Leaping Into 2009 with Powerful Presence

Hi there!


Thanks for joining me. This is the inaugural blog of my Practical Tools for Powerful Presence.



I did a Google search today and came up with almost 400,000 references to “powerful presence” – and few of them even mentioned how to create it without the services of a professional image consultant. It’s like powerful presence exists, but you really can’t quantify it enough to figure it out – it’s only a “what” not a “how”.


I disagree.


Over the last 30 years or so, I’ve been increasing my own levels of powerful presence – and helping other people increase theirs as well.


What I’ve discovered is that your ability to radiate powerful presence (that thing that makes people’s heads turn when you walk in the room) is more complicated than your “image”, yet it’s so simple that it almost escapes your notice.


Powerful Presence is more about being authentically YOU, comfortable in your own skin, and “present”. Completely in the moment: being YOU, right here right now – without apologies or explanations, because it’s not ABOUT you. (It’s starting to sound a lot like a really good blog…)


Your ability to be “present” with another person (let alone a roomful or stadium full of people) is completely affected by what you’re paying attention to in the moment – and if your attention is on yourself when you are with those others, there is no space for your presence.


Of course that is simply my opinion – not the “truth.” But that, as they say is a whole ‘nother Oprah – one that I hope you will stay around and explore with me.



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4 Responses to “Leaping Into 2009 with Powerful Presence”

  1. Lynne Klippel July 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

    What an outstanding ezine and powerful idea. Maia- I salute you for opening this conversation. You are a blessings and a light to the world. Hugs, Lynne

    • Thank you, Lynne!
      This blog has grown by leaps and bounds since we first started the conversation – and now has taken on a life of its own. I look forward to our conversations about it – and about the book that is in progress.

  2. Kathleen Pichola July 14, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Yea for you, you gorgeous powerful presence you!!!
    Are you working on your vacation?
    Blogging sounds so cool. I think I may be able to get into it. You had me at the word Presence!!
    See you soon.

    • Thank you for all that enthusiasm, Kathleen!
      I can tell you that blogging gets easier the more you do it – and I’m delighted to report that I finally figured out how to reply… I took awhile, so it’s even sweeter to know how to do it now.

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