May 28 at 1:00 PM
It’s a common myth that you either have ‘executive presence’ – that essence that helps you to command a room – or you don’t. Actors know that there are tangible techniques and exercises you can do to cultivate that presence…and that they can be taught. But what does science say about the impact your presence has in a room? And what (if anything) does research show you can do to improve it? Shannon Polly brings both her expertise as a professional actor, playwright and Broadway producer and her background in positive psychology as a teacher, facilitator and coach to this somatic approach to well-being and thriving. The approach is from two vantage points – the external and the internal aspects of presence. If you interact with others and want to increase your confidence, power and influence, this session is for you.
Shannon M. Polly, MAPP, is an author, corporate communications trainer, facilitator, speaker and founder of Shannon Polly & Associates, a leadership development company in downtown D.C. Shannon works with executives, managers and employees of Fortune 500 companies in two domain areas: executive presence/presentation skills (based on over a decade of experience as a professional actor/singer/playwright in New York) and positive psychology.