Executive Presence Training Minneapolis, Etiquette Classes

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Dawn offers seven power-packed executive presence training programs in a format that fits your unique needs.


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*** All the programs we offer may be customized to fit your unique needs ***

Introduction to Executive Presence

Experts agree that EP is far more than leadership abilities. Yes, the ability to lead is a component. Communication is also a significant skill set and a facility for powerful, interpersonal engagement is pivotal. EP is clearly multi-faceted.

Participants discover why Executive Presence is critical to their career success.

•    Why Executive Presence
•    The 4 Pillars of Executive Presence
•    How to help others with Executive Presence
•    Case study

First Impressions

What do people think of you when they first meet you?  We are constantly judging others and being judged.  It is that first meeting with a new client, a new team member, a new boss, the first call, the first voice mail message, the first visit to your LinkedIn profile, and I am sure you can think of many other situations.  In fact, you are still making a first impression even with those you have known for a long time   Think about when you give a presentation or chair a meeting in front of your co-workers for the first time, how did you feel, what did they think?

Participants discover:

•       How first impressions are created
•       The four variables that influence first impressions
•       The impression they make on others
•       How our body can change our minds to create a powerful first impression
•       The intangibles of Executive Presence

Body Language

Our strongest impressions are conveyed visually. Unconscious facial expressions, involuntary movements and body gestures all speak louder than words. Understanding the subtleties and nuances of body language requires training in two essential disciplines, reading signals people send and managing personal non-verbal messaging.

Participants receive training in both functions – interpreting body language and controlling their own.

The 10 C’s of Body Language:
•       Consciousness
•       Correspondence
•       Clusters of gestures
•       Congruence
•       Changes
•       Concentrate (mirror-pace-lead)
•       Culture
•       Control your own
•       Connecting with a handshake
•       Connecting with eye contact

Working A Room

We will show you how to make the best use of your valuable time when attending business receptions, trade shows or conferences. We are constantly being observed from the moment we make our entrance to our point of departure. Participants will gain the confidence and comfort to successfully “work” a room with ease and poise.

•       Advance preparation
•       Making an entrance
•       Executing the perfect handshake
•       Mastering the art of introduction
•       Using eye-contact to build rapport and convey self-assurance
•       Becoming an expert at small talk
•       Remembering names
•       Handling business cards effectively
•       Effective mingling techniques
•       Food and drink savvy
•       Exiting gracefully and follow-up

Virtual Communication

As emails, voice mails and texting replace face-to-face business encounters, productive messaging becomes critical; effective connection remains paramount, in conjunction with efficiency and speed. This session covers the application of techno-etiquette to strengthen participants’ executive presence through communication and across all virtual applications: telephone, email, smartphone, video/teleconference calls, and managing Social Media – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.

•       Conveying professionalism and good conduct over the telephone
•       Recording your voicemail greeting and leaving messages on voicemail
•       Smartphone etiquette
•       Email etiquette:
Email address, email recipients, the importance of the subject line, sending attachments, length of copy,
proper reply, taking advantage of signature, grammar and spelling, structure and tone, security and
•       Social media (LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter)

Business Dress

Image is a powerful tool that relies on appearance, specifically dress and grooming. Projecting executive presence and the right impression improves both stature and reputation, with increased confidence as a byproduct. Participants in our executive presence training learn to manage and improve their image through training to develop a heightened sense of self-awareness.

  • The importance of image
  • The language of clothes
  • Your best colors
  • Tips to help you determine your style
  • Correct fit and tailoring
  • Combining patterns and fabrics
  • Age appropriate
  • Managing trends
  • Dress codes
  • Grooming
  • Do’s and Don’ts

Your Personal Brand

What is your personal brand? In simple words, your personal brand is what people say about you when you’re not around. It’s how consistent, vibrant and authentic your reputation is. The better your reputation, and the more visible it is, the more powerful your personal brand.

Participants explore:

    • First impressions others have of you
    • Your unique strengths and weaknesses
    • Your values and how you wish to be perceived
    • Your USP and interactions with others
    • How to stand out and be remembered
    • Networking and working a room
    • The art of self-promotionAdditionally, ask about trainings by JoAnne Funch to build your personal brand on LinkedIn.

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