By Lisa Ausman
Stage presence is important in any situation. If you are speaking in a large group, such as a conference, the way you present yourself will decide whether people are interested in what you have to say. Coming off as weak and unprepared will surely mean that your audience doesn’t believe in you or what you’re talking about. Standing up straight and speaking boldly will catch their attention and intrigue them with the subject you are presenting. This can be accomplished by thinking before you speak and thoroughly processing your ideas, or by speaking from the heart with conviction on the topic.
Many people that process and think, speaking less, are known as introverts. While the more outspoken and opinionated people are known as extroverts.
Commonly, introverts can be labeled as shy. That is rarely the case. The difference is they prefer to think and listen to process information internally while extroverts generally feed information off of others. We often remember someone that has an extrovert personality. But, there are quite a few famous introverts you might have heard of! John Quincy Adams, Charles Schwab, Bill Gates, Brenda Barnes (CEO of Sara Lee), Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Charles Schulz, Steven Spielberg and J.K. Rowling are all well known introverts. Their contribution to society and the history of the world has most definitely been far from quiet.
This “stage presence” can also be attributed to the sale of your home. Correctly staging your home to gain the attention of its audience can not only make your home sell faster, it can drive the value of your home up significantly. When you are having your home staged there are some key questions you might ask yourself.
- When you walk into the home, what type of energy presence does it convey?
- Is the environment right for the audience you are attracting?
- Does it feel more pleasant than an empty home?
All this can easily warm your potential buyers to your home, and show the full quality of your home for them to imagine living in.
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After all, the world is your stage if you create the right environment.