Confidence is the Key to Becoming a Good Conversationalist

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Confidence is the Key to Becoming a Good Conversationalist

Often times we are in a doubt as to whether the conversation is going in a good direction or not. Sometimes we may even become conscious of the words coming out of our mouth. This is exactly the reason why we falter in our conversations or get stuck. The key to becoming a good conventionalist lies not just in words and knowledge; it is primarily guided by the confidence of the speaker.

Confidence is an easy thing to project, because if you don’t have it, then you can always fake it! Somewhere along the line, confidence will come naturally to you, as you soak in your audience’s reactions and feedback.

There are non verbal ways to showcase confidence and add value to your words. These are:

BODY POSTURE

Never slouch while having a conversation with someone. If seated, sit upright and be alert. This shows that you are thoroughly invested and listening keenly to the conversation.

EYE CONTACT

Maintain eye contact with the person you are talking to at all times. Wandering eyes show that you are distracted and not interested in the conversation.

GESTURES

Make gestures relevant to the topic. Unnecessary fidgeting of hands and swaying of legs imply that you are nervous.

SPACE

Maintain an appropriate distance with the person you are talking to. Don’t stand too close as it might make them uncomfortable and don’t stand too far as you may seem disinterested.

TONE AND SPEECH

Make sure that your tone showcases the emotions you are trying to project with your words.

SMILE

A simple smile goes a long way as it makes the other person comfortable with you and generates an aura of positivity around you. With time, these skills will come naturally to you as you slowly work on your conversation.

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Confidence is very important because people who have confidence they have the ability to say “Yes” to opportunity. Lack of confidence can lead to fear of failure. Self-confidence means believe in yourself, those who are self confident they are more likely to take action.

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