This interactive, practical course has been designed especially for women in the workplace. It focuses on developing and embodying the essential skills needed to create impact, own status and communicate with confident credibility.

The course offers a highly-effective toolkit of transformative, performance-based techniques, involving the body, breath and voice. These will be practised and then applied to different communication settings and role-play scenarios to enable your team to develop greater flexibility and choice in how they react and communicate.

Explore flexing between different communication styles and language choices to assist your employees in communicating assertively, from a position of personal power, knowledge and confidence.

This toolkit can be practised repeatedly to enable participants to increase their own felt sense of personal power, credibility and nascent leadership capacities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to build status and credibility using powerful performance techniques
  • Learn how breath is the key to creating personal presence and power
  • Develop your voice and speech techniques to maximise your impact and presence
  • Discover how different language choices create new and varied outcomes
  • Hone your capacity to be assertive and dynamic
  • Flex between different communication styles for maximum flexibility and impact
  • Own your story – take your space – embody who you are.
  • Create a positive attitude towards change
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:15

Generating Presence - The Science Behind It

  • How to build a resonant, physical presence
  • Creating the conditions for credibility
10:15 - 10:45

Be Present to have Presence!

  • Owning and naming your strengths and positive attributes.
  • Presenting yourself from a position of healthy self-esteem: Role play exercise
10:45 - 11:45

Developing the Tool Kit:

  • Body, Breath, Voice equals personal power
  • Breath is the key to relaxed, poised credibility
  • Voice and Vocal performance skills – Pitch, Pause and Pace for maximizing credibility
  • Acting as if: Performance skills for high-status and credibility
  • Role Play – Archetypal High-Status
11:45 - 12:00

Morning Break

12:00 - 13:00

Finding your Feet to Speak Up in Meetings

  • Speaking with clarity of intention and impact in meetings: Role play exercise
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:15

Promotion: Speak to your New Team: Role Play Exercise

  • Resonant versus Dissonant Leadership
  • Flexing between different communication styles: flexibility is the key
  • Avoiding self-sabotage in your language
  • Using persuasive influential language
  • Reading your team – understanding their communication preferences
14:15 - 14:30

The Power of Persuasive Language: Rhetoric

  •  Rhetoric
14:30 - 14:45

Establishing Presence and Flexibility in your Communication Styles: Risking Spontaneity

  •  Risking Spontaneity
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Tea

15:00 - 15:30

Stepping Up and Owning your Status

  • Job Interviews. Role Play Exercise
15:30 - 15:45

Action Planning

  • Recognising and naming your strengths and weaknesses with objectivity
  • Identify areas where we are stuck. Consciously welcoming change.
  • Building a practical plan going forward
  • Select realisable, achievable goals and objectives stemming from your learning on the course
15:45 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:15

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