This is how one of my clients gets pumped before a big meeting. Thought you’d like it!
– Coach Wolfgang

How to Be Confident For a MeetingToday is the big day. All eyes and ears will be on you. It’s probably making you a bit nervous, huh? I would be too. Are you also pretty excited? No? You should be. Today is a big day for your career!

That’s right. Today you get to show everybody who you are and that you know your stuff! People are going to remember your name and going to know you are an expert. It may open up a few doors for you and get you into some bigger conversations. You know what? You deserve to be in those conversations and you deserve those opportunities!

For too long you’ve been working heads down and getting the job done without your due recognition. But that’s okay. Because that’s going to change after today! You’ve been waiting for this day. You worked hard to get here. Don’t forget it! Being nervous comes with the territory but gets easier and easier. You need to let any fear go because that fear will only hold you back. Instead, I want you to be EXCITED because today is your day! So own it! Embrace it! …enjoy it.

Oh! What if someone thinks you don’t know your business? I don’t think so! You need to be thinking about what you want them to think about you: I’m a rock star!

Ha! I made you laugh, right? WRONG! You ARE a rock star and you need to say that out loud 10 times in a row. Say it… LOUD!

So let’s be honest here. Are you a fraud? Are you not supposed to be here? Would someone else do a better job here than you?

NO. NO. NO.

You know what you are talking about. You’ve been living it and breathing it for a long time. Everyone else in the room doesn’t know half of what you do. You have a specialty here that no one else here does. So own it! Don’t let it go to your head but let it go to your heart where deep down inside you know what needs to be done better than anybody else and today you’re going to let not only your knowledge but also your confidence and charisma shine!

Today is your day. You have no fear. You are a rock star.

[… deep breath]

Now you’re ready.