How to Build Confidence

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How to Build Confidence

  1. 1. How to Build Confidence
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet everyone has moments — or days, months, or even years — when we are unsure of our ability to tackle challenges. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared. </li></ul><ul><li>Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definition <ul><li>The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security and self-reliance. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Holding you Back <ul><li>No one is immune to these effects of insecurity at work, but they don't have to hold you back. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feeling of Insecurity Important to Know <ul><li>Confidence </li></ul>Security Positive Attitude Better Performance
  7. 7. Overcoming the Feeling of Insecurity <ul><li>Insecurity affects every human being in many different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming this self-doubt starts with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess your abilities, shortcomings and weaknesses, and try to correct them. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Ways to Build Confidence <ul><li>Preparation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice will help you to develop aptitude, positive attitude and new skills. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ways to Build Confidence <ul><li>Dress Sharp: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Ways to Build Confidence <ul><li>Personal Commercial: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals, whenever you need a confidence boost. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Ways to Build Confidence <ul><li>Get feedback when you need it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask someone who cares about your development as well as the quality of your performance to tell you what she thinks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to pick the right person. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Ways to Build Confidence <ul><li>Take risks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Playing to your strengths is a smart tactic but not if it means you hesitate to take on new challenges. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people don't know what they are capable of until they are truly tested. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure can be very useful for building confidence. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Principles to Remember <ul><li>Do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be honest with yourself about what you know and what you still need to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice doing the things you are unsure about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embrace new opportunities to prove you can do difficult things </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Principles to Remember <ul><li>Don´t: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus excessively on whether you or not you have the ability, think instead about the value you provide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hesitate to ask for external validation if you need it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worry about what others think, focus on yourself, not a theoretical and judgmental audience </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Roberto Lico Reis Feel free to send us suggestions about new presentations, that can help you to face your life or professional challenges. www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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