Some people seem to ooze confidence. It's something about the way they talk or carry themselves, plus the way they respond to situations that would leave the rest of us flustered. But it's not a 'natural gift' that only a few can enjoy. Here are some tips on how to look and be more confident. … [Read more...] about How to be confident (on days when you feel most insecure)
Everyone is afraid of something. Fear is a primal emotion, a natural survival mechanism when our mind feels your safety is threatened. It doesn't have to make sense (a kid can be afraid of a vacuum cleaner; you could be afraid of public speaking) but it is, nevertheless, real to us. How do we get it under control? … [Read more...] about Confront and conquer your deepest fears
I'll admit it: I hate going to formal parties. I feel like I'm in high school all over again, wearing the wrong thing and saying something that will totally embarrass myself in front of the 'popular kids' (in this case, the bosses, or the gorgeous socialites, or actually anyone else in the room). Once, in a fit of clumsiness, I bumped into a cocktail table and spilled a bit of … [Read more...] about How to conquer self-consciousness
You can work hard and follow all the rules, but you can still be as useful and as invisible as a doormat. Your success depends a lot on how other people in the office perceive you, and they can get their cues from things you take for granted: the way you talk, walk, and even introduce yourself. Here are some useful life tips on how to 'package' yourself so that your skills and … [Read more...] about Do your co-workers ignore you?
Striking a conversation in any kind of occasion can be quite a predicament for some people. There are people who just find it difficult to star conversing with someone, especially a stranger in a social situation. At the very worst circumstances, they would find themselves unable to talk sensibly. They get tongue-tied or they stutter and their minds would even go blank because … [Read more...] about Shy and self-conscious? How to talk with ease