Benjamin Franklin

Modesty in Conversation: Ben Franklin's Persuasion Techniques

Modesty in Conversation: Ben Franklin's Persuasion Techniques

"Immodest words admit but this defense, That want of modesty is want of sense." - Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

I've made conscious effort to sound sure of my opinions. I think confidence in conversation is looked at as a valuable.  I thought that confidence gives greater persuasive power in conversation, sales, leadership, and relationships.  Confidence and certainty might play a positive role in these things, but it has a negative side.