Speaking Lesson from Kevin Durant: Be Present
What does it mean to have presence? Executive presence? Leadership presence?
The answer is simple. Presence is the ability to be fully present with the people in the room and with the message you are delivering.
So what does presence look like?
His words are moving and inspirational. His delivery is quietly powerful. But what really makes this speech so memorable is the way Kevin Durant is so fully in the moment. He speaks directly to his each of his teammates and to his mother. You can tell he feels the words. He is present. And his presence earns our utmost respect.