you. Also, wear something that makes you feel comfortable. Special occasion dresses for women can really make a style statement that gets some admiring looks, or you could style up an outfit with some trendy accessories. Other things that will help you to feel good is to make your hair look nice, and wear make-up if it gives you confidence.

Speak to Others

There is a knack to speaking with others, and that is probably why conversation is called an art. If you are worried about uncomfortable silences, ask people questions about themselves. You could also include open questions that require detailed answers, ask their opinions on a topic, or ask what their favorite hobbies are. Showing that you are interested in other people makes them warm to you, and the benefit is that as most people like to talk about themselves, there won’t be any embarrassing moments where you struggle to find something to say.

We’re all Human

Just like you, there will be other people at a party who are feeling the same. Even those who seem to flutter like social butterflies will be having their own private anxieties to deal with. Remember that, and you won’t feel so alone. Just relax and smile. If you see someone who you think looks nervous or uncomfortable, make an effort to go and speak to them. Helping others makes us feel good, and that will help you to forget your anxiety.

While the idea of a social gathering may not always be appealing, often the thought of it is far worse than the reality. Once you arrive and start talking to people, you will begin to feel more relaxed and will grow in confidence. Keep smiling, be open with your communication and make an effort, and you might just enjoy yourself!

Thanks to Lauren

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