Understand the four dimensions of the “Leadership PRESence” framework and how it can enhance both your storytelling and your leadership skills
Gain and apply important storytelling techniques, such as expressiveness, use of sensory details, body language, and more
Understand successful presentation structure and apply the “Audience, Benefit, Goal” framework to improve your presentation
Practice developing and sharing your personal story
Learn the five steps for integrating your personal story into a larger presentation
Share your presentation for feedback and reflect on potential areas for further improvement
This is a hands-on course where you will develop your own personal story, integrate it into a larger presentation, and record it for feedback from your classmates. You’ll leave this course with a leadership presence framework, important storytelling tools, and a rehearsed presentation that can help you better connect with your audience and inspire change.
Format and Timing:
Team-Based Course: We strongly encourage (but do not require) that you form a team of 2-8 people to take the course with. It works best to find friends or coworkers who can meet in person. Need to find team members? You can post to the discussion forums a month before the course starts.
Platform: NovoEd (+Acumen developed the course. We host this course on the NovoEd platform.)
Timing: This course will be open for 8 weeks. You can work through the materials at your own pace during the time the course is open. There are no required times for you to log in. There will be suggested deadlines for you to complete each assignment. The final deadline is the final day of the course.
Ariel is a communication training company and registered B Corporation that empowers organizations to have true influence. Ariel believes that solving business challenges starts with improving strategic communication skills. Ariel's blended solutions leverage cutting-edge technology and experiential learning to ensure that people write, speak, and sell with impact and emotional intelligence. Ariel uses methods across our learning arch that ensure lasting change and drive business forward. Ariel's holistic approach to communications is trusted by clients across the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Ariel has worked with Acumen staff and fellows since 2008.
"After participating in the course, we made a deliberate decision to abandon our old style and to fill our presentations with stories, and that totally changed the perspective and emotional reaction of the audience."