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Communication Strategies: Developing Leadership Presence

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Communication Strategies: Developing Leadership Presence

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Communication Strategies: Developing Leadership Presence

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PLEASE NOTE: This program is currently being taught as an In Person class.

As a leader, your words are going to be repeated, broadcast, commented on and critiqued. Enhancing your communication skills will help you deliver more powerful statements across multiple stakeholder groups and multiple platforms.

In this advanced communication program, participants will practice developing and delivering well-crafted, concise messages with clearly defined intents that support their personal brand. Three videotaped sessions provide an opportunity for participants to identify key strengths in their communication style, as well as opportunities for improvement. They will also receive individualized feedback and coaching from faculty and learn how to use this feedback to augment their existing skills. Participants will leave empowered to enhance their leadership presence, build trust with key constituents and create more memorable and effective communications.

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This course builds upon the concepts and skills taught in Leadership Training for High PotentialsSave 15% by taking both courses in our Achieving Your Leadership Vision bundle.

Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement. 

Program Takeaways

During this course, participants will:

  • Skills Assessment

    Assess communication preferences and review personal delivery techniques for strengths and listener perception of authenticity
  • Coaching and Feedback

    Integrate feedback and coaching from faculty members during videotaped sessions into a personal plan for enhancing their presence as a leader
  • Key Strategies

    Develop communication strategies, storyboards and presentation outlines that support a defined audience experience

Who Should Attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience

    Designed for professionals with 7+ years of work experience
  • Job Functions

    This is not a public speaking course. Rather, it's meant for executives looking to develop their leadership presence in order to effectively communicate to their teams.
  • Prerequisites

    Intended for professionals with existing communication skills and experience


The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Session 1: Communication Preferences: A Self Assessment

  • Discover how preferences in perceptions, words and opportunities effect communication style
  • Explore the effect of communication preferences on business opportunities

Session 2: Communication Strategy

  • Developing communication strategy using audience, intent, message and task
  • Creating credibility and relevance with your communication strategy
  • Group exercise: Communication Strategy

Session 3: Structuring Presentations for Maximum Effectiveness

  • Structuring presentations that work best for your audience and intent
  • Organizing for logical patterns and building transitions
  • Using imagery and metaphors to enhance audience retention and engagement, clarify concepts and make difficult data accessible

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

Session 4: Presentation 2.0: Upgrading Your Presentation Technique

  • Task: Two- to three-minute taped presentation on current business challenge or project
  • Feedback and debrief

Session 5: Communication Strategy

  • Understand your non-verbal cues, vocal strength, body language and personal energy to upgrade your presentation and communication skills
  • Techniques for more effective delivery

Session 6: 2nd Taped Presentation: Upgrading Your Presentation Techniques

  • Task: One-minute elevator presentation summarizing a longer prepared speech for a large diverse audience
  • Feedback and debrief

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Day 1 Conclusion and Evaluations

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Session 7: Audience Interaction

  • Increasing your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Developing better listening, questioning and answering habits
  • Enhancing facilitation skills
  • Interacting with diverse audiences

Session 8: 3rd Taped Presentation: Projecting Credibility and Expertise

  • Task: Three-minute presentation expanding on your elevator presentation with preparation for questions
  • Feedback and debrief
  • Self-reflection exercise: Questions to ask yourself after every presentation

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

Session 9: The Presence of a Leader

  • Using feedback from presentations to develop your leadership style
  • Using language of feedback with staff/superiors to show support as a leader and build trust

Session 10: Projecting Trust in an Age of Transparency

  • When and when not to challenge a listener/audience in your communication
  • Identifying situations to enhance your leadership presence
  • Monitoring your online profile
  • Developing a plan to get constant feedback and improve your communication skills

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Program Conclusion and Evaluations

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
YiuChun Wu
Good course.

Practical course and the breakout sessions were effective. Glad to return to Stern for these courses.

Audrey Hopkins
Wonderful Program and Faculty

This course could have gone one for a few more days, the students were so engaged! A great program that forced you out of your comfort zone to analyze how you communicate and where you can continue to evolve and develop. The practical advice and feedback were invaluable and actionable. Do not underestimate the value also to be gained from the feedback and interaction from other students from very different sectors and countries! I would recommend this program!

Lola Olowu
Excellent Course

This course was quite the positive experience for me. I was able to consciously take stock of the communication challenges I face and develop strategies for improvement with the help of the very empathetic and proficient facilitators. The course was quite well organized, practical and it took most people out of their comfort zones with the end being genuine and wholesome interactions between participants and teams excited to showcase their new skills through fun challenges. I would recommend it to anyone.

Excellent Communication Strategies for Leaders in All Sectors

This course helped me deliver more effective communication as a leader and gave me renewed confidence in my leadership presence. Thanks to the NYU faculty for providing excellent feedback, sharing practical strategies, and offering leadership support. I highly recommend this course. As soon as I returned from the course, I gave a high-level presentation and senior leadership complimented me on both my style and effective presentation. As a director of a non-profit, I recommend this course for leaders in all sectors.

Very effective class

This class really helped me improve my leadership presence. The honest feedback I got from the professors and other students let me know how I was being perceived and how my message was heard.