They draw every eye with their poise and confidence, command attention while speaking, and have a personal magnetism that inspires and engages. How do they do it? Practice… and lots of it. I say this from personal experience.
After a decade of working in TV news—emceeing large-scale events, interviewing high profile news makers and talking my way through a daily 2 1/2 hour morning show—I sometimes scratch my head. How did a girl, who was once too afraid to call and order a pizza, become a professional journalist and confident communicator?
Here’s the secret… Confidence is not a gift, it’s a skill we must develop.
Floral Shirt | Pleated Skirt (my color sold out, but it’s available in orange & pink) | Shoes (similar) | Aviators
Sure, it may come more naturally to some. But with strategy and preparation, ANYONE can boost their confidence. Better yet, you can project confidence long before you feel it.
I like to think I am now very confident in manner and in dress. Part of that has been reaching a point where I truly know myself, my belief structure, what I care about and who I want to be. I understand my worth and when to how to hold my ground. The urge to “blend in” or copy—gone completely. I’ll blaze my own trail. However, I am STILL a work in progress. As with any skill, I push myself regularly to exercise boldness and to reach outside my comfort zone.
Do you want to feel more confident in business and personal settings, while networking, or in your appearance?
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GiGi Eats | 22nd Mar 18
I know I rock – and I wear that on my face and walk like I am the shit – LOL! That being said, I am not a cocky bitch by any means, but I am also not insecure what so ever! 😉
PS: I love those confident outfits you picked!! All POWER colors!
laveremis | 22nd Mar 18
I love hearing that– and wish ALL women would feel that way. I do now, but it took some time before I recognized it. Go get em’ girl!
Elizabeth O | 22nd Mar 18
I love the term ‘fake it til you make it’ I try and think about that whenever I have a confidence wobble, it certainly helps!
laveremis | 22nd Mar 18
Yes– it’s all about the attitude, right? 🙂
Amy-Lynn Vautour | 23rd Mar 18
Some of this is SO the opposite of how I live my life. I wear PJs most days, even out in the stores lol… for me comfort reigns supreme and *expletive deleted* the people who judge me for it – I have chronic health issues and I’m rarely comfortable in anything other than summer dresses, pjs, and stretch leggings that make me look like tweedle dee if i don’t cover my stomach with a long shirt but whatever. for me, confidence comes from inside. from knowing i’m a good person and a hard worker.
I like the challenging yourself bit and doing things for others and DEFINITELY silencing that inner critic!
laveremis | 23rd Mar 18
I agree real confidence DOES come from the inside; it’s about truly knowing yourself and what works for you and your lifestyle. It sounds like you’ve found your confident self—and if that confident self lives in PJs—that’s awesome. That’s why this topic is so tricky, the journey to confidence is different for each of us.
Jennifer | 23rd Mar 18
Ug. I am SO bad at the posture thing. Also – true question here – can I ask what plugin you use for the slider at the bottom? I’m looking for one, and I really like yours! 🙂
laveremis | 24th Mar 18
Hi Jennifer, are you referring to the slider showcasing the outfits? If so, it’s actually not a plugin, it’s a widget I created with ShopStyle. It’s pretty easy to do–and this is coming from a very non-technical girl. I don’t use many plugins on my sight, because the theme is great and very customizable. I used the Daisy theme. If I’m not talking about the “slider” you meant, please let me know.
Erin | 4th Apr 18
I keep reading your tip list over and over… THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!
laveremis | 8th Apr 18
So happy to help! I’m still working to remember all of these myself.
Miljana | 29th Aug 18
Wow, like you knew I needed this!
laveremis | 31st Aug 18
Hi Miljana, so glad to help!
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