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Executive Presence _ transform into an Inspiring Speaker

Harish Walavalkar

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8 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Video 1 Body Posture

    • 2. Video 2 Voice Tone

    • 3. Video 3 Confidence (Part 1)

    • 4. Video 4 Confidence (Part 2)

    • 5. Video 5 Confidence Anticipation, with Tool explained

    • 6. Video 10 POV (Part 1)

    • 7. Video 12 Intent (Part 1)

    • 8. Video 13 Intent (Part 2)


About This Class

You may be highly talented but you also need to have "Executive Presence" to put your point across well, market yourself better, communicate and convince important stake-holders you will meet from time to time.  

Students gearing up for interviews, job-seekers, and working professionals who want to enhance their communication skills, persuasion, public speaking and presentation skills for use in crucial meetings, client interactions (selling) or high-stakes people-to-people conversations- can benefit from this course.

You will learn the skill of Executive Presence, which is a sum of 2 major components:

1.  'Impactful Communication Delivery Skills', 

2.  'Your Authenticity & Likability'.

Students will get great insights, practical tools, techniques and extremely powerful hacks which help transform quickly. The course covers:

- your Body posture,

- Voice Tone,

- Confidence,

- Preparation,

- Anticipation,

- a powerful communication tool 'Point-of-View' to grab attention and keep listener engaged for extended period of time, and

- some astonishing insights on 'Intent' to support you build your 'Authenticity' and 'Likability'...

... thus substantially building your 'Presence'.


