4 Tips to Connect with Your Audience

While I can’t give away all the great stuff we teach at Dardis Communications on this blog, I can give you these four tips for connecting with your audience. Whether you are giving a presentation, speaking up during a meeting or planning an important conversation with a key stakeholder, considering putting these tips into action:…

The Powerful Sound of Your Voice

The human voice is the most powerful sound in the world. That’s Julian Treasure’s claim in his TED talk called How to Speak so that People Want to Listen. The sound expert talks about how to use your voice to sound more confident, credible and engaging whenever you speak. I am most in agreement with…

Confidence Increases Work Performance

Strong self-confidence has a direct impact on work performance. In fact, people with strong self-confidence perform 28 percent better at work, according to Stajkovic, Luthans & Slocum’s review of empirical studies that examined the relationship between self-confidence and work performance. People need some level of self-confidence, also known as self-efficacy in academic journals, to do…

4 Methods to Build Inner Confidence

Leaders have the strong inner confidence to achieve their goals and persist until they succeed. Brian Tracy, author of The Power of Self-Confidence, outlines four methods for building your inner confidence (listed below). He calls them “The Four Cs of Inner Confidence.” As you review them, notice the verbs he uses: decide, develop and resolve….

Made, Not Born

The common assumption is that people are born with confidence, but research shows that is not true. George Hollenbeck and Douglas Hall found people with self-confidence are made, not born. Your level of self-confidence is not fixed but a perception that changes over time as you learn and develop capabilities, achieve more experiences and obtain…

Mom Was Right… Sit Up Straight

Research shows our body posture not only impacts what others think about us, but also how we think about ourselves. Richard Petty of Ohio State University found people sitting in an upright position had more confidence in their own thoughts about their abilities than those that slump or slouch. Our thoughts are directly influenced by…