Get yourself in the right headspace for the interaction.
When possible, prepare and rehearse what you’d like to say beforehand to avoid fumbling over your words or being silenced.
But I finally decided to get to the bottom of my lack of confidence so I could actually live life, instead of hoping it wouldn’t notice me.
Let me share with you the simple tactics I found that will ensure you never let people intimidate you again.
Keying into the other person’s preferred communication style can also be helpful in meeting them where they are and having a productive conversation.
If there’s any tension between you and your “monster,” you may need to confront the issue head on, in spite of your discomfort.
Though ignoring them might seem like the easiest way out, we often have to speak to the people who we most want to avoid.
Whatever your situation, you can learn to speak with confidence by boosting your self esteem, being assertive, and overcoming your feelings of intimidation.
I felt like that for years, anxious about almost every social and work encounter.
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