Communicating with Confidence

Eat Your Career

Confidence has the power to enhance your communication in dramatic and surprising ways. Simply by learning to communicate with confidence, you will inspire others to have greater confidence in you and your abilities. The post Communicating with Confidence appeared first on Eat Your Career. Communication is a complicated, multi-faceted skillset required for professional success. Unfortunately, it’s a tough one to master.

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Building Authentic Self-Confidence

Eat Your Career

As a professional speaker and corporate trainer , I’m often mistaken for one of those rare “naturally confident” people. Contrary to what you might believe, confidence and self-esteem are rarely natural traits. The dirty little secret that no one talks about is this: research shows that nearly 100% of mentally healthy people will struggle with self-confidence to one degree or another. Interestingly, the more confident we are, the higher regard people tend to have for us.


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5 Invaluable Tips To Help You Improve Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

One constant attribute of highly successful people is great self-confidence, and this article is going to give you simple tips on how to improve your self-confidence so you’ll become more successful and productive in what you do. By doing so, you improve your self-confidence admirably.

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5 steps to regaining confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is part of the human soul that affects us all. There are two primary aspects of life that can affect confidence: Number 1: Our own personal experiences. For example, I can remember my earliest experience of losing confidence when I was aged 10, and I missed a penalty at a soccer match. The same applies when people lose confidence in relationships, (dumped) or (cheated on) it can scar and leave you less confident when moving forward.

Confidence is key for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Having low self-esteem or confidence issues can be a real challenge in life, particularly in the office and particularly for assistants. Although not all of us are blessed with unwavering self-confidence (I certainly am not!) There are areas within the role that every assistant should feel comfortable with and have confidence in their own abilities. Confidence comes from knowing what you are really good at. How do you gain confidence?

5 tips on how to feel confident when you really don’t

Practically Perfect PA

Core Competencies admin administrators assistants Competencies confidence EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantJust recently I was chairing a panel session at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds. Before going on the stage myself and the other panellists were talking about how we conquer our nerves so that we can get up on stage and speak to the audience. As I think we all know, speaking in […].


Daily Writing Tips

According to a note in the OED, the word may have originated to show the relationship between two people, “two friends who mutually confide in or trust each other, and hence are trusted by each other.” The noun confidence has a variety of meanings. As a synonym for faith or trust , it means “the mental attitude of trusting in or relying on a person or thing”: And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

How to Communicate With Confidence

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Communicate With Confidence appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The good news is that by using a few simple strategies, you can boost your own communication confidence. You just finished reading How to Communicate With Confidence ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post How to Communicate With Confidence appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

How to Overcome Lack of Self-Confidence In Decision Making

Dumb Little Man

If you have lack of confidence in decision making or if you feel insecure about your own abilities, you may find it difficult to make even the simplest of decisions. And it all stems from not having enough self confidence. Lack of Confidence in Decision Making: The Consequences. Because of your low self-confidence, you’ll have no trust that your decision was the best for the circumstance. Your lack of confidence in decision making isn’t a curse.

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9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Some were better than others but as a whole, everyone was confident and quite effective in grabbing the audience’s attention. Imagine yourself speaking with your voice loud, clear, and confident. Visualize the audience clapping and it will boost your confidence. The post 9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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UK business confidence breaks records

The Small Business Blog

In the results from their quarterly business confidence survey the ICAEW have revealed that UK businesses are feeling more confident about the economy than ever before. The accountancy body said that confidence had been growing steadily for six quarters in a row and this provides yet more proof that the economy is on the way… Read the full article here: UK business confidence breaks records on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News confidence ICAEW UK Economy

How to Develop Confidence in Your Vision and Realize Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

There is no need to have a midlife crisis to begin the search for it; all it takes is a little bit of willpower and confidence. But what if we don’t have the confidence we need to explore it? The post How to Develop Confidence in Your Vision and Realize Your Dreams appeared first on Dumb Little Man. We all have dreams. For some, a dream is a specific vision that they aspire to. For others, it’s more of a vague feeling or sense of what they want to become.

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Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

Practically Perfect PA

How do we get the confidence required to walk into a boardroom when top level directors struggle and how do we keep our boss on time without annoying the rest of the meeting attendees? A lot of my confidence comes from a deep rooted belief in ‘fake it till ya make it’! The post Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

UK Business Confidence at All-Time High

The Small Business Blog

Are you feeling confident about your business and what the future holds for it? If so, you are not alone in feeling this way because research shows that business confidence in the UK is at its highest point since the annual global measure of confidence for SMEs, the Sage Business Index, began in 2011. It’s… Read the full article here: UK Business Confidence at All-Time High on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News confidence sage

The James Bond Guide To Ultimate Confidence

Dumb Little Man

James Bond is confident, nay, he is confidence incarnate. In each James Bond story, powerful men aim to destroy him and they always come close, but Bond remains calm and confident until victory, and always gets the girl to boot. What are his secrets to ultimate confidence? Ian Fleming created British Secret Service agent James Bond (aka “007") in his 1953 novel, Casino Royale. He went on to write 11 more James Bond novels and two short stories.

