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Four Phrases That Make You Appear Weak In The Workplace

  We all should strive to be nice and polite people in the workplace, but there are four phrases that you may be saying that make you appear weak and lacking confidence. I must be transparent with you all and let you know that I have frequently used all four of these phrases, however have [...]

By |2022-07-20T16:41:40+00:0007/20/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on Four Phrases That Make You Appear Weak In The Workplace

Why Leaders Should Be Vulnerable With Their Teams

We all want to follow leaders who are competent and confident. Therefore, are in a role as a leader, it probably seems counterintuitive to show vulnerability, as some consider it as weakness. James Madison University's Counseling Center published an article saying, "Many individuals, not wanting to appear "weak," spend their lives avoiding and protecting themselves [...]

By |2022-07-11T17:47:08+00:0007/11/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on Why Leaders Should Be Vulnerable With Their Teams

What Introverts Admire About Extroverts

  Although introverts and extroverts can be as different as night and day, there are certain traits common to extroverts that introverts secretly admire. Many of you know that I am an introvert; however, rather than offer my own opinions, I polled introverts in a couple of Facebook groups and received over 100 answers. Most [...]

By |2022-06-28T17:43:37+00:0006/28/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on What Introverts Admire About Extroverts

Four Ways To Control Your Emotions When Speaking/Talking

  It has happened to most all of us. You are speaking or talking about something that triggers you emotionally, and you start to cry, choke up, and your voice begins to shake. It can awkward and uncomfortable. Some people tend to become more emotional than others. Sometimes it takes you by surprise and comes [...]

By |2022-06-22T14:13:08+00:0006/22/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on Four Ways To Control Your Emotions When Speaking/Talking

Four Well Meaning Phrases You Should Avoid Saying To Others

In our desire to connect with others, we can sometimes say words or phrases with an intent of meaning well and showing that we care for the other person, when actually they are met with disdain from the other person. Now, I must admit that I have been guilty of using some of these phrases to [...]

By |2022-06-15T16:41:48+00:0006/15/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on Four Well Meaning Phrases You Should Avoid Saying To Others

Avoid This Eye Contact Mistake In Group Conversations

Some people have no problem making eye contact one on one, however the dynamics of maintaining good eye contact when talking changes in a group setting, and in some cases, if you don't adjust it for the group, even your best eye contact can backfire. Avoid the mistake of making eye contact when speaking in group settings by only [...]

By |2022-06-08T15:34:26+00:0006/07/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on Avoid This Eye Contact Mistake In Group Conversations

Five Signs You Are Unapproachable Leader

  Although there are many ways that you can appear as an unapproachable leader, there are five signals that you may be sending without realizing it. Signals that broadcast to others that you are unapproachable, even if you don't intend to be. 1. Your pace is fast: Because you have a lot on your plate and [...]

By |2022-05-25T13:35:01+00:0005/25/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Signs You Are Unapproachable Leader

Four Ways To Build Trust With Introverts

Building trust with introverts can sometimes take longer than with extroverts. Whether you are working to build trust personally or professionally, here are four ways that you can work to build trust: 1. Keep everything that the introvert shares with you confidential. Introverts keep so much internal, that if they share something with you about themselves, [...]

By |2022-05-10T17:31:26+00:0005/10/2022|Confidence & Charisma Blog|Comments Off on Four Ways To Build Trust With Introverts