Remember when in school teachers used to take attendance? Perhaps some of you are still in school having your attendance taken. Perhaps you're a student of Ulpan La-Inyan in one of our client schools and you're having your attendance taken by our very teachers...
In any case, in Israel, one's presence in a class - or his/her attendance record - is called נוֹכְחוּת (noh-kheh-KHOOT).
Likewise, one can have נוכחות on stage or at an event. For instance, לְבִנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ יֵשׁ נוֹכְחוּת כְּשֶׁהוּא נוֹאֵם (le-veen-yah-MEEN neh-tahn-YAH-hoo yesh noh-kheh-KHOOT ke-she-HOO noh-EHM) - Benjamin Netanyahu has presence when he speaks (publicly).
The Biblical Hebrew root, נ.כ.ח (n.k.kh), means in front of.