Confidence is a real game-changer, being confident is the key that allows you to open up the gate to fulfilling your true potential in whatever situation; in your relationships, your work or career, your finances, and your self-image; It’s like you’re a totally different person altogether. It’s not something out of the ordinary in fact it’s something that’s present in every human being, but only the level of it varies from person to person.
If we jump right into the pros and cons of being confident, we might not find many disadvantages but we can surely see the brighter side of it. For most of the people working under stress could be very hard and if you’re not confident enough, there are high possibilities that you might crumble under pressure. But if you’re confidence level is high, you’ll remain at your best under stress; its something that athletes or performers could highly relate. I mean who could possibly remain calm and cool in front of an audience until you remain confident. By just believing in yourself and having confidence in your abilities you could influence others as well. This is a great example of businessmen and salesmen. We all have encountered or came across many salesmen in our lives who show at our doorsteps with some ridiculous offers or products but they somehow ended up persuading us to buy whatever product or service they have been offering. Well, that’s not magic, it’s just their level of confidence that they have in their abilities which influence you into buying whatever they’ve been offering.
Public speaking is an art, it’s a part of remaining confident. It’s the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. Fear is the most significant cause of anxiety and nervousness when it comes to public speaking, rather than lack of skills. You could have all the skills in your list from the textbook, but if you’re not confident enough, you just cannot become a good public speaker. In fact, public speaking and being confident are something that compliments each other in many ways. You could actually gain more confidence by engaging in public speaking, surely the start could be very awkward, but at the time would progress, you’ll eventually end up getting better as you would be gaining confidence. A great leader should be confident enough to become a good public speaker, the less you speak up for yourself the more you’ll find yourself following orders from others. Practicing public speaking could give you the ability to easily assume leadership in a group, or to readily talk for yourself.
While doing public speaking, you’re not just enhancing your speaking skills but you’re also improving your listening, reading and writing skills. Preparing effective speeches involves considering your audience which means listening carefully and sensitively to what they’re saying. You’ll also hone your reading through research, and your writing through wanting to communicate effectively.
It won’t be wrong to conclude everything in the end by saying that confidence and public speaking are something that is very essential for a person, especially for the ones who have to engage in public meetings. Both things complement each other so in order to be more positive about yourself and your personality its important for a person to believe in their abilities and be confident.
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