DEPORTMENT AND POISE
Deportment simply means to understand the way you carry yourself and the implications that have. Body language is a major communication tool and with or without realising it we give off signals to others all the time about our state of mind. Having the formal training will give you the insights those in the know have to elegance, grace, poise and high self-esteem.
Though beautiful deportment may come more natural to others, it is obtained by training, whether conscious or unconscious. If you are a dancer, schooled in ballet and ballroom perhaps, chances that you will be better at the art of deportment, because you are more conscious of the way your body moves. If your parents are graceful in their movements, most likely, you will be walking and moving in the same way. To some extent, education influences a person's deportment - as it relates back to thoughts and how one thinks which prompts the body's response. Smiles About 100 or so years ago, children were trained in deportment, but now deportment training is mainly reserved for the acting profession. I'm not sure why it was dropped off the education curriculum, but yes, I believe in its importance and thus I hope to archive the training of deportment here.
This confidence and poise are seen as beauty and an inner glow, actors and models know it can be learned from any beginnings, think of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady and you'll see the difference poise and elegance can make.