Build Your Own Confidence First
Although coaching is a very profitable business to venture into, it has to be able to generate certain levels of credibility in both its presentation as well as in its content in order to be recognized as a business entity worth hiring.
Having an undisputed or unshakeable confidence level is very important when it comes to making headway in the coaching arena. In order to adequately hold and keep the attention of your target audience, as a coach you must have presence and confidence. This will create the “aura” that is required for garnering the attention of your audience.
The following are some tips on how to build the confidence levels for the eventual purpose of coaching effectively:
- Before the actual coaching session, it is vita that you take sometime to work on the material and practice any presentations. This will help you exude more confidence in both the material content and your presentation style. This practice run will allow you to be aware of how the coaching program flows and prepare you for any elements that may need to be changed or moved around before you actually present it to a live audience, or record it for future use.
- As obvious as this next tip may seem, it requires mentioning. Be sure to dress appropriately for the audience, which could be anything from a suit to a casual pair of jeans and a shirt. Dressing the part will help to build your confidence levels, because the first impression will have people responding to you based on how confident they think you look and dress. When your audience look at you with a sense of admiration and respect based on the outward “package”, this visible acceptance and or verbal compliments will help trigger an additional level of confidence inside you that will help you present with authority.
- Learn and practice to constantly focus on the positive rather than on the negative. This will also help to build your confidence levels as a coach. Besides, most of us like being around positive minded individuals. This means more people will be looking to be around you and having this kind of following will be a natural confidence booster which can be tapped into for your coaching sessions.
- Finally, expanding our comfort zones as coaches as well as in our personal lives is always a great confidence booster. This happens whether or not we are succeful in the challenge or not. The idea that we were willing to do something unfamiliar should be a great source for boosting your confidence. Making the effort to participate in situations that are not your expertise is definitely a great way to build confidence levels, especially when they result in a positive experience.