The Power of Presence - by Kristi Hedges (Paperback)
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About the BookYou don't have to be born with it. It's time to demystify the elusive sought-after quality of having a powerful presence.
Everyone, regardless of position or personality, can strengthen their presence. The Power of Presence shows how.
When some people speak, everyone listens. When they need commitment to projects, others jump on board. They just seem to have that indescribable "presence"--a subtle magnetic field around them wherever they go that signals authority and authenticity and attracts disciples with ease. Wouldn't it be incredible if doors opened as effortlessly for you? How amazing would it be if you could command the room like they do? You don't have to wonder; you can make it happen!
Filled with strategies, exercises, and personal stories from years spent coaching leaders, communications expert Kristi Hedges explains how to:
- Build relationships based on trust
- Rid yourself of limiting behaviors
- Embody the values you are trying to convey
- Explore how others see you and correct misperceptions
- Communicate in way that inspire
The key is to cultivate the communication aptitude, mental attitude, and unique leadership style needed to connect with and motivate others. Everyone recognizes a commanding presence when they see it, and soon they'll see it in you!
From the Back CoverWhen some people speak, everyone listens. These are the lucky few with "presence"-- that subtle magnetic quality that signals authority and integrity. But can anyone build a strong, inspiring presence? Absolutely. The Power of Presence demystifies this elusive quality and reveals how to get more of it. As a CEO coach, PR executive, and political consultant, author Kristi Hedges has witnessed even high-level leaders and executives struggling to connect and communicate. Her experiences helped her develop her unique I-Presence(TM) model for inspiring and motivating others. Filled with practical tools, strategies, exercises, and personal stories from years spent coaching leaders, this highly readable and insightful guide explains how to: Build relationships based on trust - Rid yourself of limiting behaviors - Embody values you want to convey - Explore how others see you, and correct any misperceptions - Present effectively in public and in meetings - Communicate in ways that inspire. Presence. You know it when you see it, but how do you get more of it? The Power of Presence shows you exactly how. Praise for The Power of Presence "The concepts in this book are career making. Kristi Hedges has crafted a straight-forward process for communicating to build trust, increase connection, and instill confidence. Filled with personal stories and case studies, it reads like a novel and instructs like a how-to book." Charles H. Green, author, Trust-Based Selling; coauthor, The Trusted Advisor and The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook "The Power of Presence offers thoughtful, inspiring guidance for developing essential leadership communication skills in yourself, and for cultivating them in others. It's filled with practical, real-world examples you'll go back to again and again." Niki Leondakis, President and COO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants ..".Hedges provides a valuable resource for both leaders and those who want to be leaders. The appendix of Quick Hit tips alone is worth the price of the book." Scott Eblin, author, The Next Level Kristi Hedges is a top leadership coach specializing in executive communications. Her clients include CEOs and senior executives in the Fortune 500. A popular speaker, she writes about leadership for Forbes.com and is regularly featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and The Financial Times.
"If you decide that your comfort zone has become a ho-hum zone, Hedges offers a 5-step personal change agent program." -- Jim Pawlak, Career Moves
About the AuthorKRISTI HEDGES is a top leadership coach specializing in executive comunications. Her clients include CEOs and senior executives in the Fortune 500. A popular speaker, she writes about leadership for Forbes.com and is regularly featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and The Financial Times.