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HOW TO… Stand out

There are some people who seem to have the knack of attracting attention in an engaging and positive way. Organisational psychologist, Dr Rob Yeung, tells Martha Roberts how we can all learn to be extraordinary

mind tricks

1 Don’t be tricked by the ‘confidence con

Yeung says that ‘many standout people don’t have bucket loads of confidence’. They have just mastered the art of appearing self-assured. When you stand in front of people, remember that the ‘illusion of transparency’ means you’ll think they can see signs of nervousness – but they can’t.

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