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Building Self-Confidence – Stress Management Skills from Mind Tools

Building Self-ConfidencePreparing Yourself for Success!Build your self-confidencewith James Manktelow & Amy Carlson.From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful.After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling, and overly apologetic.On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. And, whether you’re working on your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well-worth the effort!How Confident do you Seem to Others?Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behavior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Continue reading

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