Building Your Professional Presence

Author: Annette Nellen

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

Your professional presence affects how colleagues, subordinates, superiors, clients, and potential clients react to you, respect you, trust you, and respond to you. Leadership is enhanced by professional presence. This on-demand course reviews skills that enhance one’s professional presence and offers tips for building that presence.

Publication Date: March 2021

Designed For
Those seeking to enhance personal and professional skills and develop a plan for improvement to help advance their leadership skills, improve relationships with clients and others, and increase confidence.

Topics Covered

  • Relevance of professional presence
  • Defining professional presence
  • Assessing your professional presence
  • Improving your professional presence
  • To develop a plan for building your professional presence

Learning Objectives

  • Identify skills and traits that enhance professional presence
  • Identify how personalized leadership is characterized
  • Differentiate intrapersonal and interpersonal skills
  • Identify soft skills (empowerment skills) and their importance to your professional presence
  • Describe the "pushing your chair" analogy
  • Recognize which questions are most appropriate to ask yourself to assess your strengths and weaknesses
  • Recognize how to create a plan for enhancing your professional presence


Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Personnel/HR (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

Registration Options
Regular Fee $62.00

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