The Authenticity Code™ Authentic Presence and Presentation Skills Program

The Authenticity Code™ Authentic Presence and Presentation Skills Program

In a changing world, the most important thing to demonstrate as a professional or a leader is Authenticity, each person in your organization must develop this skill. Everyone benefits from exceptional face-to-face and virtual presentation skills. While keeping up with rapid change, it’s even more important to demonstrate Authentic Presence Qualities in communicating your message to your audience.

Participants of The Authenticity Code™ program experience a leadership transformation that leverages their professional presence and enhances their presentation skills. Professionals and leaders have attended this program and propelled their careers, increased their influence by becoming more effective communicators and positively impacted their team & cross-organizational dynamics.

  • Bring your presentations from good to GREAT
  • Improve your confidence in-person and online
  • Get to YES faster
  • Learn how to influence people face-to-face and through your computer screen
  • Strategies to consistently make exceptional online and in-person presentations

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The Authenticity Code v2

Program Modules

Authentic Presence Qualities (APQ's) 1 to 2 hours
Being Authentic - Your Executive Brand 1 hour
First Impressions and Executive Image 1 hour
Digital Diplomacy 1 hour
Being Politically Savvy & Influential Executive Communication 2 hours
Verbal Non-Verbal Communication Skills 40 minutes
Duration
Formula for Presentation Success 1 to 2 hours
Know Your Audience 1 to 2 hours
Create a Clear, Concise Pressentation/Chart Creation 40 to 60 minutes
Duration
Effective Use of the Virtual & Physical Environment, including Web Conference Tips 1 hour
Reading and Responding to the Audience 45 minutes
Fielding Audience Questions 45 minutes
Giving and Receiving Feedback 20 minutes
Practicing your Presentation 2 to 4 hours

Program Delivery Methods

2 Hour Modules Up to 20
Half Day Modules Up to 20
1.5 Day Program Up to 16 Includes two consultants, one video technician and tailoring the program through facilitation
2.5 Day Program Up to 25 Includes three consultants, a video technician and tailoring through facilitation. For this program, IOL does not recommend a clase size of more than 25 people
5 Day Program Up to 12 Includes two consultants, two video/presentation reviewers and a video technician
Participants attend virtual training - 2 (2.5 hour) web conferences Pre-work (submit 5-minute benchmark presentation video); 1:1 presentation coaching; 45-minute web conference Participants attend 3-hour virtual workshop to be recorded delivering their presentations and receive peer and expert feedback Video Review with an IOL expert to receive detailed feedback comparing benchmark and workshop presentation; Optional 30-minute web conference

Ready to sign-up? Contact us for more information regarding our in-person programs or register now for one of our upcoming public virtual Authenticity Code™ programs. Multiple options are available.

Have more questions on what each module contains? Read below for a brief description of each section.

Module Descriptions

The focus of this session is to introduce 12 Authentic Presence Qualities and explore how these qualities can be developed to enhance participants’ leadership potential. The qualities are linked to your company’s desired leadership behaviors/competencies. Participants choose 2 APQs to work on and create an action plan of how to enhance their executive presence.

Facilitators guide participants through an interactive exercise to create a personal brand statement. Participants learn the key elements to create an Executive Presence Brand statement and strategize how to demonstrate the brand in their daily work and personal lives. For longer programs, participants practice being their brand in video-taped practice presentations and throughout the program in their behaviors.

Participants discuss the importance of understanding the situation and audience when choosing how they present
themselves and the importance of first impressions. Participants are given different situations and discuss how they would dress for that situation, including accessories and general appearance. Attire examples include various situations i.e. presenting to key customers including Congress, meeting with executive members and customers as well as touring a manufacturing floor.

This program is taught over the course of hors d'oeuvres and a four course sit-down meal. Beer, wine and cocktails are included, if permitted. Allowing the participants to learn proper protocol in a business cocktail party setting. The participants are provided a number of dining etiquette tips including: host and guest protocol, greetings, networking etiquette, table etiquette dos and don'ts, American and Continental styles of eating, and handling dining dilemmas.

Participants are instructed on technology etiquette. The facilitator provides guidelines for email and telephone etiquette including smartphones, voicemail, conference calls and speaker phones.

Participants learn the components of being politically savvy and discuss the impact within their organization. A true/false quiz is given to help encourage dialog. Deep discussion, exploring the nuances of different situations occurs. Participants discuss the importance of exploring alternative courses of action and learn tools for being politically savvy and choose which ones they will practice and apply.

Participants learn the key components of Verbal and Non-Verbal communication. Facilitators provide examples of effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. High-impact examples are provided to better understand the do’s and don’ts of communication techniques.

The focus of this session is for participants to learn a proven formula for presentation success - from attention getting opening to fireworks close. Knowing how to structure an effective presentation that can influence an audience and achieve a desired purpose is a critical success factor for leaders. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply the formula to a real presentation and the program can be expanded to include practice presentation(s) with in depth feedback.

Participants learn the importance of understanding their audience when crafting a message or presentation. They practice an approach including identifying key decision makers, what is important to them, what hooks them, and what alternatives need to be considered to create an effective message. We can also add the Myers Briggs to this module to better understand how to tailor your message to your key decision makers.

Research has proven visual aids improve information retention, help clarify a complex idea and can influence emotion. This session helps participants understand key aspects of visual aids including use of images, colors, fonts and transitions, to maximize the impact of their message.

An effective presenter knows how to use their environment including space, movement with purpose and ensuring audience engagement. This session provides tips on using your environment in a face-to-face presentation as well as web conference presentation tips to maximize the impact of your message.

Understanding the purpose or the message is not enough for an effective presentation. Leaders must also serve the
audience. This session provides guidance on how to read an audience and test for understanding, and how to regain and steer an audience when necessary.

This session is an interactive role play that teaches participants how to prepare for and respond to difficult audience
questions. Participants practice responding to difficult questions. This module can be expanded to include how to respond to difficult media questions.

This session provides important tips on how to give feedback in business or meeting setting. It includes setting the stage and asking for permission before giving feedback, how to construct feedback for positive impact, and what not to include when providing feedback. Also, this module includes how to properly receive feedback.

Participants are given 3 different opportunities for practice including: 1) a 30-minute benchmark video that helps baseline where the presentation proficiency that the participant is starting from, 2) a mid-week 5 minute presentation with 15 minutes of live feedback, and 3) a final 10-minute presentation with 10 minutes of live feedback. In addition, there are one-on-one video reviews with each participant and a trained coach after each practice opportunity. With each round of practice and video reviews, participants apply what they learned to continue to be better than their past best.

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“My coaching relationship with Dr. Sharon Lamm-Hartman has helped me with my time management skills, presentation skills, and working across, up and down organizational lines to maneuver through politically tough issues and conflicting priorities at very high levels. I have improved in my confidence, courage and ability to lead change at the Divisional level of an organization. The feedback I received from my peers and upper management through the 360 process has been invaluable in helping me develop my own leadership skills, setting priorities and in the development of execution plans that align with the needs of the business. I recently was promoted to Vice President for which I am so grateful."

"The Leadership Coaching process is excellent and has been extremely valuable to me as an Executive. It has provided the 360 feedback needed to become a much better leader for the company. Without the coaching, I would not have been able to improve my skills within the same time frame. Specifically, I have improved my ability to lead in a more collaborative and effective style. My transition to a new leadership role will be much more successful and provide more value to the company..."

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