Executive Presence for Strategy/Initiative Pitches
What you'll learn
- You'll learn how to be more powerful and respected when pitching in the boardroom or speaking to executives
- You'll learn techniques to increase your credibility, authority and likability with other executives
- You'll learn how to leverage your subcommunication, body language and other elements for higher-quality pitches
- You'll learn what types of behaviors make you be more respected and memorable when pitching in the boardroom, and which weaken you
- You don't need any prior knowledge (naturally, knowledge of communication/presentations will help, but is NOT required)
EXECUTIVE PRESENTATIONS REQUIRE EXECUTIVE PRESENCE
Being an executive or senior leader is not all perks, titles and BMW leases.
In fact, one of the hardest parts is presenting.
Specifically, obtaining support in the boardroom.
It may be for an innovative initiative, to request a higher budget, or to suggest a revamp of a department or process.
And any executive worth their salt knows that objections will come. From anybody and for any reason.
Therefore, knowing how to properly present is essential.
One of the most important aspects of boardroom pitches is "executive presence".
It's hard to define, but it's a specific combination of being memorable, respected, liked, listened to.
Throughout my career, I've coached dozens of executive and distilled the major principles in this course.
Let's cover how you can attain excellent executive presence.
LET ME TELL YOU... EVERYTHING
Some people - including me - love to know what they're getting in a package.
And by this, I mean, EVERYTHING that is in the package.
So, here is a list of everything that this course covers:
What are the nine key pillars of executive presence, and the importance of each;
How to cultivate initiative. Why being known for doing more, putting in the effort, as well as taking initiative in terms of dealing with objections and convincing others all make you more present;
How to cultivate your appearance. Why your actual image, your credentials, your association with reputable institutions and your behavior in the face of high-status executive all count in terms of being more present;
How to cultivate salience and vision. Why both standing out in the pitches you make, as well having a strong vision of the future for your initiatives both make you a better and more respected communicator;
How to cultivate transparency. Why sharing small flaws or your personal emotions doesn't set you back, but actually helps you in terms of making you more authentic, more liked and more respected;
How to cultivate harmony. Why not being in a state of fighting yourself, and having complete alignment of your internals and externals all counts to make your pitches flow more and to make you seem more natural and without flaws;
How to cultivate grace under fire. Always keeping decorum in the face of attacks or stabbings, and why that makes you seem more powerful and respected;
How to cultivate rigidity. Why making more specific demands, or tolerating less from others all serve to make you more memorable and respected, in your communications, and in general as a person;
How to cultivate intellectual honesty. Why sharing the truth, including small problems and inconvenient details, even if they are against you, is actually refreshing and makes you more authentic, resulting in others liking you more;
How to cultivate tension and selectiveness. Why curating your words and actions, instead of rambling on, makes both your pitch and you in general more respected, more present, and makes others question you less;
MY INVITATION TO YOU
Remember that you always have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there is no risk for you.
Also, I suggest you make use of the free preview videos to make sure the course really is a fit. I don't want you to waste your money.
If you think this course is a fit and can take your knowledge of how to protect yourself from manipulation to the next level... it would be a pleasure to have you as a student.
See on the other side!
Who this course is for:
- You're an executive who is already a good presenter, but wants to take it to the next level
- You're any senior leader who wants to be more respected and seem more credible when presenting
I have what could be considered an unconventional background as a coach. I don’t come from psychology or medicine. In fact, I come from tech. I created two tech startups that reached million-dollar valuations, backed by the MIT-Portugal IEI startup accelerator, afterwards becoming its Intelligence Lead.
After years of coaching and mentoring startup founders on talent management, emotional management, influence and persuasion, among other topics, I started being requested by executives and investors, like venture capitalists, with more complex, large-scale problems.
After years of doing executive work, I started specializing in coaching asset management professionals. With the signing of my first fund manager/CIO clients, I started adapting my performance and influence techniques for purposes such as talent management for PMs and analysts, fundraising from allocators, effective leading a team, and properly assessing talent for compensation/promotion/allocation increases.
I currently provide performance coaching and influence/persuasion coaching for executives and asset management professionals, mostly but not limited to purposes like managing people, leading and closing sales/capital commitments.