Build your ability to connect with your audience and convey your ideas in a clear and resonant way. Create meaningful connections between you and your audience to build momentum and buy-in.
Course Duration, Description, and Benefits
Duration: 2.5 hours (Approximately 90 minutes of video lessons and 60 minutes of exercises)
Compelling executive presence relies upon your ability to connect with your audience and convey your ideas in a clear and resonant way. This course teaches you how to create meaningful connections between you and your audience. The tools and techniques covered in class help you be more authentic and comfortable in a variety of situations.
In this course, you’ll learn and apply an integrated framework covering all aspects of executive presence. The course covers:
- Techniques for getting present in the moment
- Ways to help you more easily be your authentic self
- Tools and techniques for connecting with your audience
- Approaches for getting your audience to connect with your content
- Methods for getting momentum for your ideas
Throughout the course, you’ll be introduced to concepts and techniques for being more authentic, connecting more effectively with your audience, and being more comfortable in front of audiences from 1 to 1,000.
The course consists of instructor-introduced concepts, practical application exercises, and supporting materials.
The target audience for this course is any manager, senior leader, or executive looking to learn more than clichéd “do this/don’t do that” presentation platform skills to focus on the true techniques required for demonstrating executive presence: getting present, getting authentic, getting connected, and getting momentum. The course benefits are:
- More compelling leadership presence and personal brand
- An improved ability to achieve audience buy-in
- An expanded toolkit to connect audiences to content
- Increased audience involvement and support for your ideas
Instructors: Mike Lynn and Rob Salafia
Mike Lynn has been helping people learn for 25 years. His experiences span informal and formal training, extensive delivery and facilitation, one-on-one coaching, virtual learning and training management. He has run the training function for a 300 person global consulting firm, served as the local office learning manager for the Midwest office of McKinsey & Company, trained extensively on professional skills, communications, and problem solving. He served numerous clients in an individual coaching capacity. At McKinsey & Company he focused on training and individual coaching on a wide range of communications topics, and then broadened his role to focus on problem-solving skills, management, team development, and MBTI. Mike was responsible for leading training programs for new consultants and engagement managers. Mike is a principal at thoughtLEADERS where he leads training on communications, chart design, problem solving, and executive presence.
Rob Salafia combines decades of experience as a top leadership development executive with a well-established career in the performing arts. He helps leaders build emotional and narrative intelligence and share vision and strategy in a compelling and relevant way. He’s the author of Leading from Your Best Self. For the first half of his career Rob was a performing artist where he traveled the globe delivering his unique, one-person variety show. Rob is a lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management and a member of the coaching cadres for MIT’s Sloan Fellows, AMP and EMBA Programs. He also cultivated a lasting partnership with Harvard Business School resulting in the integration of experiential programming within the Harvard MBA curriculum and Executive Education Leadership Programs serving thousands of global leaders. Rob is a principal at thoughtLEADERS where he leads training on executive presence.