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

    Develop valuable leadership presence skills to connect and communicate authentically.

Virtual Presence

Virtual Presence uses best-in-class virtual learning platforms and a unique methodology rooted in actor training to help your leaders and high potentials engage, build relationships and connect with people in any virtual context.

Course Format:

Virtual / Instructor-Led Online Course

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Course Description

A strong personal presence when communicating virtually is key to fostering cohesion and ensuring that both individuals and team members are effectively communicated to. Colleagues also receive an enhanced sense of belonging and are conveyed the feeling they work in and are part of a supportive environment. The risk of continued ‘low-Presence’ and weak communication could make individuals or teams prone to:

  • low individual commitment
  • role ambiguity
  • absenteeism
  • social loafing

All resulting in low productivity and poor business results.

Poor ‘presence’ when communicating online can result in the loss of information due to the lack of non-verbal communication. The absence of non-verbal cues can lead to frustration, misunderstandings and eventually even generate conflict among those they work with. Having a strong ‘virtual presence’ can create an environment for individuals to feel motivated, to participate, exchange ideas & identify creative solutions to longstanding business problems. Virtual presence can usually augment participant engagement, encouraging cross-fertilisation among different people, which leads to high-quality group decision making and leading to positive business outcomes.

LiveWebinar#1: The Present Leader and the Trusted Advisor

  • Mentally and physically preparing to lead a virtual meeting or presentation
  • Building skills to capture the attention of listeners so they won’t be tempted to multitask
  • Practicing listening in a way that builds relationships
  • Applying a four-step process for handling difficult conversations via phone or web conference

LiveWebinar#2: Setting (and sharing) the Stage

  • Understanding the ways language, voice, body and energy distinguish strong virtual presence
  • Learning and applying a six-step process for managing virtual meetings
  • Integrating all of the skills of vPRES to roleplay a virtual meeting with a partner, followed by peer and facilitator feedback
  • Exploring best practices for appearing via webcam

LiveWebinar#3: Painting a Picture Using Virtual Communication.

  • Leveraging metaphoric language in order to connect with an audience
  • Using vocal tone and variety to communicate expressively
  • Setting the tone of a virtual presentation or interaction by aligning vocal delivery with intention
  • Action planning for continuing to develop virtual presence

Learning Objectives

Virtual Presence is a highly experiential, virtual instructor-led training (VILT) that includes three two-hour live online sessions, coaching and action planning accompanied by asynchronous assignments for additional reflection and skill reinforcement.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Engage remote audiences more effectively using a variety of tools and frameworks
  • Have a stronger, more expressive vocal and webcam presence during virtual interactions
  • Deepen internal and external relationships, even in the absence of face-to-face interaction
  • Make virtual communications more concise, clear and aligned with their intentions