Stop apologizing and be more awesome!

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This is my presentation from BarCampNOLA. This presentation is a collection of confidence hacks that I've found can help in the way you come across and are perceived. Let me know what you think.

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Stop apologizing and be more awesome!

  1. 1. Do bears say sorry? Stop apologizing and be more awesome!
  2. 2. I'm not always as confident as I look. - Dignan
  3. 3. "People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
  4. 4. Costuming in business ● Get a costume designer ● Out-dress your boss ● Every city has a dress code ● Get a haircut ● Good shoes are worth the investment ● If you are over 25, then you shouldn't be wearing anything you wore in college. http://siliconbayounews.com/2013/06/12/center- stage-costuming/
  5. 5. 7 seconds to make a 1st impression
  6. 6. 7 seconds to make a 1st impression 1. Adjust your attitude 2. Straighten your posture 3. Smile 4. Make eye contact 5. Raise your eyebrows 6. Shake hands 7. Lean in slightly http://www.forbes. com/sites/carolkinseygoman/2011/02/13/sev en-seconds-to-make-a-first-impression/2/
  7. 7. Confidence hacks 1) Realize Everyone Else is Human 2) Visualize Your Best Self 3) Work Out 4) Use Mantras 5) Surround Yourself with Inspiring People 6) Celebrate Your Wins 7) Get Energized 8) Prepare Yourself http://www.thefeelgoodlifestyle.com/howtoboostyourconfidence.html
  8. 8. 9) Keep Your Mind Razor- Sharp 10) Optimize Your Posture 11) Stand Guard Over Your Thoughts 12) Be Vulnerable 13) Adopt the Growth Mindset 14) Accept Compliments Gracefully 15) Take Action! more...confidence hacks
  9. 9. Make shit happen! “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~Dale Carnegie
  10. 10. Imposter's Syndrome
  11. 11. Do bears say sorry? Stop apologizing and be more awesome!

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