Leadership presence keynote speech – PERFORM AT YOUR PEAK

Great actors and great leaders are remarkably alike.

This leadership presence keynote speech identifies the similarities between great actors and great leaders. Both radiate a confident and magnetic vocal, physical and energetic Transformational Presence (unique executive presence, leadership presence, stage presence) that inspires others to trust them, and to follow them.

Both consistently perform at their peak under immense pressure and scrutiny, managing with ease the fears or negative beliefs that could stop them from sharing their wisdom, message, or big idea with others.

And both are committed to practices that, over time, and with conscious application, develop presence mastery.

Presence mastery– the ability to be consistently real, relaxed and radiantly present in performance situations (meetings, conversations, presentations) when the stakes are high and eyeballs are on you—is something I struggled mightily to achieve during auditions as a young actress in New York City. For a long, tough, time, my auditions were woefully inconsistent, with a yo-yoing level of presence and performance.

Fortunately, master acting teachers came to my rescue, teaching me methods to expand my unique presence, manage my performance anxiety, and perform under pressure with a greater degree of confidence and consistency. Those methodologies changed my work, and my life. And they formed the foundations of the 5 Principles of Transformational Presence—the path to presence mastery that I teach business leaders today.

In this interactive, leadership presence keynote speech, I share those methodologies and the stories that shaped them, encouraging audience members to commit to the path of presence mastery, so they can speak, lead and share their big idea with a confident, consistent presence that moves hearts, minds, and mountains.

PERFORM AT YOUR PEAK is always customized to reflect your organization’s needs and focus.

This program is perfect for:

  • Visionary leaders who want to use their words to change their world and convey their big ideas with confidence.
  • Senior management and developing leaders who want a greater clarity, confidence and authenticity in their leadership presence.
  • Managers and women leaders who are struggling to “own the room” in meetings or presentations.
  • Sales teams seeking to raise the level of confidence & consistency in their pitches/presentations.
  • Authors, consultants/coaches and thought leaders who want to increase their visibility by confidently sharing their big idea with large audiences.
  • Organizations dedicated to advocating for a global policy, cause or mission.

The audience will leave with:

  • The 5 Principles of Presence and Performance Mastery.
  • Techniques that minimize “The Lies That Bind” (limiting beliefs/behaviors) so they can perform with confidence under pressure.
  • An Actor’s methodology to help them identify their Unique Leadership Brand.
  • The Daily Presence Practice for ongoing development of master-level presence.
  • The 4 Questions to assure continued development and growth.

Interested in this leadership keynote speech?

How do great actors and great leaders both use executive presence (confidence, poise) to move hearts and minds? Talk with Eleni about this keynote speech.

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Working with Eleni has transformed me as a speaker. She drew stories and ideas out of me that I couldn’t find on my own and she gave me a solid framework for creating a new keynote. As a professional presentation coach myself, I know how difficult it can be to guide speakers toward their best material. Eleni does it exceedingly well, all the while making you feel inspired to reach your highest potential.

David Mann Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Actor, Playwright and Director July 19, 2016