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Presence for Success - Professional Coaching

Ranya Renée Fleysher

You need presence to succeed in your business, your art, your life. Any social interaction.

Whether it's public speaking, meeting customers face-to-face or over the phone, your videos, photos, or writing.... Everything should be in alignment with your message and your goals. And it's your presence that ties it all together.

Many people don't think stage presence or charisma can be taught. I disagree. I've been coaching amateur and professional theatrical performers, dancers, and singers on their stage presence since 1996, and I've never worked with anyone I couldn't help. It's made a difference in their careers. I'm now making my services available to businesspeople, and this is your opportunity to try my techniques out for yourself. You really can develop a powerful presence that is visible to others, even in moments when you don't realize it's working. It can give you the edge over your competition.

Chances are, you are focused so tightly on your products and service offers that you've missed critical details in your verbal and physical behavior. These micro-level details affect how your audiences see you, hear you, and judge you. The way you speak, your body language and posture, the type of eye gaze that you use in addressing people, in person or through a camera -- these factors can either inspire confidence in your potential clients or, conversely, lay the seeds of doubt about your integrity or ability to deliver. And, inconveniently, these elements are often completely unconscious for both you and your audience. So you may never know why you are losing sales or not attracting the attention your work deserves. Further, once a negative feedback loop begins for you, it can be hard to break the cycle.

Wouldn't it be better to really know how your audience sees you, without it crippling your performance?

...to be aware, in the moment, of what subtle adjustments you can make at that time to help save your performance, or solidify a sale?

...to be able to embrace the mistakes you make, such that they reveal your humanity, humor, and generosity of spirit, rather than cause you embarrassment?

And then, wouldn't it be great to be able to actually fix whatever you can fix, with confidence and flexibility, before mistakes even register in the minds of your audience?

Get a free 30-minute consultation to find out how you can.

I apply a combination of mental and physical practices to addressing problems in how you are coming across to your audiences. It can be very subtle points of dissonance between your messaging and your photos or videos. Some people need help in making eye contact. They know they should make eye contact more, but they don't know how to do it without it feeling like torture. On the other end of the spectrum, even people with good stage presence can be missing one key element in their self-presentation that keeps them from being great. I address what is happening in your micro-gestures and help you to identify what is going on inside your own mind at the time of each gesture, so that you can use your body, face, and voice as an instrument, where you begin to intuitively understand the effect on your audience of each note you play. (This is where my methods may differ from that of other coaches you've worked with.) This is true for live and video presentation as well as in your photos (How disappointed have you felt when you didn't get as many good pics to choose from as you had hoped you would, before paying a lot for a professional session? You need to be "on" even in a photo shoot). I help you to become aware of which external aspects of your personality you should balance in your public presentation, in order to reach your audiences successfully on multiple levels, to be able to tweak your outside from the inside.

Contrary to what everyone tells you, it's not about "being authentic." We all have multiple sides to our personality, and some feel more natural to us than others. What you feel inside as being authentic may not be working for you on the outside. This is why so many people don't find success when they take advice from coaches who are telling them to just be themselves. They're trying pretty hard to be themselves, and it's falling flat, which is a terrible feeling. And it exacerbates the problem. Finding a way to break out of your box and take a safe risk will open the door to greater success, even when it doesn't initially feel natural.

I don't offer one-size-fits-all solutions about walking around more or using your hands more, or always looking people in the eye. I see your blocks and I offer you ways to work with them and through them. My solution is tailored to you, towards the consistency of your message, but also towards the variation of your message, so that your audience gets to know you while always discovering new things about you. It keeps you fresh, and it keeps them interested. Most importantly, it keeps YOU interested. And that is just way more fun, when you are trying to sell yourself and your work.

You may find that these techniques aid you in all areas of your life, not only in your business.

Sign up for a consultation, with no obligation for further coaching, to discuss with me where you are at now and where you want to go in your presentation and presence skills. You may be surprised about what my outside eye can offer you.

