Upcoming Event 21st March: The Executive Presence Masterclass
  • Communication Skills

    Great leaders connect authentically on both an intellectual and emotional level to motivate and inspire others toward a desired outcome. This is the essence of leadership presence.

Virtual Presence Fundamentals

Are your early career professionals ready to be added to the leadership pipeline? Virtual Presence Fundamentals helps your entry-level and early career professionals build foundational presence skills that will serve them throughout their careers.

Course Format:


Designed For:

ManagersProfessionalsSubject Matter ExpertsIndividual Contributors

Topic Description

Professionals working in the virtual environment need to connect with authenticity, confidence, and presence.  In this module, participants learn about the four key qualities of people with an authentic presence: they are present, reaching out, expressive, and self-knowing. Participants experientially learn and try on new virtual presence behaviours that they can then apply to any communication situation.

Learning Objectives

Leverage specific aspects of their personal presence through an action plan for continued development After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core elements of virtual presence.
  • Develop strategies for being present and focused.
  • Build relationship through checking in.
  • Practice behavioral signals of virtual presence.
  • Use their webcams effectively.
  • Learn to communicate with intention.

Course Description

  • Welcome the group and introduce the learning journey.
  • Understand and discuss the business case for virtual presence and the vPRES model.
  • Learn a model for a powerful presence: being present, reaching out, being expressive, and being self-knowing.
  • Explore strategies for keeping oneself and one’s audience present and focused in virtual interactions and meetings.
  • Learn and practice the signals of virtual presence, with a focus on harnessing voice, pace, gesture, posture, breathing, and the use of one’s webcam for greater impact in virtual communication.
  • Communicate with intention, aligning emotions, tone, energy, and message, to ensure messages land and get the desired effect.
  • Reflect on the use of these skills in one’s own real business context.