Executive Presence: Style, Substance and Character

"Very good course. The practical aspects to the course and the direct and constructive feedback was really useful in helping build confidence and improve.”

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Some people possess a seemingly innate quality that makes others gravitate towards them, to instantly inspire trust and confidence and generally be liked straight away. But what exactly is it that gives them this stand-out presence?

According to the three dimensions of executive presence, one needs to have style, substance and character in order to command presence. These refer to the first impressions you make, your genuineness and your charisma.

Featured in our Leadership and Management series, the Executive Presence: Style, Substance and Character course will look at the importance of building a presence as well as identifying the skills needed to create your own personal “wow” factor.

Key features of the programme include:

  • Confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness
  • Speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation
  • Grooming: Authentic, but appropriate for the environment.

Designed for:

This course is suitable for Senior Executives or anyone who aspires to be a Senior Executive.

Learning outcomes:

Delegates will develop a personal action plan which will help them develop their own executive presence further, as well as gaining confidence with their own style, substance and character. 



10:00 - 16:00


£695 + VAT


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