The experience of being in a room with someone, listening to them present or engaging with them around a table, can be exhilarating or exhausting, puzzling or powerful, intimidating or inspirational. Taking control of the impact that you have on those around you can be transformative. But where do you start?
Our impact on the people we are with is based on a great many factors, including history, hierarchy, context, and personal relationships. But when it comes down to our interactions in the moment, our impact is likely to be based on just three things: the words we speak; the expressive language of our bodies in gesture and posture; and the tone, volume and pace of our voices. Verbal, Vocal, Visual: the 3V principle.
By systematically taking control of each of the 3Vs, you can take control of your impact.