The Power of Presence

Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

The Power of Presence

Author: Kristi Hedges
Pub Date: November 2011
Print Edition: $22.00
Print ISBN: 9780814417737
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417744

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Advance Praise for The Power of Presence

“The concepts in this book are career making. Kristi Hedges has crafted a straight­forward process for communicating to build trust, increase connection, and instill confidence. Filled with personal stories and case studies, it reads like a novel and instructs like a how-to book.” — Charles H. Green, author, Trust-Based Selling; coauthor, The Trusted Advisor and The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook

The Power of Presence offers thoughtful, inspiring guidance for developing essential leadership communication skills in yourself, and for cultivating them in others. It’s filled with practical, real-world examples you’ll go back to again and again.” — Niki Leondakis, President and COO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

The Power of Presence is the essential guide to the cultivation of executive presence. Based on years of personal experience and work with hundreds of corporate and political leaders, Hedges offers a path to discover your inner strengths and transform your leadership behaviors to reach new levels of personal success.” — Dr. Robert E. Denton, Jr., Department Head, Communications, and W. Thomas Rice Chair of Leadership Studies, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech

“Personal presence is a concept that is regularly talked about but rarely defined. In The Power of Presence, Kristi Hedges not only defines personal presence, she teaches you how to develop it. With a ‘been there, done that,’ series of stories based on her own and her clients’ experiences, Hedges provides a valuable resource for both leaders and those who want to be leaders. The appendix of quick hit tips alone is worth the price of the book.” — Scott Eblin, author, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success

“Exceptional leadership that creates true customer loyalty requires a blend of clarity, persistence, corporate patience, and enabling people to make the right decisions. The Power of Presence provides an understanding of these skills and a path for developing them.” — Jeanne Bliss, author, I Love You More Than My Dog and Chief Customer Officer

“In a clear, concise format, Kristi Hedges outlines the essence of what every leader needs to do to achieve real leadership presence. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to lead effectively.” — Clyde Northrop, CEO Group Chair, Vistage International

“How you communicate is as important as what you communicate. To be influential, you must be compelling. The Power of Presence shows how to connect with others whether you’re on CNN or sitting behind your office desk.” — Kevin Winston, Executive Vice President, Porter Novelli Public Relations

“An executive’s presence is the key differentiator in job placement and organizational success. The Power of Presence shows step-by-step how to build personal influence that defines careers. If you want to stand out in your current position or land your next one, read this book!” — Kim Shanahan, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry International

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