Baseball players have their own entrance songs. Politicians have a signature song that they identify with on campaign. The heroes fight to victory under their signature tune (likely created by John Williams) in action movies. It gives them strength. It makes them feel confident. Perhaps invisible. It bolsters you up to leave an IMPRESSION so that you won’t be forgotten long after your interaction with someone is.
When you are about to walk into a meeting or a presentation where you feel outflanked, outnumbered and likely designed to make you feel intimidated, give yourself an entrance song to boost up your confidence, even if it’s only in your head.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I swear it is effective. I work in an industry where in each meeting I am 20-30 years younger than everyone else in the room, and often the only woman. Most days I can throw down with the best of them, but some days I really need a boost. When those days come around, I turn to one of these two songs and play them on repeat in my head (and sometimes my phone) prior to any meeting, presentation or tough discussion…”Immortals” by Fall Out Boy and “Victorious” by Panic! At the Disco.
Find the tune that boosts you up, gives you strength and helps you exude confidence. Find your entrance song.