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Actors, singers, orators, all performers, have to learn to master Presence so that its integration of voice, posture and diction can carry the creative, empathetic and authentic elements of the performance to all parts of a performing space. But the principle applies to leaders too. A client recently told me that one of his mentors had told him that the most important thing in becoming a leader was abdominal breathing. It was the source of his composure.  Leaders are looked at; they are listened to (though not always heard); they are sensed. Even in the quietness of a meeting or a personal development session or a team strategy meeting, the leader’s Presence is the power that will carry her or his inner inspiration across to others.