Have you ever heard one of these comments from your bosses? "You're not ready for the next level yet. We can discuss this again next year." "You need to speak more/less in meetings." "You're too direct/too soft." If you have ever been held back from a promotion (or haven't been offered a role) because you failed to demonstrate leadership potential you may have an executive presence ("EP") problem. But first, let's try to better understand what EP actually is. So, How Do Execu
As you move up the ranks, the ability to speak in public and influence a bigger and more diverse set of individuals will become more critical. A large portion of my course participants feel that their executive presence suffers from underdeveloped public speaking skills.
Although some people are naturally more comfortable in front of audiences, anyone can become a more effective speaker with practice and some coaching.
One quick way to boost your executive presence is by
In a formal meeting with 15 senior women at a boardroom of a big multinational company, I took some mental notes executive presence ('EP') as each woman presented herself and the work of her organization. Our host radiated executive presence. She was elegant, charming, she led the conversation with grace and effectiveness. She introduced those who joined with humor and kindness, making sure everyone was included while moving the event agenda along. Another favorite was a prom