1. Video 1 Body Posture: have a look at this. Third speakers. Tech talks are amazing, and this is because the speakers have fantastic stage presence. Delivery skills, an amazing body. Portia. There is a lot that you can learn by observing their party posture. Have a look at some of the speakers and notice their hands. Do you see a pattern? So here's a hack, which you can use, especially when you have to deliver our standard presentation. But you are a little nervous, and you don't want your audience to catch that. Your hands can easily give away the anxiety that you so desperately trying to hide. Unless you use this hack to keep them both in control, pick a cue from these that speakers. You could bring your hands at the elbow and then killed them in that position for most part of your speech, moving them gently to make settle gestures now and then, but not more. The two kids to not move your hands unless absolutely essential. Yes, you heard me right, and I understand it's completely counter into two. But do yourself a favor video. Record yourself while delivering a presentation in front of your middle, as he would normally and then video record yourself with your hands frozen in the position as used by the Fed speakers. You will see the difference when the tapes, because how amazing? Body posture from the waist up. I don't quite like the flexibility they offer to their speakers from the waist down because they do an amazing job with their body posture. Overall, and especially with the legs, you will notice that the licks from the feet to the ankle joint to the knees did the hip joint are absolutely frozen, and they almost never moved from that position the entire length off their speech. Because of this rock study posture, the nonverbals look extremely powerful. The body exceeds Pavel. It gives an illusion off a lot off confidence to your audience. Normally, a person not so confident would give away the state of their minds by those little ugly twitches. Involuntary, tentative movement of their legs and hands. But with your ankle, your knees, your hip joint locking position and your hand study, you cut out almost all of the involuntary movements that's appearing rock solid. While there is a school of part that will encourage you to move around the stage. My solution to use Cilipi a spot on the stage, keeping in mind the position of the screen, the sitting arrangements, ex cetera and then deliver your presentation, not moving from that spot. 2. Video 2 Voice Tone: what is the most powerful ingredient of communication? What do you prepare on while delivering an important presentation? How do you plan for your message? Most people begin working on the content. That is words in this course we will build on the other mysterious forces that makes your delivery powerful. Just working on the world is not enough. In fact, on will make a very strong statement. Now. It's not about what you see, but about how you say what you see. The how is much more powerful in communication than the walk. In other words, the nonverbals have much more power than the Bogle's. Mr. Client, I would like to share with you some valuable information. When can we meet Mr Klein? I would like to share with you some valuable information. When can we meet in? Which seen do you think the client is more likely to agree? Same one. What's in two? Did you notice that the words had exactly the same? So the words had exactly the same. Then what changed off course? Something changed, and whatever that thing is, it's pretty powerful because the message received by the client in all probability, is totally different. Hence the statement. How you say is more important than what you see the tone does matter. For example, if you are emphasizing on a certain word, it adds meaning bet toe that word, depending on the tone of your voice. And hence, while you're preparing on your content, you must also prepare on your tone. For example, Mr Client then could be made so that I can share with you some valuable information. In this example. The world valuable springs to life because of the tone. Here is a tool that helps you make your communication more impactful and helps grabbed the attention off the listener. 3. Video 3 Confidence (Part 1): In this video, we will discuss confident, not theory or in a motivational way, but from a practical neuroscience angle. There is a parting of the brain called the amygdala. Lack of confidence, that is diffidence could be because of your am Adela getting triggered. For example, if you're feeling no words are inches about an upcoming presentation in an important meeting, it is definitely due to the Emmick delegating triggered. So the next logical question is what causes the amygdala to trigger. While there are a few reasons known to trigger the amygdala, one of the biggest reason is uncertainty. For example, fitting butterflies in your stomach about an upcoming presentation because you are uncertain about how your audience is going to respond. Uncertainty about your environment, your technology. Will it work, not work during the presentation? What questions will the audience ask? How is my senior going to respond? My intention is good, but what if some people feel hurt and so on and so forth? Lack of experience, lack of information or knowledge, especially off the consequence or the outcome contributes to the uncertainty and hands lower confidence. One of the factor that impacts your confidence is your upbringing, your environment then and now parents, teachers, friends, community that makes you who you are confident and bold or diffident and shy. While there is nothing wrong in being modest or shy, there are times when the stakes are so high. And then there are times when it is absolutely critical for you to demonstrate a lot of confidence. For example, when you're presenting an idea or a situation. If that idea this tradition is important, but you lack confidence. How is your audience your senior going to feel confident about your proposition, which you yourself are not confident about? I hope you see the connection. This brings us to the question. Can you fake confidence? Well, while you can fake confidence, there are several neuroscience studies that have proven that we humans have a reasonable ability to catch Ah, fake. And therefore my sedition to you is Why not try to build confidence in reality rather than trying to fake it? Let us now see how you can build your confidence in the most simplest, fastest and guaranteed way. Let me tell your story. I have been coaching working professional since 2011 ever since I received my international coach Federation extradition. Since it's been a while over the years, I have got to coach a wide area of people from those at the first entry levels toe those at very senior levels, including a few CEOs. There is this one thing about the very senior people which caught my attention, their preparation. For example, a CIA was repenting for not coming quarterly town hall. Not only that, he practices entire speech and the message he wanted to give to his employees a minimum off 10 times in front of the middle. But he actually took the trouble off booking the auditorium the previous night, traveling through traffic so that auditorium that night and practicing a speech all over again it delivered that entire speech to an empty auditorium that night. So the question to you is, where is the need for CEO to do that? Why go through so much? Trouble was practicing in times in turn, but the middle not enough. Well, the reason the CEO took that much trouble was because when you rehearse your speech, let's see, four or five times the confidence starts to grow. The, uh um reduces by the time you rehearse in front of the middle 6 to 7 times you have pretty much got the hang off, your content, your speech, nor sounds floorless because of no filler words like, um, by the time you finish practicing 10 times, your body begins to relax and therefore the nonverbals make the audience perceive you as extremely confident. 