How To Talk About Your Accomplishments Without Sounding Like You’re Bragging
We all know people who can easily talk about their accomplishments and have no problem sharing their achievements with everyone they meet. However, many people struggle with talking about themselves since they are worried that they will sound like they’re bragging or being arrogant. In the commercial real estate industry, your accomplishments and achievements are important as they may lead you to your next client or big deal. Make sure potential clients know the value and expertise you bring to the table with these five tips:
If you don’t tell people about your accomplishments, they will never know. When the situation is right, there’s no shame in confidently talking about your experience, accomplishments, past deals you were a part of, or recent awards you’ve won. These are things that will help you stand out from your competitors, so confidently share them when it’s appropriate to do so.
Show Your Excitement
Potential clients want to know that you genuinely enjoy your job; the awards and accolades are just icing on the cake. Be upbeat and positive when you speak about your accomplishments. When you’re passionate about the work you do, clients will pick up on your tone of voice and body language as you explain your contributions. People are drawn to happy and positive people, so share your excitement!
The key to talking about your accomplishments without sounding like you’re bragging is doing it at the right time. Add value to a conversation you’re having with someone, include these things on your resume and/or LinkedIn profile, and throw in your achievements when it relates to a potential client or future project. Timing is everything.
Keep It Short
It’s important to tell others about your accomplishments but keep it short and sweet. There’s no need to go on and on talking about yourself for a long time. Judge by the other person’s body language and comments (or questions) to see if they’re genuinely interested in what you’re telling them and always find a way to show them how your accomplishments will be beneficial to them.
Don’t Be Too Humble
I know several people who don’t really like to talk about themselves at all. They love what they do, they have many accomplishments, but they’re so humble that they don’t ever share it. Remember, it’s ok to toot your own horn and be proud of yourself. You don’t want a potential client to pass you by because they weren’t aware of the contributions that you can bring to the table.
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