An imposing presence need not just refer to a building. Of course certain locations are dominated by a particularly imposing building, whether famous at an international level or merely known locally.
Thinking about people around us, we may be able to bring to mind one or two people who can be said to have an imposing presence. Perhaps it is their physical being which dominates any room they enter.
Possibly we could be drawn to their intellect, their sense of humour or their loving kindness. Looking at it from the other side of the room so to speak, what is it we bring to the moment? To what extent are we creating an imposing presence right now?
In actual fact, it is really quite difficult for us to fully appreciate the impact we make on others. At times we might feel subdued and our quietness is perceived as an instance in which we are fully connected with everyone.
Alternatively, when we are ‘full of beans’ and ‘happy as Larry’ our imposing presence may actually be considered as being too much for others. However we look at the question, it is for people around us, rather than ourselves, to ultimately decide about our ‘imposing presence’.
I’d like to hear your thoughts on the issues referred to, so please feel free to leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for your imposing presence here today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).