We all know someone who stands out in a crowd. They have a magnetic energy that pulls people in and keeps them spellbound. That energy is called Presence.

It’s the ability to make a strong, lasting impression on people, and to inspire them with your confident and charismatic words, actions and personality. Presence can open doors for you wherever you go, make people want to engage with you, and help you fulfill your personal and professional goals. Isn’t that exactly what you want?

Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.

There are people who turn heads as soon as they enter the room. But there are also people who leave a mark with their words, over time. Having a powerful presence is similar to being resourceful, charismatic and reliable. Professionals must strive to develop Impactful Presence as a Thrive Skill to distinguish themselves from others.

Creating personal presence is a strength for any professional. If they have the ability to make an impact with their actions, they must. In the workplace, someone with a strong presence gets heard. It’s a critical leadership skill that helps first-time managers guide their teams. It also opens doors to new opportunities.

Some examples of creating personal presence is to be open to communicating with others, leading by example and listening with intent. Leaders who take feedback well, support their teams and create a healthy work environment display a strong presence.

Developing personal presence takes effort, experience and observation. Mastering public speaking skills, communicating with others and building a personal brand are some ways to develop a strong presence.

Harappa programs that focus on Impactful Presence as a Thrive Skill are the Women’s Leadership Program, Confident Communication Program, Placement Success Program and Inspiring Faculty Program.

Other Thrive Skills under COMMUNICATE are Cultural Fluency, Active Listening, Audience Connect, Persuasive Conversations, and Personal Credibility.

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