Some people will tell you at the drop of a hat what fabulous work they do—you just want to roll your eyes listening to them. Most of us are more reticent, right?
My clients often worry that in describing their value, they’ll sound like they’re bragging or they’re too “salesy.” But that fear of boasting creates its own problem.
You’ll hear women especially, but often men too, undermining themselves even while they’re trying to promote their work.
Check out this quick video and discover what not to say.
Catherine Johns: Don't Minimize Your Work
Thanks to Women Belong for this clip is from their Virtual Speaker Session.
If you’ve been diminishing your impact by the way you talk about your work, post a comment below to declare you’re done with all that.
Great video, so true!
Thanks, Paula! Glad you liked my little video. (Kidding! Our work is NOT little.) 😉
Catherine this is so spot on! Sometimes women especially are almost embarrassed or ashamed talking about their work. I say be bold and proud of what you do!
“Bold and proud” – words to live by, Susan. And yes, girls were (maybe still are) socialized to be modest, not to brag about ourselves, to hide our light under a bushel basket. Now’s the time to let our light shine.