Vidisha Shah Asked
When I approach new people, how not to get nervous in front of them and be smart and confidently answer them ????
Shilpa Ahuja Answered
Hi! There’s no short answer for this. Eventually, I’ve come to realize that confidence comes from inside when we do something we’re proud of, by exceeding our own expectations, or by doing things we truly love without the pressure of pleasing others. So try to work on your hobbies, and also set life targets for yourself and do your best to achieve them. Ask yourself what kind of a woman you want to be, and take it up as a personal project. When you start becoming that person, you’ll feel more confident.
In the meanwhile, if you have any situations where you want to be more confident, like a meeting, interview or public speaking, I find that practising beforehand helps me a lot. Preparing oneself before, like gaining knowledge about the person who’ll meet you, etc. Dressing well also helps a lot, that’s why I place so much importance on fashion because I feel that when we look our best, it helps us feel our best.
Do you think there are any particular situations where you need more confidence? If there are, let me know and I may write a specific article to help!
🙂 Keep it stylish!
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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