Presence and Gravitas, with Catherine Allison
There are simple ways to boost our presence and gravitas at work. And, as we'll explore with communications expert Catherine Allison, once mastered — we'll enjoy more impact in all kinds of contexts.
Gravitas, a sense of 'weight or authority', is often thought as a natural ability — something you've either got or you haven't.
But with practice, and by understanding our inner voice (and where the volume knob is), we can all boost our sense of gravitas — and quickly elevate our sense of presence, feeling more confident to communicate and with a heightened sense of authority.
And there’s much we can learn from others too, defining the specific behaviours of those who seem to carry themselves with a perpetual state of confidence — and thinking how we could authentically channel a bit more of that ourselves.
What we'll cover:
• Recognising what steals our presence and gravitas
• Demonstrating confidence and control
• Using body language for maximum impact
• Knowing (and controlling) our inner coach and inner critic
• The power of the pause
• Managing the pace of our communication
How the session will be structured:
Warmly led by Catherine — we'll work through an energising blend of discussion, practical application and reflection as a group. There will be a couple of smaller breakout group exercises, in which you'll be invited to experiment and share with other participants.
Any questions about the session?
Just drop us a line and we'll quickly get back to you.