When the stakes are high for us as leaders—for example, in an important presentation or speech—we not only want to BE authoritative. We want to have a powerful presence that CONVEYS that authority. We want to have leadership presence.
Danielle Schulz is a professional ballet dancer with an amazing career that has led to her dancing for the New York Metropolitan Opera, performing in iconic productions like Aida, Don Giovanni, Turandot, and Parsifal. Conveying powerful presence is something Danielle has to think about all the time in her work, and she’s here to provide a fresh perspective on what it takes to grow this skill.
Join us this week for useful tips and insights from someone whose job is all about conveying a strong presence. You’ll learn why powerful presence isn’t some mysterious innate skill only some people have, Danielle’s three-point checklist for conveying powerful presence, and how these tips can apply to so many workplace challenges.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- Why Danielle believes that the creative world and the corporate world aren’t all that different.
- How the power skill of presence creates alignment between what you’re trying to achieve and who you are.
- Why presence is less about arrogance and more about humility.
- How what Danielle learned about presence has changed the trajectory of her career.
- When Danielle first became conscious of the power of presence in the performing arts.
- How to be intentional and deliberate about taking the skill of presence to the next level.
- Danielle’s three-point checklist for conveying powerful presence.
- The power of grounding yourself in both strength and relaxation.
- Danielle’s top tips for preparing your mindset to convey a powerful presence.
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- Danielle Schulz: Instagram
- The Triangle Sessions
- Amy Cuddy | TED Talk
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