Presence is an elusive human quality that mysteriously enables someone to command respect, or at least attention. Individuals with presence seem to assert themselves effortlessly.
Some people believe you are born with presence; others, that it develops as a by-product of success. In fact, it is probably a combination of the two—and almost anyone can nurture and develop it.
Presence most often stems from confidence in what you’re doing, when you feel most at home with, or passionate about, your role. Conversely, it’s most likely to elude you when you feel uncomfortable or unsure of yourself.
Step one: Make yourself comfortable ...