How you show up. I know it when I see it. The x-factor. Executive presence is often described as having charisma, confidence and a polished professional image or presentation skills.
It may seem intangible at first but there are specific steps you can take that will excel you toward reaching your goals.
It’s a given that you have to master the technical skills required of your profession but having those skills alone are not enough.
It’s no mystery that you will succeed if you can engage, inspire, influence, and impact.
Discover the not so elusive qualities for self-improvement proven to mobilize your career aspirations
Those elements can be divided into a mix of three things:
A leader with executive presence has excellent communication skills. This goes beyond being able to speak or write proficiently - the leader with executive presence communicates clearly, succinctly and composed with confidence, using energy, volume and authority. This leader has mastered the art of feedback and makes others feel special with active listening skills.
The first impression people have of you is based on your appearance. Your look and your non-verbal communication should say what people know, believe about you, and present the image you want to reach your goals. Body language, gestures, posture, eye contact, personal space, facial and voice expressions and wardrobe choices can get you noticed in a positive way or unknowingly detract.
A characteristic composed of multiple elements that makes people want to follow your leadership and collaborate with you.
Attributes of those with Gravatas include - character, confidence, self-esteem, depth of personality, eliciting respect, decisiveness, poise under pressure, impact, influence and a generous manner of treating others.
In a study of 268 senior executives surveyed, 67 per cent stated that gravitas is the most important factor when promoting an employee to a leadership position. 81 percent of people say they are unclear about how to act on it.
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What’s in it for the employer or organization?
What is Personal Branding and why is it important? Your brand is how you present yourself in the workplace and in public. When I have clients who are being passed over for promotions or other opportunities for no obvious reason to them, it’s often an issue with their personal brand. I can work with you, or your employees, to bring them in-line with the messaging of your organization.
Branding is about more than just wearing the right clothes and saying the right things though – it’s about establishing yourself as an expert in your field. Whether it's building an online presence through social media that creates momentum around your skill set, or developing your in-person skills, Personal Branding is about allowing you transition smoothly to a new position or into retirement.
Let me help you develop your online connections and branding to expand your career opportunities.
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