AEE 1228: Are You Game? How to Put People at Ease By Showing Your Confidence

Is it easy for you to show your confidence?

Do you want to feel confident and be able to express that in English?

Everyone likes to feel confident because it’s important, and it’s great to help boost other people’s confidence too.

Learning how to talk about confidence is an important part of conversation for many reasons.

We’re going to talk about special phrases to show confidence, and why these are so important.

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The Importance of Confidence

Having confidence is extremely important in many different phases of life. It can always help you in your life.

As an entrepreneur, it’s extremely important to show confidence.

In a new job it’s quite important to show them just how confident and capable you are.

Having confidence is important in life, and something that you should always focus on.

You may get new tasks thrown at you, and this is a time where confidence will become important.

People may wonder how you will rise to a new challenge, and being able to prove yourself comes from having confidence in your abilities.

So there’s no doubt that having and maintaining confidence is an important life skill and state of mind.

Expressing Your Confidence

Seeing as confidence is so important throughout your life, you want to know how to talk about it in English.

This is something that will come up in conversation quite often, and it can really help with making connections.

So if you’re trying to figure out how to express confidence or talk about it, here are a few helpful phrases.

  • I have what it takes: This means that you have what is needed for the job or the task at hand. This is great in a job interview, a professional setting, or at a time when you are trying to prove yourself. Here is a sample sentence: “I have what it takes to help take this company to the next level!”
  • I’m up for the challenge: This is excellent when faced with a new challenge or being in a place you’ve never been before. This works well in a job interview or in a group setting with a new challenge. Here is a sample sentence: “I can’t wait to get to work on this project- I’m up for the challenge.”
  • I’m game: This is a bit less formal but actually very native sounding. This could be said about a challenge or saying you want to do something that somebody has suggested. It shows your commitment and abilities in a simple but articulate phrase. Here is a sample sentence: “Wanna get started on the project? I’m game!”
  • I got this: This is definitely less formal, and it shows that you have a great handle on things. It gets the message across that you are confident and capable, and you will make things happen. Here is an example: “Don’t worry–I got this!”
  • I can handle it: This means that you can get the job done. It means that whatever is being thrown at you is something that you can handle and get done.

All of these phrases work quite well in conveying your confidence in yourself.

Remember that it’s important to show confidence, and an added bonus is when you can help to boost somebody else’s too.

Roleplays Represent Real Life

Here are three separate role plays to give you examples.

M: So Lindsay I know that’s a lot of stuff that you have on your plate. Can you handle it?

L: Definitely! I’m up for the challenge.

M: Awesome!

L: Michelle are you up for going scuba diving?I know you’ve never tried it!

M: Yes, I’m game!

M: Sorry I know you have a lot of food to cook for the party. Do you need help?

L: Nah thanks. I can handle it.

Takeaway

These phrases show people that they can have CONFIDENCE in you.

When others have confidence in you, it helps you to really shine.

These phrases and that boost of confidence will help you at work and in your personal life. 

Enjoy it when you are on the receiving end, and remember to reciprocate and use them when you find a good opportunity.

Showing and feeling confidence is so important and now you know how to make this a priority and how to express it in conversation.

If you have any questions, please place them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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