Presence and Gravitas, with Catherine Allison

Presence and Gravitas, with Catherine Allison

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause." — Mark Twain
Personal Effectiveness
Thursday 15 June
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

There are simple and effective ways to boost our sense of authority, presence and gravitas at work. And — as we'll practically and collaboratively explore in this session — when we've mastered them, we'll enjoy more confidence and impact, virtually and in-person.

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, we can all boost our sense of gravitas — and quickly elevate our sense of presence in all kinds of contexts, feeling more capable to communicate with greater confidence and with a heightened sense of authority.

This popular, punchy session — led by communication trainer and trained actress Catherine Allison is all about getting to grips with the idea of gravitas and immediately getting more of it into our day-to-day doings.

What we'll cover:

• Recognising the biggest stealers of our presence and gravitas
• Demonstrating confidence and control
• Using body language, facial and vocal expressions for maximum impact
• Knowing (and controlling) our inner coach and inner critic
• The power of the pause

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.

Who the session's for:

Anyone who wants to boost their sense of authority, presence and gravitas in virtual and real-world contexts — and put new tools into play right away.

Thursday 15 June
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

Catherine's a real expert on the topic and her passion for it really shone through.

Rebecca, Lush Cosmetics

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Supporting resources

To support the session you'll also get access to bitesize, and video based resources to help you revisit and deepen your learning.

Bring this session to your team

We can deliver this session directly into teams, virtually or in-person — adapted as needed to your cultural cues and development priorities.