Let’s Get Presidential

Regardless of who you voted for, the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 is sure to be a memorable day. With a solemn promise, the president-elect will agree to faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and all the world will be watching. As the 45th president takes his oath, we are reminded about the power and confidence needed to fulfill this role. How can you exude the same confidence when you take on your role each day? Here are some tips for exuding presidential power and style.

  1. Look the part. Whether you are the CEO of a company or starting out in an entry-level position, create a look that is uniquely yours. Wear colors and fabrics that make you feel and look good. Make a statement when you pair a Squiddledee Tie from the Red State/Blue State collection with your favorite shirt and jacket for Inauguration Day.
  2. Smile. Even when you're having a bad day, smiling will let others know that you are a happy person. An easy smile expresses friendliness and confidence. 
  3. Stand tall. Good posture exudes confidence. If you are slouched over, you may give the negative impression that you are shy or depressed. Practice standing up straight with your shoulders back, especially if you have to give a presentation. 
  4. Look people in the eye. When you are speaking or listening to others, make eye contact. It shows you are confident with your words and you are a good listener. You will also appear more trustworthy when you look people in the eye.
  5. Practice a good handshake. A forceful handshake can seem overbearing and arrogant. Yet a limp handshake comes off as weak. You need to find the right balance so you can make a good first impression. 

Low self-confidence can limit your career path and prevent you from having meaningful relationships. Even if you're trembling inside, you want to look like you are strong and in control. Practice these tips for exuding confidence and begin to transform your own thoughts about yourself. Confidence is always attractive. 

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