Self-esteem for confident public speaking and presentations

Self-esteem has to do with liking who you are and making peace with that person. It is about having a good body image, believing in yourself and your own abilities and capabilities. It is about knowing and acknowledging that the only person you can ever be is yourself - and then working on being the best YOU that you can be.

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Tips for building self-esteem

To believe in yourself and your own capabilities, you have to become your own coach and your own biggest fan.

Talk to yourself positively and encourage yourself as you would a friend or even a stranger for that matter. Thoughts are amazingly powerful!

Never, ever put yourself down! Other people are likely to start treating you the same way you treat yourself.

Never compare yourself with other people. "If you compare yourself with other people, you may become vain or bitter; for always, there'll be greater and lesser persons than yourself" - Desiderata's Max Ehrmann

Comparing yourself with others means that you are also much more likely to look down on people you perceive to be lesser than you, in whatever way.

Do not take yourself too seriously. You are only human and making mistakes is part and parcel of learning. "He who never made a mistake never made a discovery."- Samuel Smiles

Nurture your passions and your creativity. Nothing boosts a person'sense of self-worth as much as doing something that they know and love. While you are it, accept praise and compliments graciously; and give some when they are called for. This will increase your sense of worth and value. You will begin to feel good about yourself.

Read books that build your self esteem and self confidence. Sometimes we just need a little courage to become more of who we truly are; and/or to rediscover ourselves.

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