Leadership Presence: Define it, Develop It, and Use It

Increase your leadership presence so that you and your messages are convincing.
Increase your leadership presence so that you and your messages are convincing.

Leadership presence


Effective leadership requires knowledge, expertise, and trustworthiness. Equally, vital to your success as a leader is how you are perceived. Increase your leadership presence so that you and your messages are convincing.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

Leadership presence


Effective leadership requires knowledge, expertise, and trustworthiness, but equally vital to your success as a leader in the way in which you are perceived.

One component of achieving leadership success is how you present yourself. Therefore, I offer my assistance for leadership presence to help you present yourself in a clear, confident, polished, and authentic manner that demonstrates leadership excellence – whether it’s to the board, executive team, senior management, staff, clients, or the public or media.

As a presentation skills consultant, executive speech coach, and speaker, I work with professionals who want to position themselves as leaders by delivering more engaging, compelling presentations, allowing them to step out in front of audiences with confidence, build their careers and businesses, and stand out as leader that they are.




What I offer


As a leader, you are always in the spotlight. Therefore, it is good to be authentic and sovereign. To constantly pretend and act instead of maintaining one’s comfort zone would be too exhausting. As a coach and trainer, I’ll help you to …

  • define your profile and position yourself.
  • know your values and priorities.
  • develop a clear strategy on how to represent yourself in your professional life
  • speak spontaneously and with credibility
  • work out your relevant strengths
  • communicate with clarity and authority
  • use convincing strategies to motivate and effect change
  • monitor your body language and eye contact
  • use your body language authentically and expressively.
  • use your voice effectively
  • present in front of different audiences and the media


What I offer in one sentence: I help you to convince as a personality and with your messages. I support you in individual sessions. And if you like, I can even help you implement all of this. 

Your coach and travel companion


Effective leadership requires knowledge, expertise, and trustworthiness, but equally vital to your success as a leader is how you are perceived. I help you to present yourself in a clear, confident, and effective manner that demonstrates leadership excellence – whether it’s to the board, executive team, senior management, staff, clients, the public, or media., in conversations and presentations.

Since 1998 I support a wide variety of people who have something important to say. I prepare them to present themselves and their offer convincingly. Before that, I was a manager with a focus on marketing. I have already experienced far too many people who thought the quality of their offer was sufficient. While I admire such honest people, it ignores reality. If you are convinced of your offer, you should also present it accordingly. The message and the messenger cannot be separated.​ That is why I am helping you so that you and your offer are convincingly presented. Benefit from my experience in marketing, psychology, and communication.

Find out more about me in my profile.

Preparation of important conversations and negotiations


Communication can be very easy. But often it is not. Sometimes we say things and then later notice from the reaction of our conversation partners that they seem to have spoken to someone completely different. I didn't say that with the best will in the world. - Or did I say that after all?

More or less consciously, conversations are about convincing other people of something - be it a special offer, your personality, a perspective, or a necessity. If this doesn't happen fast enough and above all not exactly to the point and descriptively, the person we are talking to quickly loses interest, and we lose the hoped-for opportunity. — Conversation failed.

You can let me support you in the preparation of your conversations and negotiations (to be on the safe side: no legal advice!). Find out how you and your message are perceived (arguments, body language, language, voice, and much more). I will familiarize you with effective tools and communication strategies. Develop your psychological skills, learn to stay calm, act confidently, remain authentic, and finally convince.

Preparation of important speeches and presentations


Those who do not speak are not heard, and even those who speak up are not always successful. There are a few more steps that need to be mastered.

Do you want to convince with your message and also as a personality? Then I will help you to prepare your speeches and presentations. You determine the scope. At least, I recommend a test run with professional feedback for you and your message. Then you will know how you and your content are perceived, what you should do and what you should leave out, where there is potential. Why do you want to get such helpful feedback so late after your real performance? Then it is too late for adjustments. Benefit from the advantage. My definition of luck: Preparation meets opportunity.

You can best estimate for yourself where the effort is worthwhile concerning the expected benefit. Here you will find the fees for my support (communication, psychology, language, structure, voice, body language, storytelling, rhetorical means, media such as PowerPoint and Co., etc.)

You are not in Berlin right now? Then choose meetings with me via telephone or video support. Whereby, there are quite good reasons for a trip to Berlin.

By the way, many people suffer from such intense stage fright in front of an audience and therefore their performance lags behind their possibilities. Too bad, because with my help performance in a good condition is possible. Just in case...

A good start: Professional feedback with recommendations for improvements


How convincing are you and your messages in speeches and presentations? How good are you in the 111+ most important presentation skills? I have been analyzing speeches since 1998. After evaluating 14,375 speeches and presentations, I can tell you very precisely what has which effect on which audience. Let me give you the feedback that will help you get ahead. You will receive essential feedback and recommendations, as well as the impulses you need to convince your audience in concrete situations.

Are you interested? Then you will find here the information on feedback with recommendations for improvements of speeches and presentations.

Just ask me personally


Please post any questions that may interest other readers in the comments. Are you looking for professional support?

If you are interested in coaching, training, or consulting, for organizational questions and to make an appointment, you can reach me best via this contact form (It is up to you whether you enter personal data) or by e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com). Otherwise, you may reach me by telephone at +49(0)30 864 213 68 and mobile phone at +49(0)1577 704 53 56 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00. Most of the time I am in sessions, so please leave a message with your phone number in Germany, then. Please remember to be very specific about the reason for your call. I will call you back as soon as possible. The privacy policy can be found here.

Transparency is important. Therefore, you will find answers to frequently asked questions already here, for example about me (profile), the services, the fees, and getting to know me. If this suits you, I look forward to working with you.






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In the glossary, you will find information on common and not-so-common terms related to strategic communication. Communication science, marketing and psychology complement each other. Where the glossary and article end, the work with me begins. I make sure that you and your message are convincing - in conversations and presentations.

Ask me! If you can not find what you are looking for, send me a message. Maybe I write an article about it.

Glossary Karsten Noack Training & Coaching Berlin

Published: March 25, 2008
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: February 21st, 2022
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