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Successful leadership doesn’t just depend on having excellent management skills, it also requires having a commanding presence.

Attend our Body Language for Leaders course with RADA trained Communication Skills Consultant, Sandra Miller, to explore and apply communication and leadership styles.

Through practical exercises and tutor-led discussions, gain techniques on using body language to command a room and exert your influence. Enhance your impact and boost your ability to lead your team with credibility. Leave the day knowing how to successfully influence others.

What previous delegates said:

  • “I enjoyed the practical elements of learning; having the opportunity to put it into action. I came out feeling more confident than when I went in” – Strategy Adviser, DCMS
  • “The trainer created impact from the moment I entered and delivered useful tips and insights throughout the day. I highly recommend this course” – Head of PMO, The Law Society

Unlocking the Power of Virtual
Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Sandra Miller
Communication Skills Training Consultant

Sandra Miller is a RADA trained Actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in communication skills.

Her area of specialist expertise covers Presentation Skills, Interview Techniques, Handling People in Difficult Situations, Storytelling and Influential Communications.

Her clients include many ‘blue chip’ organisations including the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Bristol Water, Friends Provident, Financial Reporting Council, Unilever, Vocalink, Elavon Merchant Services etc. In the public sector clients include the NHS and many District, Borough and City Councils and Universities including working with Politicians and Academics and Civil Servants.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn practical tools to engage with your audience
  • Understand and apply the traits of an influential leader
  • Gain techniques to command and hold a meeting when it counts
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on your presence, gravitas and impact
  • Discover what it means to have  powerful body language and how this can help further your career
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
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • Analyse the importance of first impressions and how to polish these
10:00 - 10:30

Traits of an Influential Leader

  • Identify the leadership style which suits you and your organisation’s culture
  • Explore and identify the different leadership styles and traits of a good leader
10:30 - 11:15

Emotional Intelligence

  • Knowing yourself and identifying your own personality traits
  • Understanding others and how to deal with different personalities
11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:00

Using Communication to Build Trust, Credibility, Confidence and Influence

  • The importance of preparation
  • Focus on clarity, confidence and authority to exert power and influence
  •  How to engage with and influence a group of other senior leaders who may have competing interests
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:15

Physicality and Vocal Warm Up Exercises

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:15 - 16:00

Establishing and Executing Your Executive Presence

  • Learn and practise how to command a room
  • Know how to conduct yourself with assurance and gravitas
  • Develop a confident leadership style and put this into practice
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close