It’s absolutely true, when you see a confident, articulate person, you will believe what they’re saying and even buy what they’re selling!
It doesn’t matter how highly qualified you are, how good your product is, if you are up against a more confident person than yourself then confidence will win!
But this is not something you need to live with for the rest of your life – you can build your confidence , loose those negative thoughts and that disabling self doubt and work at building your confidence , change your mindset and achieve the successes you have previously dreamed about.
It does take work but the journey is SO worth it.
This is a very personal topic for many and we don’t want to admit we’re not confident. We hide our self doubts in all sorts of ways. Sometimes, its by making more noise than less, sometimes by talking all the time non stop! Sometimes by not saying much at all and keeping out of the lime light. You see others with the same qualifications or less – seemingly doing better? Oh the pain of it all.
Waldorf Emerson said” Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world”
But what’s the fear of? Getting up in front of people and promoting yourself? Scared someone will say something nasty about you – criticism. Fear of not being good enough.
Success brings success so if you focus on achieving success it will take you on a journey towards success.
So what do you need to do if you suffer from a lack of confidence and still want to take on the world?
Dale Carnegie says in his book ” The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking” that developing your public speaking skills are a fabulous way to overcome your fears and build your confidence. He says ” Learning to speak in public is nature’s own method of overcoming self- consciousness and building courage and self-confidence. Why? Because speaking in public makes us come to grips with our own fears”
There are five incredibly powerful but simple ways of facing your fears and taking you on the journey of self discovery and confidence.
- Focus on positivity
- Look confident – Change your body language and image
- Change your mindset
- Be prepared
- Look at how far you’ve come
In summary, lack of confidence is a mindset. A mindset that will stop you from getting what you so desperately want. But you can change your mindset.
The truth is if you want something then you’ve got to go and get it – change your mindset – aim for positivity and success, really value all your experiences along the way and qualifications and focus on what you want to achieve.
Because the truth is Confidence sell!
Adrienne McLean DTM – SpeakersTrainingCamp International Instructor and the Founder of The Speakers Practice – Adrienne specialises at The Speakers Practice helping clients to confidently deliver presentations for maximum impact. Adrienne has been training presenting to camera programs since 2012 and has been coached by Lou Bortone – US Video Marketing Expert.
You can contact Adrienne on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring on 0414 367 960.