A vital skill for business professionals looking to accelerate their career in the competitive world of industry, especially whilst working remotely, is the ability to progress into a more influential leader. This is especially more difficult now that most communication is done virtually.

Executive presence is the term used to describe those dynamic and confident leaders who not only perform well within their jobs but also have the ability to make a real impact among other decision-makers. The skills of an excellent leader; including how to act, speak and present effectively, can all be learned, developed and realised through good practice and self-evaluation.

Attend our specifically designed virtual training course with Communication Skills Consultant Sandie Miller to learn the traits of a powerful and influential leader, understand how to command a room virtually and how to use body language to exert your personal influence remotely.

Develop your communication skills, enhance your confidence and boost your ability to lead your team with an elevated sense of credibility. Leave with a heightened capacity to influence and inspire the people around you and have your voice heard when it really counts.


Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Course materials and resources will be distributed online to aid your learning during the day.

Through having your video screens on whilst presenting, you will gain expert feedback from our trainer Sandie Miller, on how to best engage online.

Blog: How To Achieve Executive Presence
You do not ‘just get’ executive presence, it is a skill to cultivate and build. You try not to sweat, fluster or stress in a time of a crisis; remain composed and collected in any situation. However, it is not only about having a strong presence but inspiring confidence; showing that you’re a leader to follow and have the potential for greater achievements. Find out in our blog how you can achieve executive presence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover what it means to have a powerful executive presence and how this can help further your career
  • Learn about the traits of an influential leader and how to develop your own leadership style
  • Understand how to command and hold a room when it counts
  • Know how to engage with your audience, use body language and exert your personal power and influence
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on your presence, gravitas and impact to be able to develop these skills further in the workplace
09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • A quick video tutorial will be shown on using Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will be used for delegates to introduce each other
  • Analyse the importance of first impressions and how to polish these
10:00 - 10:30

Traits of an Influential Leader

  • Explore and identify the different leadership styles and traits of a good leader
  • Learn how to actively listen and engage with your team and other senior leaders
  • Analyse the importance of first impressions and how to polish these
  • Identify the leadership style which suits you and your organisation’s culture
10:30 - 11:00

Personality and Emotional Intelligence

  • Understanding the effect of yours and others’ emotions across different, varied interactions
  • Knowing yourself and identifying your own personality traits
  • Perceiving others and how to deal with different personalities
  • Developing empathy and techniques to communicate effectively
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 13:00

Using Communication to Build Trust, Credibility, Confidence and Influence

  • Understand ways to develop trust through powerful communication
  • Develop speaking skills and assertiveness in your presence
  • Learn how to build credibility to improve personal presence
  • The importance of preparation, especially for high stakes meetings and interactions
  • Focus on clarity, confidence and authority to exert power and influence
  • How to engage with and influence a group of other senior leaders who may have competing interests
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • The trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Establishing and Executing Your Executive Presence

Work with the Trainer in a number of interactive role play activities to put the skills you’ve learned from the day into practice

  • Learn and practise how to command a room
  • Know how to conduct yourself with assurance and gravitas
  • Focus on how you act, how you speak and how you communicate through your body language
  • Reflect on your habits to develop a confident leadership style, and putting this into practice
  • The importance of continuous feedback, self-reflection and self-evaluation
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways

Sandra Miller

Communication Skills Training Consultant

Sandra Miller is a RADA-trained actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in […]

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Virtual Course

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Q: Is VAT included within the price?

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Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee. View full terms and conditions here

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent by email a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the team on 0800 014 2468 or [email protected] if it has been more than a week.