When it comes to self-expression, how we communicate is often a direct reflection of how we feel. Our confidence and how comfortable we are in our own skin plays a big part in how we interact and engage with society.
Mood, personality, current emotional state, ease with the surrounding environment and topic of conversation also impacts on how we convey and present ourselves to others.
A confident person knows how to leverage their strengths and weaknesses. They often communicate with clarity which can be a huge advantage for navigating through the myriad of scenarios we are presented with in everyday life.
I express myself with effortless grace means you have the ability to confidently communicate with people by speaking up and easily conveying your thoughts in a well-constructed, poised and approachable manner.
In a personal or professional environment, how we communicate determines:
- how we are perceived by others
- whether or not we can be trusted
- whether or not we are worthy of respect
Passive communicators may come across as having a lack of self-respect. Aggressive, disinterested or superficial communicators might evoke disrespect.
Assertive communication boosts our self-esteem because we’re speaking up for ourselves and not dwelling on negative thoughts or feelings from being passive or not being our authentic self.
In the corporate world, how you communicate can make or break your career. Particularly when it comes to expressing yourself in meetings, networking environments, interviews or an initial consult with a prospective client. First impressions count.
If you find yourself feeling less than confident in these situations, support yourself by being prepared and remember this Soulful Confidence Promise: I express myself with effortless grace.
Think about questions that typically come up in these conversations, what your answers might be or your strongest talking points. Write out a script for different scenarios where you’d like to improve. Jot down any relevant questions and answers and practice. Another tip is have a few conversation starters of your own to initiate dialogue.
Most importantly, relax and be confident of your abilities.
Until next time, continue to smile and be loving and gentle with yourself.
I look forward to sharing the next Soulful Confidence Promise with you soon.
The Soulful Confidence Set of Promises
The Soulful Confidence Set of Promises is a gorgeous deck of digital images designed and created with love by me for you. Full of inspirational messages to offer support and for use as a meditation and reflection tool. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for you.