You need stage presence to succeed in your business.</h3><p>Whether it's public speaking, meeting customers face-to-face or over the phone, your videos, photos, or writing.... Everything should be in alignment with your message and your goals. And it's your presence that ties it all together.</p><p>Many people don't think stage presence or charisma can be taught. I disagree. I've been coaching amateur and professional theatrical performers, dancers, and singers on their stage presence since 1996, and I've never worked with anyone I couldn't help. It's made a difference in their careers. I'm now making my services available to businesspeople, and this is your opportunity to try my techniques out for yourself. You really can develop a powerful presence that is visible to others, even in moments when you don't realize it's working. It can give you the edge over your competition. </p><p>Chances are, you are focused so tightly on your products and service offers that you've missed critical details in your verbal and physical behavior. These micro-level details affect how your audiences see you, hear you, and judge you. The way you speak, your body language and posture, the type of eye gaze that you use in addressing people, in person or through a camera -- these factors can either inspire confidence in your potential clients or, conversely, lay the seeds of doubt about your integrity or ability to deliver. And, inconveniently, these elements are often completely unconscious for both you and your audience. So you may never know why you are losing sales or not attracting the attention your work deserves. Further, once a negative feedback loop begins for you, it can be hard to break the cycle. </p><p>Wouldn't it be better to really know how your audience sees you, without it crippling your performance?  </p><p>...to be aware, in the moment, of what subtle adjustments you can make at that time to help save your performance, or solidify a sale? </p><p>...to be able to embrace the mistakes you make, such that they reveal your humanity, humor, and generosity of spirit, rather than cause you embarrassment?</p><p>And then, wouldn't it be great to be able to actually fix whatever you can fix, with confidence and flexibility, before mistakes even register in the minds of your audience?<br /><a role="button" target="_self"><br /><strong>Get a free 30-minute consultation to find out how you can.</strong> </a></p><p>I apply a combination of mental and physical practices to addressing problems in how you are coming across to your audiences. It can be very subtle points of dissonance between your messaging and your photos or videos. Some people need help in making eye contact. They know they should make eye contact more, but they don't know how to do it without it feeling like torture. On the other end of the spectrum, even people with good stage presence can be missing one key element in their self-presentation that keeps them from being great. I address what is happening in your micro-gestures and help you to identify what is going on inside your own mind at the time of each gesture, so that you can use your body, face, and voice as an instrument, where you begin to intuitively understand the effect on your audience of each note you play. (This is where my methods may differ from that of other coaches you've worked with.) This is true for live and video presentation as well as in your photos (How disappointed have you felt when you didn't get as many good pics to choose from as you had hoped you would, before paying a lot for a professional session? You need to be "on" even in a photo shoot). I help you to become aware of which external aspects of your personality you should balance in your public presentation, in order to reach your audiences successfully on multiple levels, to be able to tweak your outside from the inside.</p><p>Contrary to what everyone tells you, it's not about "being authentic." We all have multiple sides to our personality, and some feel more natural to us than others. What you feel <em>inside</em> as being authentic may not be working for you on the <em>outside</em>. This is why so many people don't find success when they take advice from coaches who are telling them to just be themselves. They're trying pretty hard to be themselves, and it's falling flat, which is a terrible feeling. And it exacerbates the problem. Finding a way to break out of your box and take a safe risk will open the door to greater success, even when it doesn't initially feel natural.</p><p>I don't offer one-size-fits-all solutions about walking around more or using your hands more, or always looking people in the eye. I see your blocks and I offer you ways to work with them and through them. My solution is tailored to you, towards the consistency of your message, but also towards the <em>variation</em> of your message, so that your audience gets to know you while always discovering new things about you. It keeps you fresh, and it keeps them interested. Most importantly, it keeps YOU interested. And that is just way more fun, when you are trying to sell yourself and your work.</p><p>You may find that these techniques aid you in all areas of your life, not only in your business. </p><p><strong>Sign up for a consultation,</strong> with no obligation for further coaching, to discuss with me what you know you need to work on, and also the hidden issues you might not yet have identified. You may be surprised about what my outside eye can offer you.</p>