Own Your Room: 3 Steps to Entering Strong

ConfidentWomanOver the past couple of weeks I have been in several meetings where women were just not owning their space. They were not radiating confidence and power. They were not commanding attention.

So, I’m on a mission.

I’m gonna share a multi-part series from my book, Bring It, Bitches!, so you won’t make the same mistakes!

Enter Strong.

Without question, you’ll need to do a considerable amount of advance planning for any meeting, presentation, or 1-on-1 check-in that you are leading or attending.

A few things I do to prepare for any of these situations:  know my material, get enough rest, dress for the occasion, get in the right mental space, visualize myself being a complete success, say a little prayer.

But let’s say that you believe you know your material inside and out.  If you don’t – hear this loud and clear – go back and do thatPrepare, prepare, prepare. There is no shortcut for this.

Then, before you enter the room, take time to get in the right frame of mind. 

Getting into the right mental space is essential.  Get in the zone.  Not to get all woo-woo, but you really do have to see yourself “owning your room.”  You have to believe it.  Otherwise, no one else will believe it.

{If you’re feeling vulnerable as a woman in the workplace these days, remember that you’re not alone. As you learn to OWN Your Room, you may be able to make a stand for a lot of other women.  Yay, you!}

Then, as you actually enter the room:

  1. Stand tall.
  2. Make and maintain direct eye contact.
  3. Shake hands and introduce yourself, using your first and last names.  Trust me on this – be sure to include your last name.  Powerful men do.

 

Stay tuned for more Own Your Room tactics next week…

Practice Your Moxie: I’m eyeballing you, Sister! This week, practice entering every room strong. Let me know how it makes you feel in the comments below. Help a sister out…Like and share this article on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. xo. ~KG

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for the push and the accountability, um, threat (I’m eyeballing you, sister.) It cracked me up! I’ll test this out at a meeting on Thursday and see what kind of feedback I get. Merci!

  2. Jennifer Wheeler says:

    It’s amazing how differently people talk to you when you use your given first and last name. I’d been using Jen to be on a more “friend” level with clients. People are respecting me and my time more now than ever. I can’t thank you enough for your tips and call-outs in your book!

  3. Thank you for “eyeballing” me, Chica! That cracked me up too! I love YOUR Moxie and the confidence boosting tips and support. Great post!

  4. So glad to hear you are seeing results, Jen! Thanks for sharing! Way to bring it! xo.

  5. P.S. I’m still eyeballing you chickadees! xo.

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