Executive Presence is not just a nice-to-have skill, but a critical factor for career success and advancement. As 26% of professionals attest, possessing the ability to project gravitas, confidence, and pose under pressure can make all the difference in one's career trajectory. In fact, more than 50% of what it takes to get promoted to senior leadership roles can be attributed to executive presence."
- Center for Talent Innovation
By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...
- Articulate a clear definition of executive presence
- Identify areas for improvement in your own executive presence and develop an action plan
- Identify nonverbal cues that convey confidence and credibility
- Plan and facilitate effective meetings that convey executive presence
This CAP is for you if...
- You want to rise into a position of leadership
- You want to have influence and credibility in your leadership role
- You have been provided with feedback that you need to work on your executive presence
Growth & Learning
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field
Elevating your Executive Presence: Mastering the Five Key Elements
Insights from HTN: Gain valuable insights on the five crucial components of executive presence and learn how to enhance your presence within your organization to achieve professional excellence.
Body Language and Executive Presence
Insights from HTN: This article emphasizes the significance of body language in presentations and offers practical tips to improve it. By being intentional about your movements when presenting you can enhance your impact, build credibility, and effectively engage your audience.
Communication Techniques to Enhance Your Executive Presence
Insights from HTN: This article provides practical advice to improve communication skills and avoid common mistakes that damage executive presence. By focusing on engaging the audience, knowing their needs and interests, providing thoughtful answers to questions, and avoiding distracting filler words, speakers can enhance their credibility and effectively convey their message.
Get Feedback on Your Image from a Trusted Colleague
Insights from ECS: This article emphasizes the importance of getting feedback on personal image to effectively project the desired professional image. By communicating the desired image and asking for feedback on attire, grooming, mannerisms, personal assets, and personal branding, individuals can make intentional changes that align with their goals and enhance their executive presence.
How to Get Executive Presence
TED Talk: Learn about executive presence from Executive Coach Melanie Espeland who imparts her expertise gained from working with influential professionals across various industries. Gain valuable insights on projecting authority, confidence, and poise, and discover the key elements of executive presence that will enable you to command attention and elevate your professional impact.
Enhancing Executive Presence through Effective Team Meeting Management
Insights from HTN: Learn how to exude executive presence and run highly productive team meetings with these essential strategies. From starting meetings on time and crafting accomplishment-oriented agendas to controlling ancillary discussions, discover the key practices that will help you establish your leadership presence and drive impactful outcomes.
Put Into Practice
It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take
Define your values
Define your personal values and think about how they can embody them in your professional life. Reflect on your experiences and influences and what values you want to be known for.
Manage your personal image
Practice effective communication
Practice effective communication by improving your small group and large group communication skills, leading productive meetings, and delivering inspirational messages. Focus on key elements of communication such as tone, style, and nonverbal cues.
Schedule a call with your Executive Careers Strategist
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- Get feedback on the work you put into practice
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