The Charisma Factor
People communicate with their entire beings, not just their words. In fact, words account for only seven percent of the message and the remaining ninety-three percent is based on our visual presentation and our body language. It is a known fact that our body language
and actions will be believed before the spoken word.
Before you can master a charismatic or leadership presence it is imperative to know and understand a few of the physiological assessments others are making on a subconscious level. people
are assessing you in the following ways:
Posturing: Leaning forward or backward? Standing straight or hunched over? Arms or legs crossed?
Body Movements: Rhythmic or intermittent? Body swaying or motionless? Smooth or erratic movements?
Eye Contact: Constant, fleeting, regular or irregular?
Breathing: From the upper, middle or lower stomach? Regular or irregular?
Muscle Tone: Are the facial muscles relaxed or tense? Observe the jaw muscles and the muscles around the eyes.
Quality of the Voice: Tempo...fast or slow? Loud or soft? Volume...soft, normal or loud?
Is the pitch low, normal or high?
Your voice communicates your natural leadership presence as much as five times more powerfully than that actual words spoken. You must develop a powerful, graceful voice.
The powerful presence of charismatic leaders stems from their ability to communicate their emotions. Charismatic leaders have an intense mental focus on their message and their thoughts do not stray. The Charismatic Person has a passionate commitment, uses optimistic language, is emotionally expressive and has a high level of personal congruency.