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Executive Presence

This two-day training program coaches business leaders to communicate effectively with executives, build credibility, and establish their personal brand. This course is designed for executives, CEOs, VPs, directors, and leaders who regularly engage with executives.

Program Details

Live Online

This course section will be held live online.

About This Program

This two-day program explores three foundational elements of executive presence that any aspiring business leader must master: engaging in effective executive dialogue, establishing a personal brand, and increasing social capital.

Mastering the tools, techniques, and methods to engage other executives in a variety of contexts is critical to upward mobility and will enhance your credibility.  This class will enhance your ability to present clear and compelling 1:1 executive briefs, discover techniques for engaging executive teams and create impactful presentations.

You’ll build the foundation for increasing your leadership capital by exploring feedback from your individual Marcus Buckingham Standout Assessment report. From this solid base, you’ll then craft your personal brand value proposition, an essential element to differentiating and establishing yourself in business.

Establishing a deliberate social network increases your access to information, influence, and visibility. A deliberate and conscious approach to your social network will give you access to those who are critical to your success. In Executive Presence, you will create a roadmap for expanding and maintaining your network to maximize your credibility and increase your power.

The Live Online Experience

Through the Carlson Executive Education live online experience, you’ll immerse yourself in cutting-edge business coursework and connect with peers and Carlson faculty from the convenience of wherever you are. Live online courses are designed to be interactive and are in real-time. Your cohort will work through group discussions, including direct faculty interaction. You’ll finish the course with valuable insights to apply at work, as well as a new network of peers. Learn more about live online courses and find answers to frequently asked questions.


  • Leaders who want to be more self-aware, effective, and successful
  • Directors and above who aspire to executive positions
  • Individuals who lead projects and programs which require executive engagement

Key Benefits

  • Create a strategy to increase your social network
  • Craft your personal brand statement
  • Use techniques to maximize digital communication
  • Develop a 1:1 executive summary
  • Design an executive dialogue
  • Storyboard a presentation

Great topics! Very useful when rethinking how you’d like to present yourself and become more impactful at higher levels in your organization.


Additional Course Details

Day 1
Increasing Influence via Social Networking
Social Networks in Organizations
Building your Leadership Brand
Positioning and Leveraging Your Personal Brand
Day 2
Presenting Executive Summaries
Engaging Leaders in Dialogue
Structuring Your Presentation
Delivering with Impact
Feedback and Coaching

Additional Details

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Professor, Department of Work and Organizations
Stephen Glomb
Senior Associate Director & Career Coach (Primary coach for MHRIR)
Louellen Essex
Carlson Executive Educators Network

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