Is there a thin line between confidence and arrogance?

I think it depends on who you are asking.

Confidence is a multifaceted trait that can be influenced by various cultural factors. Different societies have unique perspectives on what constitutes confidence and how it should be expressed. 

I grew up in Ghana in West Africa and there, “humility” in the form of downplaying one’s accomplishments is often encouraged to avoid arousing jealousy in others who may not have achieved the same things. In societies that may have this as a cultural norm, it can have a significant impact on being able to talk about your accomplishments especially when doing so could lead to promotions and better opportunities at work.

And then you have the gender disparity that arises when it comes to confidence and self-promotion.

With so many factors affecting a person’s confidence and/or the ability to talk about their work confidently, it is no wonder sometimes people are at a loss on how to speak confidently without sounding arrogant.

In today’s video, I’m giving you 4 tips on how to speak confidently…without coming across as arrogant.

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