15 Ways To Create An Air Of Power
1- Play hard to get
A powerful man is never easily accessible. People must always go through his assistants to reach him. Therefore, always have someone else, such as a secretary, screen your calls. You can even screen calls yourself with an answering machine. In fact, never answer the phone. Always take messages.
2- Hire an assistant
A powerful man always has an assistant who takes care of his day-to-day tasks (scheduling, callbacks, mail, ticket and restaurant reservations, memo writing, etc.). An assistant gives you more time to deal with important business matters, and also catches the flak from complainers, so you don’t have to.
3- Have a busy schedule
A powerful man is never idle. He has important matters to attend to, and influential people to see. He can’t meet with everyone who wants to see him.
Think of yourself as a classy restaurant or a popular nightclub. Getting in such places is supposed to be difficult. Create artificial line-ups and make people wait.
4- Attend important events
Power involves being present at important functions. These include tradeshows, conferences, dinners, and seminars. Such events are good places to network with other leading men and to make your own status known. For more of an effect, occasionally send your assistant to fill in for you and network on your behalf. Make sure they’re trustworthy.
5- Associate with powerful people
Who you know says a lot about who you are, and powerful men know other powerful men. Getting to know as many CEOs, politicians, celebrities, and media people as possible, if even at a local level. These are people who can do things for your career that ordinary folks can’t.
6- Be selective in your projects
A powerful man has a keen eye for good ideas. He’s picky about which projects deserve of his attention. Don’t accept or be a part of every new idea thrown your way. Show extreme precaution in your endeavors.
7- Have a nice office