Christiane St. Amour-Rivard talks about Leadership Presence

Christiane St. Amour-Rivard talks about Leadership Presence

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At Corporate Class we partner with your organization to provide customized Leadership Presence training. So your champions – employees and executives with the most potential – develop as genuine leaders. We take your high-potentials And train them to perform at peak levels. So they can achieve personal and team success and reach organizational goals. Like Olympians or elite athletes we develop, train and coach your corporate champions to become your future leaders. Let us show you how we can transform high potential into exceptional performance.

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Jim Olson talks about Board Presence

Jim Olson

Jim Olson talks about Board Presence

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As a C-Suite professional in my corporate career and now as a Board Member I know even seasoned professionals require training so they can interact effectively with their corporate Boards.

At Corporate Class we prepare senior leaders to excel in the high-powered world of corporate Boards.

We train senior leaders to understand the Board’s dynamics, their practices and protocols and the expectations of their members.

We help leaders avoid missteps and make the most of these brief presentation opportunities.

Handled with care and preparation, a meeting with the Board of Directors can make all the difference and mark the beginning of your transition to the next level.

Learn more about this milestone training:
Contact Corporate Class for the details.

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Barry Kuntz talks about Working A Room

Barry Kuntz talks about Working A Room

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At Corporate Class, we show you how to work a room. Because working a room is very important to Executive Presence. Whether attending a meeting, a business lunch or an industry conference that’s where impressions are made relationships forged and ideas sold.

Learn how to say anything to anybody at any event with comfort poise and ease – We’re Corporate Class,

Let us show you how to master working any room.

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Executing the Perfect Handshake

Perfect Handshake Video

Executing the Perfect Handshake

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A perfectly executed handshake announces Executive Presence. How we shake hands communicates who we are and how we feel about ourselves and the people we meet.

Today, we’re going to discover how to execute the perfect Executive Presence handshake. In business situations, the handshake is the most acceptable form of touch. Please stand and shake hands.

Now, let’s see where Tom went wrong.

No eye contact. Tom didn’t make eye contact with Michelle

Shaking with both hands. Tom incorrectly used the two-handed “glove handshake.”

And finally, from the expression on Michelle’s face, Tom squeezed too tightly.

Now, let’s learn how to execute the perfect handshake using the Executive Presence 4-step technique.

Step 1: Extend your right hand and get ready to connect, while making eye contact. Keep your thumb up and fingers straight, so you fully grasp the person’s hand.

Step 2: With your hand in a horizontal position, connect with the other person’s hand web-to-web.

Step 3: Shake only twice, by moving your forearm from the elbow down.

Step 4: Now release.

Perfect! Now, once more on your own time. Perfect – keep practicing!

Executive Presence means more than a perfect handshake – it’s NOT just business etiquette – or looking and acting the part.

It is far more than skills, ability, and talent. Executive Presence combines leadership, communication and engagement expertise in a powerful mix – leading to continuous upward mobility.

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Self-Introduction

Self Introduction Video

Self-Introduction

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An assured self-introduction conveys an impression of Executive Presence. It is a necessary prelude to conversation when people first meet.

Your own self-assured introduction provides an immediate return on investment and plays an essential role in advancing your business relationships.

The way you introduce yourself sets the tone of a relationship. Okay Tom, you’re at a company function, you see Michelle and you approach her to introduce yourself.

Heeey.  How you doin’? I’m Tom.

Heeey.  How you doin’? I’m Tom.

Heeey.  How you doin’? I’m Tom.

The self-introduction is your opportunity to present a polished and professional image. It works in harmony with your handshake. Now, let’s see how Tom scored.

No handshake. Tom should have extended his hand and initiated a handshake.

No full name. Tom should have given his first and last name.

No details about himself. Tom should have provided some brief details. What do you want people to know about you? Make it relevant to the event.

Even in today’s more casual business atmosphere, your introduction creates a powerful first impression.

So Tom, as you approach Michelle, get ready to shake hands as you give her your full name, your department and some relevant background information about yourself. And this time, do it at a leisurely pace.

Hi, I’m Tom Preston with the IT department. I work with Pat Stern and if you need any tech assistance, I’m the one you’ll be calling.

That was great, Tom. Now you’re on your way to developing the first stage of your Executive Presence skills.

Executive Presence means more than a perfectly conducted introduction – it’s NOT just business etiquette – or looking and acting the part.

It is far more than skills, ability, and talent. Executive Presence combines leadership, communication and engagement expertise in a powerful mix – leading to continuous upward mobility.

Executive Presence:
Neither Exclusive nor Elusive™
It can be learned!

For more info: 416-967-1221
Or email: michelle@corporateclassinc.com

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