Why Every Leader Should Develop Their Authentic Presence

In this episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart Egnal speaks with Maggie Huculak, a Consultant at The Humphrey Group. They talk about presence and how to connect with your audience and achieve a leadership presence.

 

Maggie is a seasoned executive coach, providing one-on-one training, seminars, and workshops for leaders at all levels in many industries in Canada and internationally. She is also a professional actor, and has been acting for 35 years.

Here are some moments from their conversation and *exercises you can try to achieve a strong presence:

What is presence. (3:05)
Presence and authenticity. (4:40)
When nervous, make connection. (7:38)
*Power, intelligence, and compassion - chair exercise. (8:51)
*Grounding exercise. (12:13)
Grounding stabilizes you and others. (17:45)
Gestures and hand use. (19:43)
Eye contact - keep the connection. (23:00)
Expression. (25:39)
Be present, be vulnerable, make connection. (27:14)

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