Soft Eyes. Manage Your Tell 3

Your eyes really  are the gateway to your soul.  And it’s one of the first things to go when we’re under pressure. Here’s a top tip that will give you the warm authority leaders need even when the going gets tough. Click here to watch.

I hope it’s useful.  Let us know how you get on.  If you’d like us to coach you or your team to increase your presence, gravitas or warm authority do give us a ring.  It would be a pleasure to work with you on this.

Be Big. Manage Your Tell 2

Image of Euro Hockey player Maddie Hinch sourced from Flickr & cropped for use.

Here’s the second in our ‘managing your tell’ vlog series. Very relevant as we are all in planning negotiations at this time of year. With solutions to one of the most common ‘tells’ we coach.  Click here to watch.

Let us know how you get on.

To receive high quality coaching on HOW to develop your own executive presence and gravitas for your own situation do give us a ring. We develop practical programmes to suit you.

Email or call us on +44 (0) 1628 621312.

Watch part 1 of this vlog series here.

Help! I’m on Video in Ten Minutes

If someone asked you to present on video in ten minutes what would you do? Imagine if you could smile and feel quietly confident.

Unfortunately, last minute preparation is a reality for leaders.

There just isn’t time in the day to prepare properly for every internal video.  Yet, unless you do a decent job, no one will listen.

We’ve attached a 7 minute Presentation Planner (pdf file) – a process that will help you prepare quickly.  Print it out in A3 so you can write on it.

This tool is used to support the clients we coach on video. It helps you create a mini communications strategy fast and puts you in a positive mindset for the task ahead.

There are also 3 emergency ideas that will help you right now if you are about to do a video take:

  1. Get over yourself.  Think about how you can help the audience with that video; not about how you will look or feel.
  2. Be clear on one key message only and just talk around that. Remember you are an expert.
  3. Treat the video as a conversation in a bar – just talk to the camera as if it is a real person.  Use your energy, passion and personality.

If you want to be good on video, get trained in advance so you can develop your own authentic style and then keep practising.  It will make you feel more confident under pressure and help you to inspire your team.

These techniques are taken from KineticFuture’s course, ‘Video Performance Coaching for Leaders’. Contact us to find out more.