The Power of Knowledge
Most fear is
rooted in ignorance. The more
or skill you have in any area, the less fear it holds. So, never stop
and growing. Become an expert in your field. The more you know about what
you face, the more courage and confidence you will have naturally.
Get the facts. Double check everything. Be
prepared for unexpected setbacks and reversals. The more prepared you are,
the more confidence you will have.
Making Effective Presentations
That's the main secret of being
a good presenter: you have to
be confident to show confidence. You
must be inspired by the deep belief in your cause. To have faith in yourself
and your message, explore all phases of your subject and ask yourself how
your talk will help the audience to get what they want. Careful preparation
provides the solid ground you need to support your self-confidence. Tell
yourself you can do it, that you are more qualified than any member of the
audience to give this particular talk...
The Danger of
Confidence is good, but overconfidence is bad.
I-know-it-all attitude is dangerous. If you are certain that your approach
is the right one, you don’t search for better alternatives.