Leadership Presence: Practical Training in Projecting Warmth and Strength and the Science Behind It
John Neffinger, Partner, KNP Communications
Professor Adam Galinsky, Management Division, Columbia Business School
What gives some leaders the charisma, magnetism, or stage presence to connect with an audience? How is it that some managers radiate strength and warmth whereas others (equally competent and concerned) come across flat? Much of this hinges on the person's expressive behavior, in particular nonverbal behavior. Politicians and executives preparing for public roles typically seek training in "leadership presence" from communications specialists. Approaches based on acting techniques are helpful for projecting strength and warmth in one's voice, cadence, stance, gestures, and facial expression. This workshop gives you an opportunity to sample this practical training in techniques for self-presentation and to learn the research evidence behind how such techniques work. John Neffinger of KNP Communications will lead the "practice" component, drawing on their experience training members of Congress and Fortune 100 executives. Professor Adam Galinsky will lead a briefer "research" component, drawing on his own research linking mind, body, and behavior. This will be followed by a Q&A with both the practice and science experts about related topics.
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