Executive Presence Training

Corporate Executive Presence Training

These workshops are designed for anyone wanting to improve his or her executive presence. Employing a variety of learning methods, these informative, engaging, and interactive workshops teach participants how to become more influential leaders, deliver more compelling and persuasive messages, have more productive conversations, increase the contributions they make to their organizations, and advance their careers.

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Introduction to Executive Presence

It is no secret that we are living in a new world of work. There is a lot of noise and much that distracts us. Competition is much higher – as is the level of expectation if you want to get further in life. The most effective and efficient way to move your career forward is to have a set plan, become focused and be disciplined to work on it.

When asked to define a leader, many emphasize traits such as intelligence, expertise, determination, and vision. Studies indicate that Executive Presence may be the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers with expert leadership abilities.

The New York-based, Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) report, published in 2012, captures the essence of why Executive Presence is so critical:

“Performance, hard work, and sponsors get top talent recognized and promoted. But ‘leadership potential’ isn’t enough to lever men and women into the executive suite. Leadership roles are given to those who also look and act the part.”

Get yourself into position & learn how to play a bigger game. When you develop powerful Executive Presence, you automatically strengthen your Leadership and Personal Brand, which is a critically important foundation of success.

Benefits: Executive Presence has 3 foundational pillars or components that are interrelated. Demonstrating how each of them contribute to Executive Presence will give you the tools needed to begin your professional success.

Presence Prestige

It is nearly impossible to see yourself as others do – and yet, in every single professional interaction we are constantly being assessed, perceived and judged by others. People with authentic EP have developed their ability to understand what it is about their behavior that has other people see them as a leader, and they behave in accordance with those ideals.

Mastering professional interpersonal skills is vital to honing your Executive Presence. ‘Presence Prestige’ or Gravitas is the core characteristic of Executive Presence according to 67% of the senior executives surveyed, according to The Center for Talent Innovation 2012 Study.

Benefits: In this seminar, you will learn how to gauge your colleagues’ comfort level in any situation and how to help them feel more comfortable. When they feel comfortable, your working relationship will improve tremendously!

High Performance Practices

Every aspect of daily corporate life must be approached with consistent and appropriate behavior if your intention is to build and maintain Executive Presence.

Understanding the character and personality of your organization, work ethic expectations and interactions, behaviors, and attitudes with others are just examples of situations that require impeccable communication skills.

The best leaders among us know that these skills truly carry over into all aspects of life and use them to their advantage.

Benefits: In this seminar, you will learn why Corporate customs are important and how to consistently choose appropriate behaviors in each setting. You will also learn how to leverage your Communication Skills so you become more influential.

Meeting Strategies

Meetings are an essential part of the life of every organization and your ability to run effective meetings with your leadership skills is a critical part of your success in Executive Presence.

We have all sat through meetings that are persistently dull or monotonous and don’t seem to accomplish much at all. Unnecessary meetings are estimated to amount to $37 billion in wasted salary hours in the United States annually. Developing your leadership skills includes learning how to identify the purpose and desired outcomes of the meeting, while using the best protocol and procedures.

Benefits: By the end of the seminar you will be able to pinpoint exactly why most meetings are so ineffective and spearhead specific action steps you can take right away to make your meetings more engaging, motivational and productive.

Presentation Impact

Start communicating with brilliance. A key aspect to exuding Executive Presence is the ability to give a clear, concise and impactful presentation. In the modern corporate environment, presentation skills are integral to not only winning and keeping clients, but also to inspiring the confidence of your colleagues and managers.

Each participant is given the opportunity to demonstrate confidence when making a presentation with one-on-one coaching.

Benefits: You will learn the most important elements to making a stellar presentation and pinpoint the areas in which you personally need to improve.

Brand Yourself Professional

In a world where many highly skilled people are competing, developing integrity and purpose with congruence and alignment are essential to getting clear on your values to promote your career. Part of developing your personal brand is protecting your reputation and being vigilant about over delivering what you promise. Differentiate yourself.

The way others perceive you depends on strategically, consistently, and effectively managing your brand.

Benefits: In this seminar, you will learn how to develop and manage your Personal Brand strategically and effectively so you can leave a positive impression in the minds of others and enhance your standing in the office.

The Art of the Business Meal

Business dining etiquette and knowing how to entertain clients over a meal is an essential skill set in the corporate world. Many people believe they have good or average dining etiquette skills, yet most don’t know the finer points which allow you to emanate a strong sense of gravitas and warmth. Whether the Host or Guest, making others feel at ease is an important part in making a favorable impression.

