I once had the opportunity to spend 30 minutes, one-on-one with General Colin Powell. No one else was in the room. I will never, ever forget that time, our discussion and my overwhelming positive impressions.
Talk about positive command presence and personal presence. Colin Powell has it… as much or more than any person I have ever met. Personal presence, to a very large extent, is directly responsible for General Powell’s incredibly successful life and career.
Dianna Booher has just published a superb new book titled Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader. This excellent book is a critically important resource for anyone who desires greater personal and professional success.
Do you want to be… and do you want to be positively perceived as “more confident, more engaging, more commanding, more authoritative, more credible?” Of course you do. We all do!
Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think and Act Like a Leader contains four important areas of focus:
- How You Look contains five chapters having to do with the physical aspects of presence: appearance, body language, dress, walk, and your surroundings.
- How You Talk includes five chapters on voice quality, word choices, and your ability to carry on engaging and meaningful conversations.
- How You Think covers how you process your thoughts and information and express those thoughts to others: your ability to sort the significant from the trivial, to summarize succinctly, and to respond to questions under pressure.
- How to Act deals with attitude and character traits that come across in your communication style – attitudes, habits, and behaviors that either support or diminish a powerful presence and your resulting credibility.
Buy a copy wherever best-selling books are sold. Don’t just read this important resource… study it, internalize it, and apply the critical concepts in all areas of your life. Remember, “if it’s to be, it’s up to me!” Application is the key.
Serious study and application of the priceless suggestions, recommendations and step-by-step examples within this book will improve every aspect of your personal and professional life. I guarantee it!