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To all consultants out there: I am rather introvert and quite confcall - how did you learn to boost your confidence? Culturally I come from a region where self promotion is seen negatively. You always down-play.

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You can definitely boost it by framing it as "righting a wrong". So when you hear a question on the call and there's some silence you can jump in and "move the call along" by answering. Confidence comes from knowing that you are doing a service to the group. Arrogance comes from wanting the group to recognize your contribution. You are contributing to the good of the group by giving a constructive or informative opinion. Say your piece and then fade back into introversion until the next time arises. Like most things, the hardest part is getting started. Be cognizant of being rude, but otherwise go for it!

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This is so helpful! Thank you.

Well firstly confidence means to trust on yourself and your ability. Being talkative and extrovert isn’t confidence. Down playing isn’t bad when you over deliver.

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In a pure virtual setting, you can be over-looked.

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