Executive Presence: The Aura of Leadership--Capture Interest, Communicate Your Qualities, Connect on the Human Level

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SIBL 7/11/12, Executive Presence, Aura of Leadership, Get attention, Execute the Executive Position. Period. Dressing tips, project self-confidence, conviction, passion, honesty/authenticity, candor, …

SIBL 7/11/12, Executive Presence, Aura of Leadership, Get attention, Execute the Executive Position. Period. Dressing tips, project self-confidence, conviction, passion, honesty/authenticity, candor, integrity, tenacity, tact, charisma, high energy, sense of humor, commitment, leadership skills: strategic, decisive, assertive (but not aggressive), thoughtfulness, sincerity, warmth, cooperation, ability to listen, great team member

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  • 1. The Three Key Elements that Showcase Your Executive Presence to Get that Job! Merry P. Nachemin, L. C. S. W.-R Extreme Elegance Image Consultants, LLC www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com Merry@ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 2. IntroductionWhat is “Executive Presence” & What Can it Do for me?Executive Presence is the Aura of Leadership It inspires people to follow you into battle—er, Business!It will help you succeed—Now and in the Future For more info go to 2 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 3. It’s a Crowded Job Market• New grads are out there searching in large numbers• People with experience are searching, as well• The last jobs report showed that hiring is flat For more info go to 3 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 4. How Can You Inspire the Confidence in Hirers to See Your Potential to Deliver Results?When you project executive presence, you communicate, first non-verbally then verbally that:• you can handle any situation that comes up• you are reliable• you will see all situations through to their successful conclusions You are able to execute the executive position. Period. For more info go to 4 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 5. How to Project Executive Presence The 3 Goals of Executive Presence are: 1. Capture the subject’s interest 1. Communicate your inherent qualities2. Connect on the human level For more info go to 5 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 6. Key Element #1-Capture Interest—In a good way! For more info go to 6 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 7. There are 3 Universal Levels of Human Interest1. I never want to see that person again-ugh!1. I would like to get to know that person better3. I want that person on my team—NOW! For more info go to 7 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 8. Universal Ways to Get to Noticed• Be early• Look fresh, vibrant and attentive – Grooming & self-care are the first things others notice – Never forget—the interviewer is considering how clients will view you as an ambassador of their business For more info go to 8 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 9. More Universal Ways to Get Noticed• Turn of your cell phone— or leave it home!• Leave your watch at home if you cannot avoid looking at it during the interview• Avoid scent• Have neat clean nails• Avoid anything that jangles or makes noise—like jewelry• Carry a simple business-appropriate brief case For more info go to 9 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 10. Get Noticed—Men’s Version• Neat, flattering hair style• Clean, fresh shave or well-groomed mustache• Well-fitting dark suit, appropriate tie, white shirt, polished shoes that are in good repair and appropriate to office wear• Jewelry limited to watch (if you can avoid looking at it during the interview) and wedding band—no piercings For more info go to 10 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 11. Get Noticed—Women’s Version• Appropriate cosmetics so that you don’t look tired, washed out or overdone• Simple but flattering hair style• Dark colored suit with neat, lighter-colored shell beneath your jacket• Limit jewelry• Shoes: simple pumps in good repair—polished if appropriate—no sandals or beach wear For more info go to 11 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 12. Key Element #2—Communicate Your Personal Fabulousness to the Interviewer For more info go to 12 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 13. Key Element 2—Communicate Your Fabulous Personality to the Interviewer Why is this so important?• Most, if not all, candidates being interviewed are qualified on paper• The non-content portion of the interview is at least as important as the content portion – This is your opportunity to let the interviewer know your best character traits – Your ability to fit into the culture of the company can be a deal-maker For more info go to 13 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 14. Key Element # 2—Communicate YourFabulous Personality to the Interviewer The qualities you want to project are:• Self-confidence• Conviction• Passion• Honesty/Authenticity• Candor• Integrity• Tenacity• Tact For more info go to 14 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 15. Key Element # 2—Communicate Your Fabulous Personality to the InterviewerCharisma A. High energy B. A sense of humor C. Commitment For more info go to 15 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 16. Key Element # 2—Communicate YourFabulous Qualities to the InterviewerLeadership Skills that are: A. Strategic B. Decisive C. Assertive (but not aggressive!) For more info go to 16 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 17. Key Element #3: Connect on the Human LevelThis is Where Chemistry between two People Completes the Picture Connection Chemistr y Team work Deal Maker! For more info go to 17 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 18. Key Element #3—Your Ability to Connect on the Human Level The third element of Executive Presence is the ability to connect to people.Today’s business world is the modern battlefield. People are more likely to follow you if they know you care about them. It is up to you to inspire others to follow you into “battle” so that they give their best efforts to all projects. For more info go to 18 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 19. Key Element #3—Your Ability to Connect on a Human LevelYou can do this by showing: A. Thoughtfulness—Convey an interest in others and your relationship with them B. Sincerity—Project that you believe in what you say C. Warmth—Let others know you are accessible to them both physically & emotionally For more info go to 19 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 20. Conclusion It’s all About the TrustNever underestimate the human element of the equation Always remember: Goal #1: Capture their interestGoal #2: Communicate your fabulous attributes Goal #3: Strive to connect on the human level For more info go to 20 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com
  • 21. For More Information or to Sign Up for Image Consulting or Marketing Sessions or Seminars Contact Merry at Merry@ExtremeEleganceImage.com And Visit Our Web Site: www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com For more info go to 21 www.ExtremeEleganceImage.com