“Atteeen–tion”! That one word brings a platoon of soldiers into perfect formation, creating a presence that inspires respect, credibility and confidence from others. To project a “command presence” when you step up to speak, hold your head high, shoulders back, and stand tall; move freely and purposefully around the room; use large gestures, establish eye contact and, of course, smile. Demonstrate these behaviors and feel the energy in the room shift!
Projecting a command presence projects confidence, credibility and conviction.
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