The Orderly Conversation Podcast

Improving Your Executive Presence

March 05, 2020 Dale Ludwig, Greg Owen-Boger, & Barbara Egel Episode 5
The Orderly Conversation Podcast
Improving Your Executive Presence
Show Notes

You know it when you see it, but what exactly IS executive presence? In this episode, Dale and Greg discuss their journey to finally understanding Executive Presence and, more importantly, how to coach their clients to achieve it.

Key concepts in this episode include

  • The science-based definition of Executive Presence developed by Suzanne Bates led to a better understanding of how to coach it.
  • Suzanne’s book, “All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence,” dovetails with Turpin’s work beautifully.
  • There are three dimensions and 15 facets of Executive Presence.
  • The observable behaviors of Executive Presence are what make it coachable.
  • Sometimes our intentions do not match others’ perceptions. 
  • Growing self-awareness around how our presence is being perceived can help us flex our style and avoid knee-jerk reactions in a variety of situations.
  • Too much of a strength can have a negative impact on the people we work with.
  • Emotional Intelligence plays a role in Executive Presence.

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Turpin Communication is a business communication training company. We build the skills presenters, meeting facilitators, and trainers need to achieve their goals, work more efficiently, and grow leadership capabilities. Our process is about simplification and personalization. We untangle confusing assumptions, clarify fuzzy definitions, and reject the tyranny of generic rules.

As communication trainers and coaches, Dale and Greg help businesspeople, or as they call them “Busy People at Work,” communicate more effectively and efficiently. They do that in workshop settings and private coaching sessions.

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