1. Social Skills: Seven Things Everyone Should Know
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  3. Nine Things You Should Know About Interpersonal Skills
  4. How To Overcome Your Shyness, The Ultimate Guide
  5. A Simple Guide To Introverts
  6. How You Can Overcome Social Anxiety
  7. 25+ Effective Networking Tactics To Improve Your Networking Skills
  8. How To Master The Basic Meet And Greet
  9. Master The Power Pose In Two Minutes
  10. The 20 All-Time Best Pieces Of Relationship Advice Ever
  11. How To Build Great Professional Relationships
  12. 30+ Techniques About Killing It With Public Speaking
  13. How To Give Impromptu Speeches
  14. How To Be A Smart/Witty Talker
  15. How To Speak And Influence People Like Barack Obama
  16. The 20 Best Tips For Speaking Better
  17. 100+ Useful Techniques For Great Small Talk
  18. Question Skills: How We Can Be Great At Asking Questions
  19. How To Give Feedback
  20. Active Listening Skills (How To Be A Great Listener)
  21. Presentation Skills: How To Give Great Presentations
  22. Rhetoric: Using Language Better To Communicate Effectively And Persuasively
  23. How To Be Assertive
  24. A Simple Guide To Understanding Body Language
  25. 15+ Tricks That Will Help You Catch People Lying
  26. 11 Really Useful NLP Techniques
  27. A Simple Guide To Emotional Intelligence
  28. Empathy
  29. How To Be Charismatic
  30. How To Develop Presence
  31. How To Be Charming, Likeable, And Interesting
  32. Personality Development: How You Can Improve Your Personality
  33. 20+ Tips On Handling Difficult People
  34. How To Run And Participate In Effective Meetings
  35. Teamwork Skills: How To Work In A Team Effectively
  36. How To Make (And Refute) Arguments
  37. How To Win An Argument
  38. How To Criticize
  39. Seven Simple Ways To Give Praise
  40. How To Complain
  41. Culture Smarts: Taking In Cultural Cues From Across The World
  42. How To (Really) Control Your Emotions
  43. Basics Of Phone Etiquette
  44. A Simple Guide To Non-Verbal Communication
  45. How to change people's minds: Use this 350-year old trick, now backed up by psychologists
  46. Infographic: Body Language Cues and Spotting Lies

How To Develop Presence

Presence is 'Personality that brings you some respect and attention'.


Some personality (physicality) we are born with. Some personality (confidence, ease, comfortable in your skin) we get due to our success.


Or, we can learn how to have a 'powerful' personality.


1.Being 'at one' with what you are saying: Sometimes, presence is being personally aligned with your message. For example, Napoleon had a habit of fearlessly moving about in the battlefield, at times within reach of enemy bombardment. In other words, walk the talk.


2. Think tall and you will be tall': Contrary to media myth, many of the historical greats who shaped nations and civilizations were average or small statured – for example, Gandhi. Far too many are in awe of genetically taller people in successful western countries.


3. Using 'Anchoring' to transfer your talent to another situation: Powerful people are able to perform is all kinds of situations. They ''capture' the feeling they have when doing something really well (gestures, movements, words) and make it the 'anchor', which they use as useful memories while they move to a new setting. Like a general said while surveying the battlefield, 'it is just like walking through a garden'.


Build your credibility among your juniors is easy - just use your knowledge, expertise, and authority. To command attention of your peers, use 'anchoring' to get confidence, using a favorite 'feeling' (gestures, movements, words) from previous successes.


4. How to improve your presence: You will have to work on four things:


- Physical: Good posture, projecting calm and confidence - standing erect, hand clasped behind back, head held high, clear voice, steady eye contact, appropriate and thoughtful gestures (think a king gesturing for a person to be allowed in his presence), listening intently and showing you have heard by repeating last words often, so on


- Mental/emotional: Using positive visualization (seeing yourself in positive situations vividly, in full colors), NLP, repeating a favorite mantra (a friend's favorite is this: 'Life sucks, but I am proud nonetheless') to get into a positive state 'at will.'


- Mastery: Your skills, your experience, especially if they are very relevant and important for the occasion.


- Occasion-based: They say people with presence create a 'sense of occasion' in any situation - they will chair a meeting and people may mistake her/him for a CEO. People with presence have a sense of drama - knowing what intrigues and interests people.


People with presence make us think we should get close to them. They have 'charisma' (see the guide to charisma). But don't have an 'empty charisma' - inspire people with your deeds and helpful nature.


5. Never mistake overconfidence for presence. Overconfidence is a personal indulgence, and reeks of self-interest. Presence is making others feel warm.


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