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Oxford Management Centre

Developing Leadership Presence and Power

Available dates

Jul 6—10, 2020
5 days
London, United Kingdom
USD 5950
USD 1190 per day
Oct 19—23, 2020
5 days
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 5950
USD 1190 per day


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About the course

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for all senior leaders in modern day business, politics, or academic world and yet it is a skill that is rarely taught. This Oxford Developing Senior Leadership Presence and Power training seminar has been specifically designed to develop the communication competencies of senior personnel who need to deliver powerful, memorable and engaging messages to individuals or groups. Power relies not on hierarchy but in a person’s ability to persuade others ethically to buy-in and implement concepts, methodology and outcomes.

Delegates will learn about the importance of: behavioural leadership; versatility; powerful public speaking, and platform skills; creating charisma through powerful persuasion techniques; pitch perfect planning; meetings management and advanced communication techniques. This Oxford Management & Leadership training course on Developing Senior Leadership Presence and Power is essential development for senior leaders who want to influence others with integrity and legitimacy.

This Oxford training course will feature:

  • Influencing with integrity
  • Advanced behavioural leadership techniques
  • Powerful public speaking and platform skills
  • Crystal clear communication models
  • Perfect presentation planning processes
  • Using media to enhance your message


By the end of this Oxford training course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of behavioural versatility in leadership
  • Create powerful and memorable messages
  • Harness nerves to present in a professional and persuasive manner
  • Plan and execute the perfect presentation
  • Handle media and the media
  • Recognise the skills that create charisma and model them

Training Methodology

This Oxford Management & Leadership training course on Developing Senior Leadership Presence and Power will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, videos etc. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise any theories and concepts on this Oxford training seminar.

Course Outline

DAY 1 Influencing with Integrity

  • The Art of Building Lasting Rapport
  • How to Identify Behavioural Traits and React to Them
  • Audience Focused SMART Objectives
  • Researching the Audience and Responding to Behavioural Patterns
  • Create Trust and Commitment in Colleagues and Clients
  • The Secrets of Charisma and Confidence

DAY 2 Creating the Right Message

  • What makes a speaker appear powerful?
  • Harnessing and Controlling Nerves in a Creative Way
  • Techniques to Influence Others
  • The Techniques and Secrets of Top Presenters
  • Improving the Power of Your Message
  • The Rule of Three – Using a Message House
  • Conscious and Sub-conscious Messages

DAY 3 The Importance of Body Language

  • Assertiveness: The Importance of Good Eye Contact, Stance and Confidence
  • Body Language and The Part it Plays in Presentations
  • The Non-verbal Impact of Presentations
  • Using the Body to Create Impact
  • The Importance of Gestures
  • Rehearsal, Notes and Memorisation

DAY 4 Effective Use of Voice and Tone

  • The Vocal Skills of Top Presenters
  • Increased Emphasis, Tonality and Tonal Marking
  • Breathing, Vocal Resonance Projection and Pitch
  • The Power of the Pause and Speed Variation
  • Language Patterns and Mutual Respect
  • Keeping Your Audience Interested, Engaged and On-side

DAY 5 Perfecting the Planning Process

  • Venue Considerations and Why they are so Important
  • The Differing Skills For Small or Platform Presentations
  • Content and the Message the Audience Receives
  • Visual Aids: What Are They and How They Should Be Used
  • Presenting for Maximum Impact
  • How to Handle the Media

Who should attend

This Oxford Management & Leadership training seminar on Developing Senior Leadership Presence and Power is designed to improve the confidence of individuals who, as part of their corporate responsibilities, have to make presentations, influence or build legitimate power with individuals, groups or conferences.

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