Updated: Feb 12, 2019
Executive presence, often defined as ”The ability to project gravitas #confidence, #poise and #decisiveness under pressure” accounts for more than 25% of what it takes to get promoted according to the Center for Talent Innovation.
#Presence, while important in opportunities for promotion, is equally important in the ability to influence and communicate in a manner that inspires others to engage and act. Presence is a “what do you believe about yourself” issue as much as an issue of mechanics.
First some of the mechanics associated with #ExecutivePresence include:
Composure (Emotional Intelligence): The ability to control your emotions. Self awareness, empathy, self regulation and awareness of others.
Connection: Engaging others and listening to hear; being in the moment
Communication: Adapting to their style, attending to your body language and the clarity and conviction of your message.
Confidence: Exhibited through posture, eye contact, dress and composure
The “what do you believe about yourself” underpins presence. Presence is a function of how