Can you fake confidence?
The truth is, lots of people use the trick of “faking it” til they make it when it comes to confidence.
Confidence is an attitude that has nothing to do with whether or not the person can back it up. Loads of people who seem confident can’t deliver, and lots of hard workers and great producers lack confidence.
If you find you lack confidence, one of the easiest ways to start building it is to practice using confident language. The way we speak can give away how we feel — about ourselves, the situation, and our abilities. Speaking more confidently can actually make you feel more confident as well.
Here are some phrases that indicate to someone that you are not too confident. Let’s be clear, I am not saying that you want to eliminate all these phrases from your vocabulary – there are many good reasons why you want to use them in situations where you are not sure or where you want to seek someone’s opinion or input.
However, if you use these phrases often and routinely it signals to others that you are not confident. When you find yourself in a situation where you want to demonstrate confidence, aim to avoid these.
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