When I asked a client how she wanted the audience to feel about her at the end of a presentation, she answered, “Confident.”
Now, it is my job, as a coach, to tell her HOW to achieve this.
I am convinced that this is not just a visualization exercise. I must give her tangible tools that will help her get there.
Out of the nine body language skills I have identified, there are three techniques that project confidence. They are:
- Sustained eye contact
- Adopting a proud posture
- Mastering the pause (think Barack Obama)
During our session, I had her work on these three – one at a time. This is how I finally determined which one will benefitted her the most.
Ask yourself, how do you want to be seen by a boss, client, or the public?
By understanding the communication skills – and then applying them – one by one, you can achieve your goals.