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 utilizing the Permanent Public Speaking Mode, termed by celebrity public speaking coach, Lynda Spillane. Here are several habits which will help you signal authority, confidence and competence in your day-to-day interactions (adapted from The CEO Next Door by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell): 1. Speak more slowly 2. Speak louder 3. Master the deliberate pause 4. Make every word count 5. Pay attention to introductions and conclusions Watch the video below that I recorded for my Executive Presence Lab course. If you'd like to dive deeper into the levers of your executive presence, get feedback and practice new strategies in a safe environment, consider joining our next cohort.
Duration: 1.54 mins