MN Business Tip Of The Day: Cultivate The Presence To Command
No not everyone was born to be Obama or Anna Tibaijuka but that doesn’t mean you can’t develop your own personal magnetism. In this way you can begin to influence business conversations, meetings, events and more in a major way. Try these four things to help boost your leadership presence and never get lost in the room again:
1- Look inward and focus on authentic business principles you value. By knowing them inside and out when you communicate them to others, your words will have a powerful and lasting effect.
2- Set the standard for meetings: Be five minutes early as well as prepared and calm. Don’t be in a hurry to leave.
3- Ask questions showcasing your interest, curiosity, and insightfulness. Don’t be afraid to speak up.
4- Physical posture counts. When speaking to others stand tall and sit straight. Fight the need to squirm or fidget when in conversation and always maintain eye contact. And speak in a loud clear voice, taking your time to get your thoughts out. Let others know you are willing to be seen.