I’m a big fan of Lee Glickstein, who teaches “Relational Presence” through his work with Speaking Circles International. I’ve taken his trainings and participated in a Speaking Circles Study Group for several years. His process has removed my fear of public speaking, enhanced my ability to authentically connect with an audience, and boosted my confidence as a relational leader.
Relational Presence is all about inviting connection rather than trying or forcing it. It’s a “state of receptivity without agenda or effort.” From my experience, it’s a powerful way to relate to another human being, whether one-on-one or when you are speaking to a group.
Some resources on this for you:
ARTICLE: How to Redirect Performance Pressure to Engage Your Audience, by Lee Glickstein
BOOK: Be Heard Now!
Let me know about your experience with relational presence!