Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like A Leader

Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like A Leader

by Dianna Booher

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It may be difficult to define, but we all know presence when we encounter it. Someone walks into the room and people step aside. Heads turn. When those with presence speak, people listen. When they ask, people answer. When they lead, people follow. People with presence look confident and comfortable, speak persuasively, think clearly even under pressure, and act with intention and integrity.
Presence is not something you have to be born with. It's not about status symbols or position. It's not about who you are but about how you are. And it's something anyone can learn. Award-winning speaker and consultant Dianna Booher provides scores of practical tips on the physical qualities, communication techniques, thought processes, and attitudes that underlie powerful personal presence. This comprehen- sive guide will enable readers to become compelling leaders no matter what their current position. Booher shows how to master the dozens of small and significant things that work together to convey personal presence. She details how dress, body language, manners, and even your surroundings enhance credibility and build rapport. You'll learn to use voice and language to demonstrate competence and deliver clear and memorable messages, think strategically and organize ideas coherently, and relate to others in ways that convey genuine interest, respect, good humor, and reliability.
Personal presence can help you get a date, a mate, a job, or a sale. It can help you lead a meeting, a movement, an organization, or a nation. Presence can take you wherever you want to go. With Dianna Booher's expert, entertaining advice, you can have the same kind of influence as the most successful CEOs, celebrities, and civic leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459633919
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date: 01/19/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Dianna Booher is CEO of Booher Consultants. Her clients include 9 of the 10 largest corporations in America and 140 of the Fortune 500 companies. She has won several awards including the Star Quality Award from IBM, the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASTD, and she was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. She was featured on Successful Meeting Magazine’s list of “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century” and named one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in America” in 2007 and 2008 by Executive Excellence. Dianna is also the author of 44 books, which have collectively sold almost 4 million copies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: How to Look
Chapter 1: Assume the “Assessment” Mindset Chapter 2: Take Stage Chapter 3: Show Passion Chapter 4: Talk to Only One Person at a Time—Not the Group Chapter 5: Set the Standard for Image and Comfort
Part 2: How to Talk
Chapter 6: Master the Monotone Monster Chapter 7: Pause with Purpose for Effect—7 of Them Chapter 8: Never Confuse “Laid Back” with Boring Chapter 9: Be Professional, Not Professorial Chapter 10: Strive to Say the Right Thing at the Right Time, and Leave Unsaid the Wrong Thing at the Emotional Moment
Part 3: How to Think
Chapter 11: Cut Through the Clutter Chapter 12: Make Your Bottom Line the Opening Line Chapter 13: Take a Point of View Chapter 14: Abandon the “Chicken Little” Demeanor and Approach Chapter 15: Stop the Sugarcoating Chapter 16: Welcome Questions
Part 4: How to Act
Chapter 17: Commit to What You Communicate Chapter 18: Live the Life and Values You Preach Chapter 19: Connect Emotionally Chapter 20: Master Modesty Chapter 21: Lean to the Light Side Chapter 22: Demonstrate Competence

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