4. Video 4 Confidence (Part 2): By the time you finish practicing 10 times, your body begins to relax and therefore the nonverbals make the audience perceive you as extremely confident. The reassurance that you know the content further boosts your confidence. And when you actually go to the auditorium and give most authentic your brain about, for example, the height of the stage, the location of the podium, the location off the screen, the environment, the seating arrangements with each additional data that you give to your brain, the brain becomes more and more settled, certain confident. This, in turn, reflects in your body language. Your hands your legs are now not moving tentatively. Your voice tone now becomes more stronger, more clearer. You gain complete control over your articulation and the way you present your points dust, adding to your confidence the same term. Boost your stage presence. About five years ago, I attended a training. It was 6 p.m. In the evening, and nobody wanted to go home. All of us by participants felt the trainer had fantastic presentation skills, which I now know can be turned as his executive presence, not just presentation skills. About seven months later, the trainer came back to my city and announced his next batch. I called it the trainer introduced myself and asked, Can I come in it in your book? Trouble again? I really found the information shared really valuable and that I had some crazies which probably can get answered. But I don't want to pay all over again. Can I just come and say somebody at the back and make my notes? They're trying to recruit immediately. Come, come, Harris, come. No problem. What? The day of the training came, and I happily went there. The training starts within the 1st 3 minutes. Where do I see a joke that he had cracked seven months ago? The trainer repeats that joke in the exact same way 20 minutes later, the situation that he had created seven months ago. He once again creates their situation in the exact same way 35 minutes later because of something he says, Ah, participant had asked him a very difficult question at that time. Normally, the question was so tough that anyone could have got flustered but not our man. He responded in a fraction of a second, and so beautifully that the audience applauded. Here once again, What do I see? Seven months later, he creates the conditions where somebody stands up and asks him a similar question Yet again. A similar response yet again and applause from the audience and so on and so forth for the rest of the day. I went back home that day learning a valuable lesson. It was not that this man was thinking on his feet. He was ready or a genius. It was just that this man had practiced, repeated a large number of times. To have now reached a state very appears in pronto. Through all this Vitti, a genius. This insight changed my life and I hope it changes yours too. There's one little tool can make a world of difference in your presence and therefore how others perceive you as confident are different. 5. Video 5 Confidence Anticipation, with Tool explained: In my earlier video, I shared with you the story about the CEO who not only practiced the entire speech and the message he wanted to give to his employees a minimum of 10 times in front of the middle. But he actually took the trouble of booking the auditorium the previous night, traveling through traffic to that auditorium and practicing his speech all over again. He delivered that entire speech to an empty auditorium that night. So the question to you Waas. Where was the need for the CEO toe? Take that much trouble? I was practicing 10 times in front of the middle, not enough. Well, the reason the CEO took that much trouble was because when you rehearse your speech 10 times or more and get yourself accustomed to the conditions, the ours and the arms vanish, the body begins to relax and the nonverbals make the audience perceive you as extremely confident. But there is one more reason why the CEO goes to the auditorium. Do anticipate to anticipate. So what is anticipation here is our anticipation works. The CEO goes to the auditorium and practices this speech one final time. Then he looks around the auditorium. Visualize is who the audience are and who will be sitting where. Then. He Visualize is one of the stakeholders, asking him an extremely difficult question that he Visualize is under the stakeholder and tries to anticipate what that stakeholder would do or want as a take away from his speech. Then he visualize is another tricky situation that may arise and so on and so forth it. He has a minimum off pen and precipitated difficult situations. After this, it goes back to the first point and things. What are the three different ways or options or resource is, I have to handle that situation or the question. Then he goes to the next point and things off. Three more options. Then he goes to the next point until he has answers. For all the pain anticipated, difficult situations to help you understand better. How exactly this tool works. Here is a visual. This is how the anticipation tool works. First, you take a note pad and on your note pad, anticipate as many points as you can, but my recommendation is minimum off 10. Once you have anticipated 10 points at list, then go back to the first point and think off three ways on how you can address If somebody say, for example, asks your question. Hey, Mr CEO, can you give me an evidence so your option e could be I can do this, maybe sure. Newspaper clipping or a research option. Be something else, An option c something else. And similarly, you go to the next point and then you anticipate three ways off how you can address that equity. Then you go to the next point and so on and so forth until such time that you have chances for all the 10 difficult situation. 