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The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence by John Baldoni

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HANDBOOK ON COMMUNICATING LEADERSHIP PRESENCE

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STEP 1POWER PRESENCE: BASIC TIPS

  • When you meet someone for the first time, make eye contact. Give a firm handshake. (Note: This behavior is considered rude in certain Asian cultures. Be mindful and respectful of the customs of your management counterparts.)
  • If you are the host, be courteous. Offer coffee or refreshments.
  • If you are a guest, compliment the host on his office.
  • Smile when new people enter the room.
  • Maintain an erect carriage when you walk and when you speak to people.

STEP 2WHEN SPEAKING AS A LEADER…

  • Think about what you want to say and why. Itemize benefits and roadblocks. Consider ...

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