Mr. Dan Spainhour Episode #27

By Andrew Marotta

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Sunday, December 10, 2017…
Blog #27: Education Leadership & Beyond: Surviving & Thriving with Guest Dan Spainhour.
Education Leadership and Beyond: Surviving & Thriving with Andrew Marotta

Podcast #27 – aired Saturday 12/9/17…
9am live or on the app anytime country 107.7 WDLC, 106.9 WYNC, Wall Radio, and Pocono 96.7.

Presence! What do you think of when you hear this word? This leadership quality? What is your presence? At your job, when you speak in public, or even in your own family? I learned a lot about presence when reading the Coaching & Leadership Journal organized by Dan Spainhour of the Leadership Publishing Team.

Dan, who is this week’s guest on Ed Leadership & Beyond, writes about the book Presence: Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges written by Harvard Business Professor Amy Cuddy.

Dan highlights four major points about having presence from the book:
#1: Believability: being authentic & genuine. Having clarity in your communication.
#2: Being confident: not defensive, cocky or arrogant–Being able to let your guard down, accept criticism, & you don’t have to act as you know all the answers.
#3: Your verbal and non-verbal behaviors should synchronize with one another–when you are telling a happy story, these feelings should reflect in your body language.
#4: Stories–believe in your own stories. Become a great story teller. Tell them with passion and from the heart.

A friend recently interviewed for a position and there was a question about time management. She told the panel the story of Roger Bannister and how she can best manage her time also: Roger Bannister was the first person to break the 4 minute mile. He trained and did this while studying in medical school. He trained only for a short time each day: How? He skipped a different class each day–It’s not the time you put in, it’s what you put into the time! Become a great storyteller, whether they are yours or someone else’s. Practice them and tell them over and over.
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Check out Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on Presence:
Amy Cuddy: Presence

Thank you for reading & tuning in. Be bolder and show your presence!
Go out and change the world for the better.