How Connecting With People Can Boost Your Confidence

By Aug 9, 2017Member Blogs

What would you do differently if you were not afraid?

What kind of a leader, team member, business owner would you be if you had the confidence and self-belief in your abilities?

We thought as children that strangers equalled danger however as business leaders, strangers equal opportunity. Our biggest challenge is to get past this thinking and to tap into the wealth of opportunity around us, by connecting with more people.

Words: Griselda Togobo; 

It takes confidence to walk into a room full of strangers and to walk up to them and introduce yourself without feeling intimidated or giving in to your fear to run out of the event! It’s confidence that stops you from hanging out in the corner of the room until you can reasonably make your escape without feeling you let yourself down.

It’s this confidence that will ultimately determine your level of success and the income that you achieve.

So many of us want to be more confident and to live life more fully.

Here is an easy way to get started.

Attending events is a great way of boosting your confidence whilst building your business and personal network. These networks will ultimately give you access to new ideas, mentors, opportunities, and relationships that will help you to reach your next level. Meanwhile, check out these great networking tips that are sure to help you make a genuine connection with anyone.

The reason why events work so well is that it forces you to face your fears and to consistently step outside of your comfort zone. It forces you to be interested in people which develops your listening, speaking and relationship building skills. Unlike other forms of learning, you gain immediate feedback from networking and will quickly realise how effective your skills.

Join us, you never know where that conversation will take you.

Here is your assignment:

  1. Book onto an event, the bigger the better. Our National Awards, sponsored by HSBC, is the largest celebration of female led businesses in the UK. Here is the full list of our events.
  2. Don’t come on your own, bring along a friend.
  3. Show up on the day.
  4. Connect with as many people as you can. Here are some networking tips to help you get started. 
  5. Follow up after the meeting – this is where the magic happens.

Everyone is afraid to start, yet we are all in the same situation.

Click to tweet:   “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.” – Unknown

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One Comment

  • Builder says:

    Jelena, I have always had trouble trying to gather confidence in my industry. As one of the few female building company owners within the United Kingdom, as you can imagine the male-dominated industry can be very intimidating. I have always wanted to book myself onto one of these events. I think it’s time I did!

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