There are simple and easy to action ways to boost our sense of authority, presence and gravitas at work. And by mastering them, we can quickly create influential impact.

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. 

We'll focus on:

  • Recognising the biggest stealers of our presence and gravitas — and how to banish them

  • Appearing confident and in control when delivering a verbal message, no matter how we feel inside 

  • Using body language, facial and vocal expressions for maximum impact 

  • The importance of asking the right questions 

  • Why listening can be more beneficial than talking 

  • How to be emotionally aware and manage the egos of others

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Our open, year-round learning programme brings people from across these organisations together, enriching their mindsets and skillsets, and building their networks too. We take targetted, topic specific sessions into members’ teams at their places of work; and, when required, help our members to connect with the smartest thinking from across our network in relation to specific business challenges.

Find out more about membership in this PDF, by emailing YCN Director Nick Defty or calling +44 (0)20 7033 2140.