Focus On Success and Build Confidence?

Dumb Little Man

Confidence. You, me, everyone and anyone wants a slice of the confidence cake. You're stuck with a single question on your mind - why is it so hard for some people to get a slice of the confidence cake? We all want it…. But some of us struggle to get a piece. You see others happily consuming their slices, and they seem to only associate with others who have a slice as well. You want some. Badly. But you just can't muster up the courage to ask for a slice yourself.

Quote of the Week: Confidence

The Small Business Blog

Do you have confidence in the products or services that are offered by your small business? More importantly, does your audience feel that same confidence in what your company offers? “Confidence is a thing not to be produced by compulsion. ” This is a classic quote from US statesman, orator… Read the full article here: Quote of the Week: Confidence on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations business quotes confidence

Confident vs. Confidant

Daily Writing Tips

A reader declares, One of the grammatical errors I’m seeing more and more is confusion between “confident” and “confidant(e)” Could you cover that? Writers who misspell confident as confidant may be pronouncing confident correctly, but have merely failed to learn to spell it correctly. Writers who misspell confident as confidante have a tin ear. Confident is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable: CON-fi-dent.

3 Powerful Ways To Boost Your Self Confidence

Dumb Little Man

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” Almost everything great starts with self confidence. Confidence is what sunlight is to plants, without it, you’ll struggle, be unhappy, and find it hard to make real progress. Confidence is a big part of success, doing things exceptionally well, and being proud of what you do. Confidence is a big part of being happy and developing your skills.

3 Ways to Develop Rock Solid Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

How can you make the leap from a shy ‘people pleaser’ to someone who has an unshakeable self-confidence? I believe that you need Rock Solid self-confidence for 5 major reasons. You need to be confident enough to overcome the inevitable anxiety of new situations and move forward with a comfortable, calm state of mind. You need to be confident in meetings and conversations so you can freely express your views with authentic honesty.

How Changing Your Attitude Can Build Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. The post How Changing Your Attitude Can Build Your Confidence appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Marcus Garvey We will all face some very challenging time in our lives. Some as a result of our decisions and others we have no control over. Whatever the reasons are we cannot hide from hard times and will have to deal with them, or if allowed to will destroy us.

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4 Keys To Speaking Your Mind With Confidence

Dumb Little Man

But the most timeless route to demonstrate your infinite capabilities, and endlessly interesting thinking, is to open your lips and express something confidently. Confident people know they have an advantage, because they’re more likely to meet potential friends, travel to out-of-this world places, and have life-changing experiences, than those who are the exact opposite of them. The post 4 Keys To Speaking Your Mind With Confidence appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Accept Your Destiny and Build The Ultimate Form of Confidence

Dumb Little Man

If I told you today that to reach your pinnacle of success, you not only have to be confident, but you have to be certain that your success is an imminent destiny, would you consider that as arrogance? Being confident is amazing. This is a fact, but confidence isn’t infinite. Confidence is like a body armor that takes hits constantly and must be replenished.

Present Like The Pros, With Confidence and Grace

Dumb Little Man

Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” He had great style and often seemed supremely confident on and off the tennis court. What he realised very early on in his career was that displaying confidence would lead to real mental changes. “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.

7 Powerful Habits To Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever imagined how it would be to gain a ton of self-confidence? Not only can you gain self-confidence, but it’s even easier than most people think. Here’s the trick: Adopt the right habits and your self-confidence will skyrocket before you even realize it. And you will solve it – and as a result, your self-confidence will go up. The problem is that doing so undermines your self-confidence. And your self-confidence will grow a lot.

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Five Confidence Boosting Steps to Showcasing Your Smarts

Practically Perfect PA

Are you feeling a lack of confidence at work, resulting in you not speaking up or putting yourself forward? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t despair, A great way to develop your confidence is to showcase what you know; you’ll feel better about yourself and others perceptions of you will change for the better. The post Five Confidence Boosting Steps to Showcasing Your Smarts appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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How Your Mental Health Depends On Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

I’d like to be able to say that confidence is everything, but that’s not exactly true. They worked out that confident people were generally more successful people and therefore concluded they should spend efforts to boost self-esteem. So if your self-esteem is low (in other words, if you think of yourself as being worthless than other people) you do have to take actions to boost your confidence levels. For example, are you not very confident about your communication?

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The Difference Between Comfort, Cockiness, And Confidence


The point was that I was not confident with my steps, so I was careful with them. I felt more confident with each step I took. Even as the path narrowed and the incline became steeper, my confidence grew. As I kept walking, I began to think about the difference between being comfortable, confident, and cocky. Because I’d been doing so well to that point, I felt more confident. Here’s a breakdown of what comfort, confidence, and cockiness can do to it.

The Relationship Between Confidence and Productivity


You know you need a confidence boost. If you would like to be more productive, having a healthy level of confidence is essential to your success, no matter what your profession. Through working with other writers on a daily basis I’ve seen the effects of confidence on productivity first-hand. Isn’t Self-Confidence the Same Thing as Motivation? In many cases, you are making the assumption that confidence is the same as motivation.

