We’re all experts at presence. I study it and believe it or not, you do too. Presence has many descriptions. One description is – the state or the condition of being present in a situation or with a person. We may also call it confidence, charisma, or being compelling, but either way we experience it when we meet someone with presence. When we meet someone with a strong presence, we can feel it and “If the person is a leader, we are inspired by it”, says Kristi Hedgers, the author of The Power of Presence.
When I first started delivering workshops on Personal Branding in my Canberra Studio, I did a lot of research on body language, how the sound of your voice has an effect on what people actually hear, how you looked and the value of first impressions. Since then and having worked with hundreds of clients in workshops and one on one, I have realised that there is a lot more to building our personal brand, but most importantly our presence over time.
Presence in one sentence is not just about how we look, sound and act, it’s about impressions made over time.
So what are some of the characteristics required to be able to create a powerful signature presence?
James Scouller who sets the basis on 7 components to creating a powerful signature presence include
- Personal Power
- High Self esteem
- Drive to be more
- Being in the now
- Peace and fulfillment
These 7 components combined with how you look, sound and act, is when your true presence reveals itself to other people. When you align your confidence and show that you are comfortable with how you present yourself, when you speak honestly and respectfully and give someone or something your undivided attention that is when you radiate a strong presence.
If you would like to know more about how to create a powerful signature presence, attend one of our workshops in Canberra or Sydney. Our last workshops for this year are being held on the 4th and 11th November respectively. Alternatively contact me today to book your free consultation for one on one sessions.