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Executive Presence Program Modules



  • Learn how to effectively use Personality Type Indicator tools.
  • Analyze feedback to identify essential unique personality attributes.
  • Understand your strengths and how to communicate them to all levels of professionals.
  • Understand the value of other people’s strengths to complement yours.
  • Understand how to develop essential win-win relationships.
  • Learn to comfortably present your strengths in every situation.


  • Internalize successful people skills as equivalent to expertise and experience.
  • Learn how to gain advantages rather than miss opportunities.
  • Actively interact with all generations, cultures and levels of professionals.
  • Visualize being recognized as a confident, consistent, courteous expert, role model and mentor.

Strengths and Gaps

  • Identify your key strengths to employ good decision-making, effective communications, conflict resolution and change management.
  • Gain grounded perspectives about others within your organization. Learn win-win strategies for crafting positive professional relationships.
  • Build business leadership expertise every day. Form efficient effective teams. Project and inspire competence and confidence.

Proactive Politics

  • Acknowledge the ongoing presence of office politics. Gain insight into how politics function in your organization.
  • Understand the implications of being sought out as an expert.
  • Discover relationships beyond the organization chart. Identify unwritten decision rules. Learn how to interpret reactions and silence in meetings. Read between the lines in email and other communications.
  • Establish an effective and productive support system to know what is really going on. Know when to speak and when to listen.


Positive Impressions

  • Learn correct business introductions for yourself and others.
  • Develop routines for remembering names. Extend a sincere handshake.
  • Become comfortable with eye contact.
  • Present and receive business cards with decorum. Establish instant rapport.
  • Develop diplomatic sensitivity to international business customs and cultures. Become aware of cross-cultural nuances within the United States.

Excellent Communications

  • Communicate clearly and respectfully within one-on-one and group settings, as well as in written formats. Review the importance of accuracy.
  • Learn principles for communicating with higher-ranking professionals, direct reports, indirect reports, business partners, clients and prospective clients.
  • Understand the qualities of your voice, the impact of a well-developed vocabulary and the effect of gestures.
  • Realize the influential roles of both formal business communications and small talk.
  • Determine the appropriate level of detail to use in oral and written communications. Develop the art of brevity.

Body Language

  • Learn how to quickly and correctly interpret other people’s body language. Recognize nonverbal clues, signals and gestures to create professional win-win situations.
  • Comprehend how your body language is perceived and what it may be revealing about you. Become aware of the messages that you can project to others.

Wardrobe and Grooming

  • Achieve a versatile style that is personally flattering and professionally rewarding both inside and outside your organization. Become aware of the messages that your clothing and grooming details can project to others.
  • Clear up the confusion between business formal and business casual. Learn what to wear when your organization’s dress code is unclear.


Business Social Skills

  • Be prepared to dine with important clients, your manager, your subordinates and the CEO. Realize your obligations as both a host and a guest.
  • Learn proper etiquette and manners. Determine where to seat yourself and others. Become an excellent dinner conversationalist.
  • Adopt correct dining rules and styles. Decipher table settings for multi-course meals.

Business Meetings

  • Become both an effective meeting participant and facilitator. Gain awareness about leveraging group dynamics. Learn techniques for getting your points across effectively and for managing momentum and closure.
  • Be prepared to engage within a variety of environments, including large and small meeting spaces, a coworker’s office and your own office.

Strategic Networking

  • Lay the groundwork for establishing and strengthening strategic business relationships. Develop persuasive networking skills, both within your organization and externally. Craft impressive but brief networking statements about yourself and your organization.
  • Learn how to optimize a networking event before, during and after the occasion. Know how to survey the crowd, approach strangers, break into a group and comfortably disengage.

Hiring Your Staff

  • Be aware of your responsibilities as an interviewer.
  • Learn to prepare and present yourself to win your candidate of choice.
  • Know details of the corporate viewpoint with regard to the position.
  • Select an excellent interviewing team.
  • Learn how you are being perceived by candidates.