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
Wednesday 16 June
9:30am11:00am UK time

There are simple and effective ways to boost our sense of authority, presence and gravitas at work. And by doing so we can 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 session, led by communication trainer and trained actress Catherine Allison, is all about getting to grips with the idea of gravitas and getting more of it into our day-to-day doings.

Session instructor Catherine Allison on aspects of gravitas

What we'll cover:

• Recognising the biggest stealers of our presence and gravitas — and how to banish them
• Appearing confident and in control, no matter how we feel inside
• Using body language, facial and vocal expressions for maximum impact
• Knowing our inner coach and inner critic
• The power of the pause

How the session will be structured:

Led by Catherine, you'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.

Wednesday 16 June
9:30am11:00am UK time

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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.

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More from Catherine on screen

If you enjoyed the short video with Catherine above, you'll find more to learn from at the Gaining Gravitas topics page.

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