Imagine this: you stride into a room filled with expectant faces, ready to deliver a powerful speech that will captivate everyone. Your confidence shines through, and your commanding presence leaves the audience in awe. It’s not a far-fetched dream; with a few techniques and a sprinkle of Wonder Woman’s bravery, you can become a masterful speaker. Let’s explore how you can achieve a more commanding and confident presence in groups.

1) Be Prepared and Organized

Prepare your content meticulously. Research your topic, gather facts, and organize your thoughts. The more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll feel. Remember, knowledge is power, and power is confidence.

2) Strike a Pose and Breath

Before stepping into the limelight, strike a Wonder Woman pose on your own in the privacy of your home or in a private room in the office. Stand tall, with your hands on your hips, and take deep breaths to fill your diaphragm, lungs and spirit.

Breath work is essential. Take deep breaths to calm your nerves and regulate your voice. When you speak from a place of deep breath, your words will resonate with strength and conviction.

It may sound silly, but this power pose and intentional breath work can boost your confidence and project an air of authority.

3) Observe Role Models

Observe and learn from your role models. Do you have any great role models in your organization? Or, any Ted Talk speakers who you feel a sense of attraction to when you watch them speak? Watch how charismatic speakers pause, move their bodies, and manage their voices. Notice their gestures, tone, and pacing. Adapt what resonates with you while staying true to your unique style.

4) Connect from the Start 

Connecting with the audience from the beginning is crucial. Establish eye contact, smile, and engage them with a captivating opening or warm “hello”. A strong connection sets the tone for the entire interaction.

5) Be Present 

 To be a commanding presence, you must be fully present. Be aware of your body language, facial expressions, and the energy you project. Embrace the moment and let your confidence radiate.

6) Use Positive Self-Talk

Boost your self-belief with a powerful affirmation: “I am a commanding presence.” Repeat this mantra to yourself before and during your presentation. The power of positive self-talk can work wonders for your confidence. If this interests you check out my free masterclass on having a leadership mindset. 

Remember, commanding presence is not about dominating others but about inspiring and influencing them. Be authentic, enthusiastic, and passionate about your message. Embrace your unique qualities, embrace your audience, and let your confidence shine through.

So, the next time you find yourself facing a group, either in-person or in a virtual meeting, apply these techniques, take a deep breath, and confidently step into your role as a commanding speaker. Embrace the power within you and leave your audience spellbound.

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