5 Ways to Build an Unforgettable Presence

What do some of the most influential leaders have in common? They all have an unforgettable presence.   Recently, one of my best friends asked me a simple question: “Do you think people can be taught to have presence in a room?” After years of studying human interaction, public speaking, hosting events and looking at things unconventionally, here is what I have found: Start With Confidence Want to captivate a room? It starts way before you arrive. People can tell if you are insecure or when your words don’t align with your intentions. If you are going somewhere, why not first try sitting quietly and becoming clear about what you want out of your social interactions? If your intention is to close the deal, then you have to really believe you can close it. You have to exude confidence that your product is the best, which needs to come from within. If your product isn’t the best and you plan on lying, the other party will most likely be able to call your bluff or just get bad vibes from you. Other people can sense when you’re not genuine, whether you realize it or not. Next, Start Visualizing Want to own a room? Start visualizing what it means to be extremely confident and see that in your head. If your visualization is strong enough, you’ll actually feel what it’s like to be confident in your entire body. When your whole body is involved, the feeling that you just walked in a room and nailed it should radiate through you. Most olympic athletes, professional golfers and other high performers use visualization as a form of practice. Their...