Why Self-Confidence Should Be Your Top Goal This Year

Dumb Little Man

Did you set any goals or make any resolutions for the year? How are they working out for you so far? Are you on track? Or have you already fallen short or abandoned your goal completely? If that's the case, you aren't alone. Research from the University of Scranton reveals only 8% of people who make resolutions keep them. We all have great intentions to improve our lives, get healthier, make more money, or improve our relationships. But the vast majority of people fail in their efforts.

10 Mind Exercises That Will Teach You How To Build Self Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Are you a confident person? Do you know how to build self-confidence? I know my worth and I know I’m an awesome person so yep… I’m confident.”. But, like most folks, I would have been confusing self-esteem with self-confidence. But, self-confidence is a whole different story. Confidence is quiet and more subtle than that. Or maybe you already know that your confidence can use a boost. Here’s how to build confidence.

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Do You Have What It Takes? Take The Confidence Test!

Dumb Little Man

What if I told you that if you haven't succeeded yet, you won't? What if I said that your potential is lower than you think? What if I told you that you don't have what it takes? It wouldn't matter. Read more ». Goals Business Focus Success Career Happiness Failure Brain

Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Confidence confidence leader leadershipJoin us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader. Date : Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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Career Success A to Z: C is for Confidence

Eat Your Career

Ultimately, I settled on confidence because it’s the one quality that can make all of these things easier. With confidence, you’ll be a better communicator and more effective collaborator. Confidence will help you meet fear with courage. After all, you can’t effectively self-promote with a healthy dose of confidence. How do you embrace confidence in a way that works for you both personally and professionally? Can you tell when someone is faking confidence?

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3 Tips You Can Use Right Now To Connect With Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is a trait we are all born with. Because of this, one still needs to connect with confidence. Sadly, for many of us, by the time we reach adulthood, it feels like our confidence has taken a bit of a bashing. Teachers, friends, family and our failed romances leave us feeling disconnected from our confidence. Even though at times we may feel we have no confidence left, let me assure you, we do. Confidence is always inside us, ready to shine.

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?What’s Your Mindset? How To Feel Confident In The Gym

Dumb Little Man

It is all about improving our gym confidence. If you’re lacking confidence in navigating the gym on your own, signing up for a few training sessions might just be the tool you need to get started. In the end, your confidence will build naturally as you become more familiar with the gym. How To Feel Confident In The Gym appeared first on Dumb Little Man. A friend of mine who recently shed 50 lbs shared his new diet.

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Small Business Employment, Confidence Stalled

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Linking Coworking and Innovation | Main | Good News - The Unemployment Rate Went Up in August » August 31, 2010 Small Business Employment, Confidence Stalled The Intuit Small Business Employment Index for August showed a slowing rate of small business job growth.    Those indicators led the drop in confidence from 83 on the index in July to 73 in August.

How To Start Building Confidence: A Story From A (Formerly) Fearful Guy

Dumb Little Man

And today, as a young 34-year-old man, I’ve got all the confidence in the world despite things being rough at the moment. If you are wondering how I started building confidence, here are a few lessons I learned along the way: Consider Your Mind A Dangerous Place You Never Go Alone. It’s kept me out of my addiction and it’s transformed me from fearful to confident. That gives me the confidence that all I have to do is continue to grow as a person and keep trying.

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Boost your Confidence, Boost your Success

Small Business CEO

For freelancers, as for CEOs of small businesses, confidence and assertiveness are key. After all if you don’t have confidence in your own abilities, and demonstrate it, why should a prospective client or potential new hire have any confidence in you. Confidence can be learnt. Some people are naturally more confident than others, but confidence can be learnt and developed. … CEO Leadership confidence personal development success

9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Some were better than others, but on the whole, everyone was confident and quite effective in grabbing the audience’s attention. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear, and confident. Visualize the audience clapping—it will boost your confidence. Recently, I attended TEDxSF , a communal, multidisciplinary event (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) whose goal is to bring thinkers together to share ideas they’re passionate about.

How to Get Others to Value Your Work

Eat Your Career

In my experience, when people fully understand their own value, they exude a much higher level of confidence in all that they do, and others naturally respond to this. That’s why my newest book contains an entire chapter on how to comfortably and confidently promote your accomplishments. Confidence career advice confidence value your workDuring my monthly webinars , I often hear a handful of the same questions.

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3 V’s of Confident Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

Communication is more than talking. It’s a two-way process of sending and receiving messages: verbally and nonverbally. Communication is vital to personal success. Now matter how much you know about communicating , Communication (Photo credit: P Shanks). there always seems more to be learned. At its most basic, your message has three main components: visual, vocal and verbal. To improve your communication style, choose one skill to practise daily and after a while it will become natural. Visual.

10 Things Confident People Do Differently

Brilliantly Better

Why are some people confident and others insecure? More often than not, those factors have little to do with how confident you are. Rather, the difference usually comes… The post 10 Things Confident People Do Differently appeared first on Dragos Roua. This is a guest post by Matthew Snider. Is it education? Social standing? Genetics? Personal Development