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

Attend our Projecting Powerful Leadership Presence course with RADA trained Communication Skills Consultant Sandie Miller to explore and apply communication and leadership styles.

Through practical exercises and tutor-led discussions, gain techniques on how to command a room and use body language to exert your influence. Develop your communication skills, enhance your impact, and boost your ability to lead your team with credibility. Leave the day knowing how to successfully influence other senior leaders when it counts.

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

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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

  • Discover what it means to have a powerful executive presence and how this can help further your career
  • Understand and apply the traits of an influential leader
  • Gain techniques to command and hold a meeting when it counts
  • Learn practical tools to engage with your audience
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on your online presence, gravitas and impact
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 - 10:00

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

  • Explore and identify the different leadership styles and traits of a good leader
  • Identify the leadership style which suits you and your organisation’s culture
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


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT


Central London