Good presence is like the judges discovering talent on the X factor: You know it when you see it. It’s in the way a person carries themselves, the way they shake your hand and the way they look you in the eye during a conversation.
Here are a few tips for improving yours:
- Prove your credibility.
A huge part of presence (and your ability to inspire others) is credibility. Credibility comes from a deep knowledge of your subject matter; it doesn’t arise out of smooth-sounding, empty rhetoric. Individuals with presence back up each decision with a proven process and a logical “why.”
- Inspire with confidence.
A person with presence trusts their teams’ abilities, but they also support their teams. Because of their confidence and knowledge, their teams believe them and follow their leads.
- Stay grounded.
Humility is inspiring and empowering. Humble individuals recognize that other people have good answers, too.
Having good presence is important to your professional success. Dardis Communications can help you learn how to create lasting, positive impressions and convey your earned authority in our Professional Presence, Image & Etiquette seminar.