Your professional presence is crucial to developing a great reputation for your business.
If we all had the training of runway models, we would have been trained how to make a presence, how to turn heads and get noticed.
What do you do when you haven’t had formal training?
How do you convey charisma, confidence, and competence and build a great professional presence?
Here are 3 things you can do to make a presence every time you leave the house.
I know this is an easy one.
But how many times have you caught a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and looking back at you was not a cheerful face?
A smile does three important things for your appearance:
- It tells people you’re approachable.
- It increases your confidence.
- It makes you feel better, even when your day is not going well.
A little secret, a smile also gives you an instant facelift (no money or cutting involved).
You’re smiling, you have great energetic posture you’re bound to meet people, so make sure you have a firm handshake.
Three musts when shaking hands:
- Not just the fingers.
- No vice grip.
- Make eye-contact.
A little secret, no matter how expensive your suit is, brush your hand against your side as you reach up to shake hands. Why? You’ll be sure NOT to have a sweaty palm.
Stand Up Straight
Your posture says a lot about you.
Think about people you see out and about.
When you see someone hunched over, they don’t look like the high energy, enthusiastic type, right?
When you see someone walking with great posture, don’t they just seem to have a spring in their step?
They’re the people you want to meet.
Here’s a quick way to check your posture…
- Stand with your back against the wall and make sure your shoulders are touching the wall too.
- Step away. You are now standing straight.
- Make note of how that position feels and keep it.
A little secret, when you stand up straight your clothes look better on you.
Want to make a presence every day?
Practice these three things.
You’ll feel better about yourself, come across as professional, and convey charisma, confidence, and competence!
Your sales success is my business!