If you’re hoping to move up the ladder in the office, you’re likely looking for ways to make your voice heard, whether it be in an important meeting or just around the water cooler.

One of the top ways you can start setting yourself apart as someone the rest of the office wants to follow? Learn how to confidently make decisions (even if those decisions seem risky to others) and avoid playing it safe. Leaders are often judged on the results of their actions, their problem-solving abilities and their confidence in the face of uncertainty.

A lot of confidence can be portrayed through your body language alone.

A few tricks: make good eye contact with everyone around you, genuinely smile, stand tall, walk with purpose and learn the art of a good handshake. If you would like to know more, check out some of my free videos here.