22 Apr Confidence Matters
In business, as with any area of life that requires communication, being confident is crucial for one’s success. People can sense, smell, hear and read your confidence level. You need to believe in yourself so that you can ensure that others will want to believe in you and your abilities.
The way you stand or sit or position or hands during conversation are all telltale signs of your self confidence. Also, the words you say, the pace and rhythm of your speech and the words you use to communicate your message are all relevant factors for you presentation to the world and to potential clients / customers.
You need portray an image of confidence and passionate belief in your capabilities to cause others to want to employ your skills. Even in securing business partner you need to prove your self-worth.
Based on your belief in your skill-set, a possible partner will determine whether or not you are worthy of their time and effort and skills. If you do not firmly believe in your abilities or skills, it is not likely that through sympathy or empathy a possible business partner or client will want to enter into a working relationship with you.
To present yourself a competent business person you need to dress to impress and wear your clothes with great poise. You need to speak with confidence, always sounding sure of what you a saying. Avoid relying on quotes, common phrases, and colloquial terms. Above all do not ramble on and on about anything and do not go on a tangent in your discussion. The ability to stay focused on the specific topic of consideration demonstrates linear thinking. By keeping the conversation brief you show others that you complete set tasks quickly. All these noted attributes demonstrate professionalism.
People want to work with someone who is professional and who is more about getting things done than just theorizing on what one might want to do at some point in the future. Discuss the project overall, set clear goals to complete the work and outlines timelines to achieve benchmarks for work completion. Budgeting and total cost for work is important. But be sure you have sold the potential client on your value and worth before quoting a fee.
If you are not sure of your abilities to accomplish work, then why should or would anyone else be certain of your relevance to their goals.