Self-confidence is all about the way you present yourself to other people. You may have a beautiful mind and personality, but people are not mind readers, they rely on how you present yourself before they can judge you.
Yes, people actually judge you all the time but you can easily turn this judgment in a good way that will favour you by how you present yourself to them - through your self-confidence.
Most people grew up with their self-confidence damaged. This may be due to parents being over-demanding, bullying or pressure from peers. It doesn't matter how or when you lost your self-confidence, what matters most is getting it back - it's too important for you to be without it for long.
Maintain right body posture
Stand straight and don't slouch. Walk with your chest puffed out and your head held high. The right posture gives off that air of confidence to people you meet.
Use your hands
Making gestures with the hand while talking shows confidence. Avoid running your hands through your hair or face or biting your nails during meetings, it shows that you are fretting. You don’t have to make your gestures over the top, or else you’ll be regarded as an attention seeker.
Speak slowly and meticulously
Most people who are less confident often speak very fast as if in a hurry to get done with their speech. They end up being asked to repeat what they've said and this further injures their self-confidence again. Try reducing the speed of your speech and you will notice a considerable increase in your self-confidence level.
In every situation try seeing the silver lining instead of the gloom. Being positive you will boost your courage and self-confidence but negativity only brings depression and a feeling of inadequacy to you. Start by loving yourself, this is the first step towards positivity that leads to self-confidence.