3.9 PRESENTING YOURSELF

‘Presence’

1. The state or fact of being present

2. The impressive manner or appearance of a person

—Oxford English Dictionary

The term presenting yourself implies being ‘present’; this means more than physically being somewhere, but rather having ‘presence’. Under emotional intelligence frameworks it is classed under the grouping of self awareness as ‘self confidence’.

3.9.1 Being the professional

Aspiring professionals realise that every time they interact with others they have the opportunity of projecting a positive image, or diminishing it. Hence they make efforts to demonstrate in all of their communications a person who is likeable, respectful, positive, committed and professional. 146 They understand that they ...

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