My clients often come to me to develop executive presence.
Executive presence is hard to define but you know it when you see it. And when it's lacking, it affects your leadership. It begins with the way you command the platform whether your platform is a stage or a conference room. An audience sizes you up from the moment you walk into a room.
And many presenters project weak posture. People with good posture are perceived as more successful. Confident people stand up straight, with their shoulders back, their head held high, and their eyes looking ahead. It's amazing how a simple act of standing tall with shoulders back can impact perception.
Poor posture will make you seem smaller,cause lower back pain,and create a negative impression.
The challenge is being aware of your posture especially if you have a tendency to slump. Now there is a device that can give you instant feedback and you can wear it under your clothing. It's call iposture.
The iPosture is an intuitive electronic device designed to improve posture. Just over one inch in diameter, the iPosture automatically senses when the body slouches, and it alerts the user with brief vibrations to correct it. http://www.iposture.com