Thought Leadership = Expertise + Idea + Storytelling
We've all been in those meetings where someone exudes an indefinable 'something' that commands attention. When they speak, everyone listens. When they lead, everyone follows. What is this elusive quality? It's called executive presence.
But here's the thing: Executive presence doesn't simply materialize overnight. Nor is it the exclusive domain of the naturally charismatic. It's an art that can be cultivated, and one of the most powerful tools for doing so is honing your presentation skills.
Presentation skills are more than just about giving a well-crafted speech or PowerPoint presentation. They are about communicating effectively, whether it's a one-on-one conversation, a team meeting, or a keynote speech in front of hundreds.
Effective leadership communication is not a luxury, it's a necessity. In the current business climate, your team's ability to communicate ideas clearly, persuade effectively, and exhibit strong executive presence can be a game-changer. It can empower your leaders to inspire their teams, make better strategic decisions, and succeed in external interactions like sales and negotiations.
Here at Speaking Your Brand, we are experts in helping you develop the clarity and confidence you need to communicate your ideas, get buy-in, and move your audience to action.
What you want to do:
- communicate your ideas clearly
- be seen as a thought leader in your company and industry
- make your presentations more impactful & memorable
- uplevel your delivery and executive presence
- boost your confidence
Trainings can include:
- persuasive storytelling
- creating impactful presentations
- engaging your audience
- delivering with confidence
- executive presence
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Why Presentation Skills Matter in Building Executive Presence
Clarity and Articulation
The ability to express your thoughts and ideas clearly is a cornerstone of executive presence. It's not just about what you say, but how you say it. Presenting with clarity and confidence signals to your audience that you know your stuff and are confident in your role.
Persuasion and Influence
Leaders need to rally people around a common goal. To do this, you must be able to influence and persuade. Effective presentation skills include the art of persuasion, helping you to win over stakeholders, motivate your team, and champion your ideas with conviction.
Engagement and Connection
Building rapport with your audience is crucial to your executive presence. A great presenter knows how to engage the audience, create a connection, and foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
Resilience and Adaptability
Not every presentation will go as planned. How you handle these moments can either bolster or undermine your executive presence. Masterful presenters are resilient, adaptable, and can think on their feet.
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From our first consult call, Tammy Lally's powerful insights into talking honestly and openly about "money shame" so moved me that I knew her message was an idea worth spreading.
The immediate and dramatic reactions from reviewers let us know that the work we had done together would get results.
Her TEDxOrlando talk was so well received that it was selected by the TED organization to be showcased on their home page (only about 50 out of 25,000 TEDx talks are selected for the home page each year). Since August 2018, Tammy's talk has had over 2 million views.
"Carol’s process of storytelling is compassionate and smart. With her guidance, I was able to take my story and turn it into a powerful idea worth spreading on the TEDx stage. We all need people to guide us to our greatness. Carol is one of those people.” - Tammy Lally
"Carol Cox is one of the best speaking coaches out there.” - TED Organizer Alex Rudloff
So motivating listening to Carol Cox about 'Speaking Your Brand' at our event. As business leaders we need to connect with our clients and audience from an emotional standpoint. Emotion drives action and our 'WHY' builds trust and rapport!"
— Aimee Lloyd, Chief Marketing Officer; Member of Florida Executive Women
I did it. I faced my fear of public speaking to share not only my story of my journey into the abyss of physician burnout but also my new framework for ways forward.
Thank you to Speaking Your Brand for helping me with the framework, story integration and layout of my talk.
I am grateful to you for being such great coaches and facilitating the emergence of breakthrough after breakthrough.
— Charmaine Gregory, M.D., Speaker & Workshop Facilitator on Professional Burnout