A few weeks ago I responded to an ad looking for bloggers to review an online confidence course. At first I was hesitant, I mean, what does confidence have to do with freelance writing? But before I could even finalize my thought, I answered my own question. Confidence has everything to do with freelance writing! As a matter of fact, confidence should be a requirement for freelancing.
For that reason, I decided to review the course and share my review on this blog. It is my firm belief that confidence will not only help you in your personal life, but also in your professional life. When you learn to approach your freelance business with confidence, you can command better rates, and likely, larger amounts of clients. If you aren’t already working on your confidence, I encourage giving this class a try.
Instant Confidence: A 45 minute confidence course
Let me begin by explaining that the instant confidence course will not give you confidence. It’s a 45-minute course for goodness sakes! What it does promise is the tools and knowledge for giving the appearance of confidence. We could call it fake-it-till-you-make-it 101.
It is set up in short modules with quizzes after each one to make sure you understood the last section. For the most part, the course is simple- 30-50 words of text per slide with attractive attention-grabbing photos, while a narrator reads it to you. There’s even some interactive exercises on the second half that will engage you while driving in the point. In all, I enjoyed its arrangement, except for having to push next after each screen. Clicking is terribly bothersome for me. The British accent made up for it though.. (I always giggle when I hear the word bum.)
The information in the course is not anything you haven’t heard before … unless perhaps you are not natively a part of Western society. What is valuable about the course is the fact that it is all in one place, logically organized in a 45-minute chunk. I’ve read plenty of self-help books, taken public speaking courses, and consider myself quite the communicator, and I still learned something from the course. That’s because the beauty isn’t in the ‘what’, it’s in the ‘how’.
The Instant Confidence sells for £19.99 (that’s $31.98 USD), and it is worth it for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. They also offer a sample of the course on their website. For freelance professionals, aside from what it is we sell, confidence in communication skills needs to be on the top of our skillset.
It’s also an obvious win for business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals for which communication skills are directly related to their success.
So try out the course and let me know what you think. I’m curious to find out if anyone enjoyed it as much as I did.
Disclaimer: I received this course in exchange for a review. I receive no additional compensation for purchases as the result of this post.