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Confidence – The Basics & Basis of Confidence

Confidence is belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. But where does it stem from? In this video, we’ll look at the basis of confidence – the absolute basics that every manager and professional should start with.

Watching this Video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 1.5.3
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 5: Personal Impact
Section 3: Confidence

Primary videos that precede this video include:
This is the first video about Confidence. But do take a look at our videos on assertiveness:
– Assertiveness – What are Passive, Aggressive & Assertive? https://youtu.be/KmrokQdsjTA
– Assertiveness – Recognize Passive, Aggressive, & Assertive Behaviors https://youtu.be/wq16lBNx_L0
– Assertiveness – What to Say to be Assertive https://youtu.be/xrRVayJW-BA

Primary videos that follow this video include:
– How You can Feel Confident https://youtu.be/_LwDFqbR9ZU
– 10 Tips to Act with Confidence https://youtu.be/At-tryRfEXU

The six bases of confidence are:
1. Self-Knowledge – your strengths and weaknesses
2. Self-respect – your rights
3. Optimism – looking for opportunities
4. Competence – the skills you have
5. Experience – everything you have seen and done
6. Resilience – your ability to withstand adversity

Make a Personal Confidence Log. Start filling it with these six exercises:
1. Inventory your strengths, weaknesses, successes, and lessons. What do you learn? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. What resources do you have available to you? Make a full list. (2 MC CPD Points)
3. What opportunities would you like to find? If you know how to tune your antennae, you are more likely to spot the things you want. (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Make a list of all of the skills, abilities, and talents you have. (2 MC CPD Points)
5. What experiences have shaped you and contributed to who and what you are today? (2 MC CPD Points)
6. You need to keep yourself resilient. Review your lifestyle. What improvements can you make to:
– your diet?
– your exercise?
– your relationships?
– your rest and relaxation? (4 MC CPD Points)

Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

– The Chimp Paradox https://geni.us/yvTgd
– Daring Greatly https://geni.us/Es4TiK5
– The Confidence Code (mainly written for women) https://geni.us/QV1esg

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
You can record your Management Courses CPD points on our free, downloadable CPD record log.
Download it here: https://gum.co/MC-CPD

Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 2 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 16 MC CPD points

Links to our book recommendations are affiliated through Amazon


Avoid Leaking Authority and Giving up Gravitas
Structure Your Comments: 5 Ways to Enhance your Authority
Style and Presentation to Enhance Your Gravitas
The Power of Silence: How to Use it to Enhance Your Gravitas
Speaking with the Voice of Authority: How it Builds Gravitas
The Presence of Gravitas: How Deliberate Pacing makes People Take Note
Credibility: Gain Gravitas through Knowledge and Experience
The Trust Equation – Gravitas needs Trust
How to Build Rapport (Develop your Charisma)
How to be Likeable (Develop your Charisma)
The 7 Elements of Charisma
Physical Presence – Creating the Impression you are Completely Present
Mental Presence – Being there, mentally
Presence, Charisma, Gravitas: What’s the Difference?
Confidence – 10 Tips to Act with Confidence
Confidence – How You Can Feel Confident
Assertiveness – What to Say to be Assertive
Assertiveness – Recognize Passive, Aggressive, & Assertive Behaviors
Assertiveness – What are Passive, Aggressive & Assertive?
First Impression – How to Use Posture and Gesture
Make a Good First Impression – Positive Attitude
First Impression – Appearance: How to Look the Part

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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