A confident presence
Be authentic, eloquent and quick-witted in presentation, pitch and delivery
Target group: suitable for leaders and staff who regularly give presentations, represent in client talks and negotiations or want to optimise their presence for networking
Group size per instructor: max. 14 people
Duration: customisable between 3 and 6 hours
Location: seminar or workshop room, min. 50qm
We use improv techniques to improve the presence and confidence of your staff so that they can be more spontaneous and flexible. We train their perception of their own effect on others, working with performance methods for controlling body language and voice. Our training will give your staff tools and exercises with which they can shape their own appearance self-confidently, skilfully and inspiringly, so that they can turn even stressful situations in front of an audience into productive performances.
A convincing appearance is the basis for successful business and strong leadership. The development of one’s own career is strongly tied to our ability to communicate in an authentic and confident way. Our instructors will equip you with knowledge and approaches for core subjects like presence, charisma and body language. Only if you present your expertise consciously and likeably in talks and presentations will you convince your audience. So we’ll put particular emphasis on practicing the emotional composition of discourse by having participants change repeatedly between clearly defined emotions. This way, you won’t just learn how to put yourself into certain states of emotion and how to give your talk an emotional touch – you also recognise your own repertoire of personal emotions and you can turn them into strengths: these feelings help you to establish contact with the audience and to take them on an empathic journey.
A more professional performance
Our presentation training will improve your awareness of being in the moment, and therefore your ability to speak freely. Using improv theatre methods, participants learn a dynamic and vivid way of speaking as well as a way of dealing with interruptions or resistance from the audience or the environment in a quick-witted and confident way.
Calm breathing, self-confident posture and a strong voice are essential for a good impression on others. Our instructors are trained actors with the necessary know-how: we’ll combine our improv experience with voice and physical exercises aimed at improving your presence. One example is the »Big Gorilla« exercise: participants stretch and make themselves as big and broad as possible – just like the threatening gesture of a dominant silverback gorilla. Studies have shown that such physical exercises increase self-confidence while simultaneously reducing stress levels. With such simple but effective exercises you’ll achieve a composed presence.
Of high and low status
The training also deals with the question of status in the context of your own presentation and the way others perceive you. In a joint scenic analysis of facial expressions, gestures and interaction, the participants realise how they – often unintentionally – express their social standing, and how they can use such often-intuitive signals deliberately for their own presentation.
These exercises are supplemented by visualisation exercises which strengthen the mindset so that positive mental impulses even in stressful situations are possible.
The unique combination of this training forms a practical and applicable package for the daily routine at the office.
In a detailed briefing we’ll discuss your requests and determine the goals for your performance training, e.g. free speaking, skilful dealing with objections and counterarguments or authentic communication. Then we can tailor a session with tried and tested elements of our training, improv and acting practice. Once we have fixed the date, we can get going!