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DO YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE GRAVITAS?

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 14, 2018 at 10:07 am

DO YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE GRAVITAS?

Many of us are familiar with people that require a bit more gravitas at the workplace. Maybe you even need it.

I love that expression ‘gravitas’, it’s massive, it’s elegant; it’s also somewhat mystifying. Just what exactly does gravitas suggest? Many people say that it is something you just understand once you see it. Whenever you notice an individual get up before the room and make a presentation confidently, with authority as well as with calmness even under intense pressure; that is definitely gravitas. Nevertheless, gravitas can likewise manifest in casual discussions. I’m a professional Advisor and Board Member and in this blog, you will discover some strategies to help you enhance your gravitas at work.

To enhance your gravitas, start by applying what I termed, “The language of leadership” which combines the 3 P’s; Positive, Precise and Powerful language.

Make use of powerful language. Develop your talking and speech abilities, rather than saying yeah or ok, try to say sure or certainly. Make use of sophisticated words, rather than saying hey, say hello. Instead of no sweat, just say it’s my pleasure. And stay away from obscure needless fillers, like ‘you know’, ‘like’.

The next thing you have to do is to make use of appropriate language. Say exactly what you mean and mean exactly what you say. Rather than using disperse and useless terms like – sorta, kinda, probably; be precise. Steer clear of disclaimers that reduce you, like I just, I only, I’m sorry.

Lastly, ensure that you’re precise. This implies that you should be able to pinpoint and quantify, instead of saying lots of stuff; say we received 12 cartons today. Surely, that will promote you. Furthermore, make use of optimistic language together with optimistic constructs as much as possible. This means that how’s Wednesday instead of Tuesday would not work. Furthermore, be conscious of complaining or whining particularly at the outset of discussions or maybe when you have just come across an individual for the very first time.

Rather than whining about the weather conditions, you should provide a compliment or even say something inspiring or make a thoughtful statement about the occasion or the surroundings. In conclusion, take note of the four letter “F” term which happens to be great in line with a question we receive daily, like how are you? Or may what’s happening?  Rather than replying with the traditional “fine”, make an effort to use a couple of the unique terminology at your disposal; “I’m magnificent, I’m awesome, and I’m spectacular.” And observe the kind of excellent reactions you will get.

If you’re strong, accurate and optimistic, you would be the individual who possesses that unique quality we refer to as gravitas.

Many thanks for reading this blog. Please share with your friends and colleagues. I look forward to being your professional Advisor and Board Member and would enjoy working with you to enhance your leadership skills. Please click on the chat app on the lower right or use this link to schedule a call www.calendly.com/clifflocks together to help you fulfill your vision of success and opportunities for you and your company to achieve its goals. I’m also a Growth Hacker, which allows me drive 10X revenue growth, without adding head count for my clients.

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