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Developing your presence, power and influence: With Professor Connson Locke

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Learn the secrets of nonverbal communication and leadership presence at this high-impact class with Professor Connson Locke, professorial lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science.

As we settle into new rhythms and home-working habits, it is arguably more important than ever before to learn how you can equip yourself with influence, power and leadership presence, to steer your team or project remotely, and inspire motivation into the next phase.

In this webinar with Professor Connson Locke, professorial lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science, you will learn what makes some people more influential than others, as well as the secrets of making a strong personal impact.

Connson will take you through the latest research on leadership, power and nonverbal communication, and the signals that contribute to perceptions of charisma and confidence, as well as the challenges people – and women in particular – face in leadership positions. You will also 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 at their workplace or in their personal life.

This online workshop is part of our new autumn programme of digital masterclasses that we are offering. To help you go back to school with a fresh perspective, we are offering a very limited supply of introductory tickets for each event, discounted up to 20% - once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Course content

  • 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!”

Tutor profile

Connson Locke is a professorial lecturer in management at London School of Economics and Political Science. She teaches courses in organisational behaviour, leadership, negotiation and decision-making. She holds a PhD and MSc in organisational behaviour from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in sociology from Harvard University. She is the author of Making Your Voice Heard, which will be out in March 2021. View her academic profile here.

You will be sent a link to the webinar 1hr before the start time of 7pm (GMT).

This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

7pm GMT | 8pm CEST | 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible but please contact us at masterclasses@theguardian.com if you have any queries or concerns.

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