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Become the leader you always wanted to be.
Become the leader you always wanted to be.
The Three Pillars of Executive Presence
The Three Pillars
Executive Presence is built on three pillars: Your style, your substance, and your character.
Style is the 'how of your communication'. This section will talk about the simple techniques you can master to display your confidence, enthusiasm, and ease.
Audience is a Mirror
New research points to something important. We are wired to connect with, learn from, and be affected by the people around us.
Mind/Body Connection is a Two Way Street
The mind-body connection is a two-way street. Feeling self-assured leads to open body language and a confident voice.
Energy is the key to delivering your message in a way that stimulates the people around you.
We have a massive vocal range at our disposal but much of the time we use only a tiny percentage of it.
Functional MRI’s reveal that simpler language stimulates more parts of the listener’s brain than typical business waffling.
Breath couldn’t be more important in our ability to communicate. It not only keeps us alive but is the fuel for a confident sounding voice.
Clarity, Articulation, Projection, Pace
One of the clearest signals of your presence as a leader is the vocal clarity of your message: your projection, your pace, and your articulation.
Eye Contact and Body Focus
'Always look them in the eye'. We associate relaxed and sustained eye contact with people who are telling the truth.
Body Language, Posture, Gestures, Stillness
According to psychologist Albert Mehrabian, 55% of the impact of your communication is based on how you look.
Practice and Preparation
We’ve all heard the saying 'practice makes perfect'. But in this case, perfection isn’t the goal. Authenticity is…
Character is the foundation of your presence. It’s the sum total of you: your values, beliefs, talents, and formative experiences.
Authenticity is important because if we're all style, and no substance, some might say we are just an 'empty suit'.
Emergence Arc 1 - Victories
The path to leadership is rarely a straight line. It’s full of twists and turns, highs and lows, triumphs and challenges. This is called your Emergence Arc.
Emergence Arc 2 - Setbacks
Failure should be our teacher but it can be painful to look closely at. But reframing and communicating your failures can have unexpected benefits.
When the going gets tough, we’re often fighting or fleeing and may not be in alignment with our values, as we simply try to survive the situation.
Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are all in Harmony.”
In this section we’ll talk about the importance of Storytelling, and how to Structure a story in a way that is engaging and inspiring.
This is a very hot topic in business right now. The ability to turn your message into a compelling Story is key to influencing or inspiring others to act.
This film looks at some tools that will help make the story even more engaging: Sensory language, Emotional language, and I-Present Language.
We have to know how to listen, when to stop talking and when to take the focus off ourselves and put it onto the other person.
Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes and to identify with the feelings they may have, and adapt your message accordingly.
Presence in Action
All the skills and exercises in this course are designed to build a foundation of self-awareness, self-confidence, and authenticity.
Thank of a leader who had a positive impact on your life, personally or professionally. How did they make you feel and what did they do to make such an impact?
Meet our expert instructors who are featured in these videos to take you on your personal learning journey. They have written and designed this course using their extensive experience to provide you with actionable learning takeaways.
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