السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
بارك الله فيكم
Just share our (poor) experiences!
I was a shy, so were my younger sister and my son. Alhamdulillah, by doing selling activity we could remove this bad character. I started to change it in Islamic Boarding School, while my younger sister did it in Junior High School.
Here are the ways:
- Training speech. (1998-2002)
When I was a student at Islamic School, I followed this activity twice in a week. We used Arabic, English and Bahasa Indonesia. But, after finished my school, I didn’t practice Arabic and English at all. It was about 12 years after that, I had forgotten these languages.
Talking about speech, I had ever delivered a speech in front of 5000 audiences (2010). It was a speech competition, inter Islamic Boarding School. I was nervous, but I did it! Alhamdulillah.
- Training of Leadership and management. (2001)
I got this training also in Islamic School. This training was special program for the students of fifth grade. They were prepared to be boarding-school managers. They had hard duties, to manage everything; such as worship, environment, language discipline, court, art, and so on. They were like city managers.
- Discussion or debate. (1998-2002)
These were the routine agendas those I followed in school.
- Teaching activity. (In 2007-2013, I was a teacher at Islamic Elementary School)
I had made many memories in this section. First time, I got the problem in teaching, anyhow I had gotten the teaching experience in my university. I couldn’t manage the students well. They were so noisy, and didn’t pay good attention at me. I was upset. In the first day, I left them alone. I thought, being teacher needs extra patience. Time by time, I could enjoy my profession as teacher. Alhamdulillah. I love my students, and so did they.
- Selling activity (2006)
I had ever become a shopkeeper at my uncle’s shop for six month before teaching. In my opinion, it is the best way to improve our self-confidence.
My younger sister has done it. She usually sells breads as the product of her school. She really enjoyed this. She did sell well. And now, she is an active student in her university.
I’m a seller now. It has influenced to my son character. He isn’t shy to communicate to my consumers and serves them. He said to me that he liked this activity. He’s an active boy. I saw, he has changed! Alhamdulillah!
Indeed, we have proven! I’d love to hear about your experience in improving self confidence!