“Some people have it; some don’t. That’s just the way it is.”
Well, no. That’s not how we see presence and gravitas. Not at all! We all have our own unique style and we can all enhance the way we are seen by others so that we have greater presence and are taken more seriously.
It can sometimes be difficult to define ‘presence’ and ‘gravitas’; but easy enough to recognise people who have it.
It isn’t just about presenting impressively – although people with presence do command more attention when they are presenting.
And it isn’t about being a subject matter expert – we’ve all met people who know a great deal but are boring to listen to!
Presence and gravitas are more to do with the impact we make on others and how they perceive us. And it is linked closely to how seriously what we say, is taken. And it is something that can be developed.
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If you or other current or aspiring leaders in your organisation want to develop your presence and perceived gravitas – how you are perceived by others – you should talk to us about what you would like to achieve. Please contact our friendly and experienced team by phone +44 (0) 1753 866 758 or email – or complete the short form on the right.