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8 body-language tricks to instantly appear more confident

Business Insider Logo By Katherine Noel of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 9: Lillian Glass, a body-language expert and author of "The Body Language Advantage," says you need to have your head up at all times. "Confident people are always looking up, never down at the table, the ground, or their feet," she says. "You have to always pretend that there's a string holding the crown of your head up."

Fake it 'til you make it

Confidence is key to success in many areas of our lives. Confident people stand out at work, in social situations, and in group settings.

Studies have shown that those who appear more confident achieve higher status than their less confident peers.

As a result, they wield more influence, tend to be more admired and listened to, and have access to better resources.

If you're not as confident as you'd like to be, some slight modifications to your body language can have a huge impact. Learn to fake it until you make it with these eight tricks.

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