Some people just seem naturally confident. For the rest of us, it is possible to grow our confidence by doing a few things. One, very simply, is to dress well. When meeting people for the first time, make sure you are well groomed and well presented. This alone will make you feel better about yourself. Next, the secret to confidence is preparation. Think about what you are going to say ahead of time. Practice if necessary so that you won’t find yourself lost for words during a meeting or presentation. Finally… head up, shoulders back and don’t forget to breathe!