THANK YOU to listener “Amanda” who recently asked me for some pointers on how to “SAY NICE THINGS” about herself. I dedicated this week’s podcast episode to answering Amanda’s question!
to talk about your
credentials & accomplishments?
Like it or not, learning to say nice things about ourselves is an imperative. Here’s why ⬇️:
You must speak for your work. But finding the balance between sharing your successes and being boastful can be difficult. Am I right?
But as my friend and bragging expert Lisa Bragg (yes, Bragg!) says, if you’re concerned about bragging, you’re probably not doing it. It’s the folks who don’t give bragging a second thought who probably come across as arrogant.
Why Share Your Successes?
“Why do you feel you’re ready to be promoted?”
“Why are you the best candidate for this position?”
Raise your hand if you’ve ever encountered those questions. 🙋♀️
What would your answers be? Are you prepared to say nice things about yourself, your strengths, and your expertise?
She is 100% right.
Three Magic Words
No, I don’t mean “Please” or “Abracadabra” …
The three magic words I’m talking about are…
As in, “People tell me I’m a natural leader.”
Or, “People tell me that they appreciate my knowledge and insights on this topic.”
You’re saying nice things that others have said about you. It’s almost like a testimonial!Here’s your challenge: think about the compliments you’ve received, then think about how you can share them using the three magic words.
Introducing Yourself – NICELY
Did you see what I did there? 😆 (By the way, you should list 1-3 “nice things about yourself” in step 2 of this framework.)
That’s it for this week. I hope this week’s podcast episode gives you the tools you need to SAY NICE THINGS about yourself with confidence. Thanks again to Amanda, whose voice you’ll hear in this week’s episode!
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