6. Video 10 POV (Part 1): in this course, we will bring on the other mysterious forces that makes your day very powerful. While this how is more important, the walk also does matter. Of course it does. Here is a tool that helps you make your communication more impactful and helps grabbed the attention off the listener. Medal. This turtle is one of the best ways on how you can keep your audience other listener engaged Hoped. Interested for extended lengths of time. Point of view. This tool is extremely simple to understand in theory. Yet it also needs a good amount of introspection to realize the wisdom, according to the stool. Believer your communication from the other person's point of view, not your point of view. Secondly, when you are delivering the communication, make sure it is from the other person's benefit point of bill. This way you can keep the other person interested in what you're saying. If you continue to communicate without consideration for the other person's interest, surely you're going to lose them. You might even just being labeled as an inconsiderate person. You don't want others to subconsciously label us inconsiderate, isn't it? You, Mr to remember not to even attend to manipulate the other person because such an intent is easily caught by the other person, which in turn ruins your chances of making an impact through your communication. Please refer to the section on intent to understand this point coming back to the Tony point of view. Here, have some examples. Example. Lombilla, you and your colleague a communicating over coffee while your colleague loves music and is not interested in sports. You follow football. You are not a bear off your colleagues. Interest in music, not about his dislike for sports. Your subconscious brain assumes that since you like sports, everyone else does. Now, if you deliver your communication with a lot of football examples, your committee is surely going to stop listening. And before you can ignores it, his mind would have jumped with the thoughts. While you are investing a lot of energy and effort blabbering, your friend is on a different planet altogether and then somewhere using music, and suddenly you're connects. Attention is glad. What did you to see music? Tell me more about it. While you must have got in essence of the stool by now, let me give you one more example Better still, allow me to give you a little test to check your understanding. This is a real life incident that happened toe. A reputed social worker in India who was trying to help a group of underprivileged women who were living extremely difficult lives in a small village. Here is an extract from a book. On my first day in the village, I armed myself with a notebook and a pen and set out I dressed simply with no jewelry. After some time, I found a group of these ladies sitting below a tree near attempted there were chatting with each other. I went up to them. Hello. I've come here to support you. Please share with me your problems and I will write them down. It surprised me to see the David interested in talking. I put assisted. I want to help you. Please listen to me. Are you aware that there is a dangerous illness in this area that you could be exposed to? And there is no cure for this? Before I could finish the statement, one of the lady stood up and asked me to leave. Humiliated. I left and the question to you from his point of view, did the social worker communicate from her own off? From the ladies point of view, when this communication appears to be from the ladies point of view, why did this communication feel the impact? 7. Video 12 Intent (Part 1): some interesting data, which I would like to share with you on the topic of intent. Here is an interesting statement made by a neuroscientist from the University of California , Los Angeles, School of Medicine. With mirror neurons, we practically are, in other person's mind. Have a look at this statement. We create internal representations of others. Actions, sensations, emotions as if we are the ones moving, sensing and feeling. This is a remark made by a newer scientists from Italy. Probably. This is why, when somebody falls down over instant reaction is to feel the pain of the other person. This is, of course, if you are noble. If not, I guess we would find that pleasurable. One of the interesting remark complete Strangers were able to read the other person's mind with about 20% accuracy. This is from a cycle largest from the University of Excess Arlington. What are they talking about? Can this vehicle I will encourage you to do your own research and check out for yourself on the Internet Anyways, what they're saying is that we humans have something called us Mirror New Ron's. And as the world suggests, we are able to mirror what's going on in the other person's mind through our mirror New Ron's with reasonable accuracy. What this also means is that the other person would also be in a position to make a reasonable assessment of what we are thinking, hence statistically speaking while communicating with others. Our only option is to have the best of intentions in our minds for the other person because if not, then there is a reasonable chance of the other person catching over really intention. This could ruin our chances of cooperation. Have you ever experienced that while a person, when he or she is talking to you saying the right things? However, something inside you tells you that this person may not be trustworthy. Some people call this has that feeling or infusion, but it seems this might be your middle neurons in action. Similarly, a person may appear as a trick how we were you still end up liking the person. This probably could be because the intention in the mind of that person must be good. This is why trying to manipulate someone is not recommended. Una stanza. Remember that there is a chance that you might dislike a person and sometimes for many years, only to find out later that the person was actually good. Similarly, you might like somebody instantly, only to realize later for the bad person. New York Iwas Never the most. Statistically speaking, it still makes sense to just assume that whatever intention you keep in your mind, the other person can sense it. This is a safe option and if you can operate in this manner, you can never go wrong. 8. Video 13 Intent (Part 2): What kind of intention should you keep in mind? Well, that depends on the situation, and it's extremely tough for anyone to tell you exactly what kind of intention you can keep in mind in that situation. However, I can strongly recommend you are before intention that you can keep in your mind at all times. Let me tell you a story. There is this man called Matthew Record from France, who was doing his PhD in molecular biology. He visits India, where he makes some people in monks. The moms had quite an impact on his mind. He goes back to friends, completes his PhD and picks up a job. But he could never really shake off the monks from his mind. One day he gives up on the job and goes to Tibet. He turns into a monk himself. A few years later, some scientists who were studying happiness can't. I came and asking whether they can come and measure is happiness levels. Macula agrees. The scientists can igel machines to Matthew and start taking the measurements. The measurements were so hard that the scientists declared him as the happiest man on the planet. The scientists were baffled with such high readings. They asked him What were you thinking? 90 responds. I was simply wishing you all violent success in your work. There in lies an important message. Compassion. If you can foster compassion in your mind, you will find happiness. Change Main camp The next HR leader from Google. When he heard about Matthew recommended his employees to consider using compassion as a tool. His recommendation Waas that a three time you entered into a room say a meeting room. Every time you do that, you take the first step when they start in your mind. I wish you well. I wish you well and believed that this simple act of compassion will create high levels of happiness and therefore teamwork and collaboration at the work place industry. This inspired me a lot and ever since I heard about it, I have tried to build this intend in my own life. This has worked beautifully for me and I'm sure it will work for you as well