Here is another killer blog post written by the talented Amy Tez! Amy is a highly-trained London-based actress, an entrepreneur, business strategist, and performance coach. Connect with Amy here and don’t forget to check out her blog!
Much of how women (and men) are perceived as leaders is tied absolutely to the way they communicate. In a male-dominated environment, particularly at senior management level, it is imperative that women learn to speak up and demand their place at the table. Without killer communication skills, women will fail to distinguish themselves.
Enter Executive Presence….
If you are a woman and want to be a leader, executive presence is crucial as it is the only thing that will drive you forward.
But what is it exactly?
People often refer to executive presence as charisma or the X-factor, or they sometimes refer to historical greats who are famed for attracting popularity through their presence alone. However, none of this is helpful.
So, how do we begin to embody charisma when it’s such a vague term and could mean different things to different people?
Executive presence is an art, like negotiation skills or acting. It’s fundamentally about developing your own original voice. It’s an art because it is deeply personal and must be refined and mastered over time through experimentation, failure and repeated execution.
For the 9 PRACTICAL TOOLS TO INCREASE EXECUTIVE PRESENCE continue reading here!
The cover photo features Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson in “Suits”. Jessica Pearson is one of the most powerful and inspiring female characters in the history of TV shows.