WHY A STRONG PRESENCE IS SO IMPORTANT
How hard it is to gain a board's attention during a presentation? How many smart individuals lose great opportunities because they cannot speak up in a meeting? If we have the right education and experience, why aren’t we nailing all our professional goals? Presence.
Possibly your boss is not only looking for intellectual talent, but a talent that can sell their business, represent their brand and be the face of the company when dealing with clients. Presence includes every facet of showing up. It is, of course, your education and experience, but also how you communicate them through body and verbal language; and the way you dress and carry yourself during your delivery. It is not about being handsome, hanging out with influencers or having a perfect wardrobe. Presence is a package that anyone can obtain with the right training.
INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
Our inclusion and diversity programs are perfect for leaders and individuals alike. Leaders will learn more about cross-cultural and cross-gender subjects, and how important it is to identify unconscious bias and the benefits of inclusion and diversity for the well-being of clients and the company's brand. Individuals will learn skills that will create so much value to their companies that they will be heard and promoted more often, because their contributions will become far greater than anyones bias against them. Our founder, Liza Andrews, has worked and lived in different countries and experienced bias herself: early in her career, for being younger than her bosses, then for being a woman, a foreigner, and ultimately, during a period of illness. She became an advocate against bias in the workplace. She is an active speaker and coach on her signature workshop "How to Create a Bias-Proof Professional Presence." This course can be included in your customized "Professional Presence" program.
BUSINESS COACHING IN FRONT OF A CAMERA - HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?
This is not a media training. As a marketing and human resources consultant, PictureCure's founder Liza Andrew created a method of self-improvement, combining formal business and branding coaching as you know it, with photography and body language exercises. Our training doesn't focus just on aesthetics or good-looks; it is about self-knowledge - inside out. Training you in front of a camera has multiple advantages. A practical one is giving us the chance of analyzing you the way the world sees you, and together, improve your weaknesses and boost your strengths. This goes for the "Becoming Photogenic" training and all workshops to deliver speaking performances (public speaking, how to present clear ideas in meetings, and delivering professional presentations). While photographing or filming your practice, we will also give you image consulting in colors and outfits that enhance your appearance. We work on your posture, gestures, tone of voice and other elements that will empower your presence during meetings, presentations and job interviews, making people notice you. On the psychological side, the fact that cameras tend to intimidate us, receiving your training and performing the exercises while you are in the spotlight, help create what we call "emotional muscle.” It means that as we progress, you will become less shy and more outspoken, regardless of your audience. You will have a clear memory of how you look, sound and move in public and by knowing that you are doing it all right, your confidence level will skyrocket. Ultimately, you'll also become more photogenic as we show you how to pose and use your body language to impress. You'll learn how to monitor your image at home, taking selfies; and by the time we finalize your training and are ready for the corporate headshot session, you will be able to produce amazing pictures that will show your great looks and your personality.
This is not a one-size-fits-all program; personality traits are respected and optimized. One’s education and experience bring to the table what they will say or contribute, and Liza magnifies the other essential elements—the way they dress, the way they deliver their message, and their body language — to create a professional persona that is appealing to look at and listen to. Our signature training empowers individuals and prepares them to better:
- Perform during job interviews.
- Deliver presentations.
- Express clear ideas in meetings.
- Speak in public.
- Develop their personal brand.