Why should you have a game face you ask? Isn’t who I am good enough? Well, yes, and no. You are the person you are and a game face doesn’t mean you lose yourself in the guise of some over-confident, pretentious person. Sometimes, however, you need a little boost of self-confidence. The trick is to finding a balance.
Game faces, unchecked, can turn people into jerks. You definitely don’t want that. Before a big meeting, you may put your game face on to ensure your potential clients know you are the right person for the job and that they will be happy with the result. Overkill will get you out the door, without the promise of a return engagement, faster than you can imagine.
If you work for yourself, you may have to enlist outside help to practice your “game face pitch.” You want your confidence and knowledge to intrinsically be part of you. You need to know what you are selling inside out. It isn’t enough to talk a good game. You have to be ready for every question that might pop up. Here is where it helps to have people listen to your pitch. People that might not be familiar with the actual product you are offering, be it a soft or hard service, will be good test subjects.
Then, and only then, are you ready to make your pitch. You will have that confidence firmly instilled and your game face will not be a mask or persona. It will truly be how you feel. So wrap yourself in confidence because you have achieved it and you know that you are the best one for the job.