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6 Ways To Build Your Confidence Before A Conference

build your confidenceIt’s finally the week for BAM in Las Vegas! BAM is the Bloggers At Midlife Conference that so many of us have anticipated all year. Though I realize some of you are not able to attend, I hope that this post will be helpful as you prepare for other business conferences.

Whenever I attend a conference, confidence is very important to me. I want to enter every session with my head held high and leave myself open to meet new people, speak with brands, and make new friends. In order to feel my confident best, there are steps that I, personally, take for preparation. Perhaps some of these will work for you, as well:

  1. GET PLENTY OF SLEEP THE WEEK BEFORE. We all know travel is exhausting… especially when changing time zones. My whole complexion looks better when I am well rested. Not to mention I am less likely to forget important details about my trip. I have to stay prepared so I do not lie awake going over the details. It means I must be ahead of myself. I know I will look and feel my best with several nights in a row of deep sleep.
  2. GET YOUR HAIR DONE. I do like to go right before I leave so my hair is freshly cut and colored. This is for my confidence more than anything.
  3. GET A FACIAL. Not only does the facial give me confidence, it also is relaxing and forces me to relax for at least an hour. It is just amazing what a simple microdermabrasion and moisturizing mask will do. I also love my esthetician and she always puts a smile on my face.
  4. GET A MANICURE AND PEDICURE. Since I am speaking this year, and a brand ambassador for a very creative line of clothing, I will get a nice French Manicure. Color on the nails becomes another accessory to coordinate, so I will keep the manicure simple so it is not competing for attention. This gives my hands and feet a nice fresh touch.
  5. COORDINATE YOUR OUTFITS. I have already written a calendar and tried on my outfits to select the ones I love for maximum confidence! I make sure to write down each piece, accessory, and shoes for activities every day.
  6. MAKE SURE ALL BASES ARE COVERED AT HOME. I do not want to come back to any problems, so I write down and think through everything my family or employer/colleagues might need while I am gone. Then I know that I am more likely to relax and have fun!

Hopefully, all will go well and I will be confident, smiling and ready for a great conference. The most important accessory is our smile. So bring it, ladies! How about you? How do you prepare for a conference? Please share.

See some of you soon… and everyone else, I’ll meet you next week, right here in The Joy Boutique.

Pamela Lutrell

Pamela Lutrell began her blog, <a href="http://over50feeling40.com">over50feeling40</a>, July 2010 with a desire to encourage women over 50 to walk in strength, confidence and joy. Of course, head turning style makes each day fun!

Colleen Chambers

Thursday 12th of May 2016

Taking a good nap right before the presentation is very important. If your brain and body are not well relaxed and full energy it makes you feel less confident and you get distracted so easy! Good article. Thank you for sharing.

Eva Cooper

Thursday 21st of April 2016

I don't feel confident staying and talking in front of many people if I don't look nice, so getting my hair done is very important. i also rehearse my presentation or speech a few times to make sure I know what I'm talking about.

Cathy Lawdanski

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Feeling confident. Have done everything but the facial! Last minute prep today, then I am ready to roll. See you tomorrow!

Carol Graham

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I am on the road so much that I have my suitcase ready to roll at all times. A smaller make-up and toiletries bag is also ready. When I am speaking at conferences I often will go from one to the next with no time for myself in between. I prefer it that way.

Meals are in the freezer at home for hubby and I am as prepared for any emergency I can think of. I hated traveling when I was younger but I love the time on the road now for solace and reflection as it is a time away from my busy life at home.

I guess I am not normal LOL

Susan

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Most of all Pam have fun!

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