Executive Presence

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EXECUTIVE PRESENCE RESOURCES

 

TIPS FOR SPEAKING MORE CLEARLY

Underlying this tip is the idea that clearly communicating with others is hard work. Contrary to popular thought, it is not a natural process. Instead, it is one that takes learning and practice.  Here are three of the biggest clarity culprits – along with some simple things you can do to rid yourselves of them. Read more >


CANDOR – PART 1

On the face of it, being candid shouldn’t be that hard. Just tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and don’t hedge it or mislead others with it. Although this simple rule sounds easy enough to follow, our day-to-day actions often show the difficulty of putting it into practice. Read more >


CANDOR – PART 2

In Candor Part 1, we discussed what to be candid about. We certainly can’t tell everything to everyone all of the time, so where do we draw the line? In this tip, we help you understand how to go about being candid. How can we improve our ability to discuss difficult things without appearing defensive, alienating, or confrontational? Read more >


FIVE STEPS THAT LEAD TO CLEAR AND COMPELLING MESSAGES

Being clear consists of two things. One is the way we think, which involves the clarity of our ideas. The other is the way we talk, which involves the clarity of our expression. Although thinking and expressing are different, they are closely related and equally important in creating clear communications. This tip will deal with clarity in thinking, the next tip will deal with clarity of expression. Read more >


PASSION

When talking about passion, let’s start with this: Passion can’t be faked. That’s because passion creates a genuine commitment to what we’re doing. It’s the energy source that drives the unrelenting pursuit of our work and obtaining the results we want to achieve. Passion is long term. Passion comes from within us. Read more >


OPENNESS

Openness is projecting an interest in hearing and objectively considering what others have to say. In addition to being one of the key indicators we use to make decisions about who does and does not have executive presence, openness also plays a big role in sound executive decision-making. That’s because being open encourages information sharing. Read more >


NONVERBAL COUNTS

Vocal inflection is our single most important form of nonverbal communication, regardless of who we are or who we’re with. We create it by varying the volume and pitch of our voices. More than anything else, it is what others use to make judgments about us. Read more >


GOOD EXECUTIVE PRESENCE IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

When I tell people that I teach executives how to improve their executive presence, the typical reaction is, “Oh, I know what you do, you’re an image consultant.”  Well, yes and no.  There is no question that image is important to good executive presence. Read more >