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7 Ways Women Can Build Confidence at Work – US News

Smiling businesswoman at work.

Part of feeling confident is acting confident. Walk with purpose, make eye contact and stand tall.

By Aug. 7, 2014 | 8:10 a.m. EDT+ More

When it comes to appearing confident on the job, many women follow what men are doing. A few sports analogies, a neutral business suit … what could exude confidence better than acting like a man? Try this instead: Be yourself.

Women still are underrepresented in many industries, in government positions and in the board room. But that can change. Exuding confidence is one step toward getting off that sticky floor and moving up the corporate ladder. And you don’t have to act like a man to get there.

1. Be aware of your word choice. Women tend to undermine themselves by using softer wording, such as “I think” or “maybe,” or even apologizing for interjecting. You don’t have to interrupt or be rude, but use more confident words that make a statement – not a gentle suggestion. Read more…

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