Whether you are in need of refining your dining skills for special occasions, or constantly entertaining clients and want to appear more confident and poised, this program is for you.

Benefits: You will leave the seminar armed with a thorough understanding of Dining Etiquette and feel comfortable and secure in hosting or attending the business meal.

One First Impression

One of the most powerful communication tools is the First Impression we make on others. Understanding how first impressions are created and using the four variables outlined by researchers, will help to ensure we always make the best first impression possible.

Developing the ability to read people and interpret your initial connections with them can guide you to manage how you are perceived and the impact you make and the opinion people form of you in that very first encounter.

Benefits: A sophisticated understanding of non-verbal communication and the ability to make others feel safe in every situation are two ideals that will boost your ability to make a positive, lasting first impression.

Body Language for Leading

Good communication is the foundation of any successful relationship, be it personal or professional. It is important to recognize that our body language –facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice - speak the loudest. However, it is not uncommon for people to say one thing but indicate something completely different through their body language.

Using body language to connect, influence and instill trust is a competence that can be acquired.

Benefits: You will learn how to discern non-verbal cues when speaking with colleagues and how to control your own.

Business Networking Like a Pro

Even if you dread it, you can become a magnet who attracts people and resources if you invest the time and energy necessary to prepare for and engage in networking events.

Based on our networking experience at literally hundreds of occasions, our skill set and strategies will leave you excited to network like a pro. The payoff is developing a high functioning business network that nurtures vital relationships.

Benefits: In this seminar, participants will leave with a new networking philosophy, a solid plan for building their networks and the acumen for enhancing their relationships.

Virtual Engagement

Sometimes it can feel like there is a new mode of communication every day: texting, e-mail, voicemail, web conferencing and social media are ways company employees now communicate with each other.

All this technology comes with rules of etiquette that must be understood and respected. The goal is that every time you choose to communicate with another human being, no matter the platform, it reflects well on you.

Benefits: You will learn key “do's and don’ts” when it comes to professional virtual communication so you always present yourself in the best light.

Professional Appearance

Repeatedly, studies have shown that leadership roles are awarded to those that dress the part. The formality of the workplace dress code is frequently determined by the amount of interaction employees have with customers at their work location.

Personal appearance is an often-disregarded part of communication and presentation skills. Our vast experience as professional image consultants, offers all the tricks of the trade. By observing your corporate culture, you can learn how to dress the part of a leader in your office.

Benefits: In this seminar, you will learn why your appearance matters and how to improve other people’s perception of you instantly through your grooming, clothing and accessories.

Executive Presence Training for your Team

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See What People Are Saying About Our Executive Presence Training Programs

  • John Bachmann
    "Ginny’s materials and program are outstanding. In today’s overly casual workplace, this information is more important than ever. It sets one apart."
    John Bachmann
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Senior Council Edward Jones,
    Senior Partner Washington University in St. Louis, Trustee
  • Bill Kruse, CEO
    “Ginny’s engaging and interactive instruction style offered a delightful reminder of behavior we thought we exhibited and in some cases didn’t and some habits we thought acceptable and again, in some cases weren’t. Ginny’s very effective course reminded our team of the proper way to present our company and insure we left behind a favorable impression of Hauk Kruse & Associates.”
    Bill Kruse, CEO
    Hauk Kruse & Associates
  • Stacey Johnson
    The YEI 2 Day Seminar gave me guidance during my transition as a leader of a big team.The aspects of leading a meeting, presentation skills and body language were outstanding. I am very appreciative of my experience and plan to send my administrative team to the next training.
    Stacey Johnson
    Head Start Director at YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Kathleen Bilderback
    The Executive Presence program was fun and took direct aim at a problem that is facing every company hiring young executives.  There is an entire generation of young lawyers, and incredibly sharp professionals, that aren’t dressing appropriately and aren’t behaving in a refined manner. Typically this is because they simply don’t understand the criterion they are being judged by. Even if you’re a master at something, you can always learn more. I emphatically recommend ‘The Executive Presence Program’ at Your Executive Image, LLC.”
    Kathleen Bilderback
    Partner, Affinity Law Group, St. Louis
  • Linda Levy Katz
    What a fantastic class! This is the refrain that I heard over and over from all the attendees. You have greatly impressed all who met you and were privileged to interact with you.Thank you, again, for your generosity and leadership. It made a difference for me.  I not only will be using what I learned, I will be sharing it with others.
    Linda Levy Katz

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