Executive Presence

Can you command a room? Do people stop and listen when you speak? Do you project gravitas?

The skills that fuel an effective professional meeting or presentation go beyond knowing how to assemble a PowerPoint deck or crafting and delivering concise talking points. Fundamentally, effective leaders know how to connect with their audience such that their message is readily understood, respected, and remembered.

Our Executive Presence workshop shares the building blocks for creating that connection. It helps your leaders project gravitas and conduct highly effective meetings and formal presentations.

Participants learn concepts developed at leading universities, as well as by Consensus, and used by business leaders, diplomats, sales and business development executives, and other Consensus clients in a variety of professional contexts. They experience a paradigm shift about what constitutes a successful meeting or presentation, and they develop a variety of skills that contribute to that success, including building rapport with the audience.

Our Executive Presence workshop is high-energy and hands-on. It combines theory with practice, using a mixture of lecture and exercises to drive the learning, including customized simulations that recreate the contexts and challenges they face as a group, as well as on individual bases. The use of videotaping (optional), allows participants to gain even greater awareness of their personal presentation style, how they are perceived by others, and how they can get even better.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand what constitutes executive presence
• Improve awareness of how non-verbal cues affect interpersonal discourse
• Recognize the importance of balanced conversation
• Uncover what is most important to your audience
• Be prepared to handle difficult questions from one’s audience

Learning Components:
• Experiencing a mental shift about how to connect with an audience
• Setting the stage for an effective presentation
• Understanding presentation pitfalls
• Surfacing and addressing the audience’s interests
• Presenting and framing your ideas
• Handling difficult questions

Executive Presence workshop

Why do clients prefer Consensus leadership workshops?


Customized for your audience

Integrated coaching

Diverse topics

Audience-specific case-studies

Role-play simulations

High energy & fun

Immediately actionable

Bottom-line focused

Program Lengths:
1 workshop to 8 months

Here’s how a Leadership Learning Journey works:

1. After discussing your goals for the initiative, we assess what improvement opportunities exist on the group level and on individual-participant bases. This includes structured interviews with stakeholders and participants, as well as personality and motivation testing.
2. We review our assessment results and proposed program design with you; we then integrate your feedback into a final design. Similarly, we create development plans with coachees and collectively share those plans with their managers.
3. We deliver a series of customized skill-building workshops, complemented by one-on-one coaching sessions to your participants; the number, length and duration of coaching sessions are tailored to meet individual needs.
4. Throughout, we track results against the goals and opportunities defined at the outset, and fine-tune accordingly; we conduct post-coaching assessments and jointly explore ongoing development goals with you
Contact us

Contact Consensus to discuss how our fully-customized Leadership Development solutions can help you meet your learning objectives and participant needs.
(212) 391-8100


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