Learn the secrets of nonverbal communication and leadership presence at this high-impact class with Dr Connson Locke, senior lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science.
What makes some people more influential than others? What tactics can you use to increase your own influence, power and leadership presence? Learn the secrets of making a strong personal impact at this evening class with Dr Connson Locke, senior lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science.
Following our hugely successful one-day MBA, where Connson wowed the audience with her lecture on nonverbal communication, Guardian Masterclasses have invited her back to deliver her own evening class. During the first half of the class, you’ll learn about the latest research on leadership, power and nonverbal communication. You’ll also explore the signals that contribute to perceptions of charisma and confidence, as well as the challenges people – women in particular – face in leadership positions.
Then, during the second half of the evening, you’ll be encouraged to get involved in practical activities, where you’ll apply the research to your personal situation. Relevant for men and women alike, this is the ideal class for anyone who wants to boost their leadership presence or personal impact in work and life.
Some of the subjects covered…
- Key insights into the latest research on leadership, power and nonverbal communication
- Body language and energy – what signals are you giving off?
- Tips to help you develop your presence and influence as a leader
- Increasing your circle of influence
- Making a strong first impression and boosting your personal impact
- Communicating with charisma and confidence
- Gender issues in the workplace – some points for both men and women to consider
- Practical exercises – managing your body language and energy, and applying what you’ve learned in the class to your own situation
Testimonials for Dr Connson Locke at our one-day MBA
"The highlight of the day. Dr Locke had me (and I'm sure, many of the audience) in the palm of her hand. Knowledge and style made this my favourite talk of the day."
"Unbelievably good. You must have her do an event on her own. A truly remarkable person."
"Great combination of style and content. I could have listened to her all afternoon."
"Brilliant speaker. Excellent content. I'd sign up to see her again!"
Dr Connson Locke is a senior lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science. She teaches courses in organisational behaviour, leadership, negotiation and decision-making. Dr Locke holds a PhD and MSc in organisational behaviour from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in sociology from Harvard University. View her academic profile here.
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