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Powerful Presence in Virtual Communication: On-Camera Confidence, Credibility and Connection


*In line with official guidance for public health relating to social distancing, we are moving this online to a web based delivery.

Programme Overview
The Powerful Presence in Virtual Communication programme is designed for those who have the ambition to raise the power, impact and influence of their presence in virtual communication. It is of particular relevance to those who wish to move and inspire, to impact and influence, to lead and to serve others, both internally and externally.

This highly interactive and learn by doing course covers the building blocks of your communication cues, self-management and on-camera confidence. The outcome will see you increase the credibility, consistency and authenticity of your remote presence to attain a powerful and dynamic presence in the two-dimensional world of virtual communication.

Who Should Attend?
If you are a leader or aspire to lead, then this workshop is for you. Equally, if you are challenged with being seen or heard, this is an opportunity to develop your voice and confidence.

Duration: 2 Half Days
Delivery: Online (Zoom)
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm


*In line with official guidance for public health relating to social distancing, we are moving this online to a web based delivery.

Duration: 2 Half Days

Programme Content:

On completion of this programme, participants will have learned to:
  • Optimise their virtual communication set up for optimal presence
  • Make a strong on-camera connection
  • Prime and centre themselves for resilience and stamina
  • Release the power of their voice for gravitas, energy and engagement
  • Speak in a clearer, confident more compelling manner
  • Think and speak simultaneously
  • Open the power of their body language
  • Hold their space with grace when under pressure
  • Recover when they get knocked back
  • Prepare for presentations, interviews, meetings
  • Deliver prepared virtual presentations effectively
  • Speak unscripted to build a concise, structured and effective argument
  • Use story and metaphor to move and inspire an audience

This training is a highly interactive and dynamic, learn-by-doing experience which offers practical tips, exercises and feedback applicable to each participant’s specific virtual communication challenges. Each participant is given individual attention and coaching during the programme.

The programme is primed by a pre-course assessment by Mark Downey of each participant’s current virtual communication ‘first impressions’ in a video recording and a self-assessment questionnaire.

Each participant has post-course follow up feedback by Mark Downey from a video recording they create and their ability to apply the skills learned in the course.

About the trainer
Mark Downey is a multi-certified Voice, Speech and Presence Coach with global experience of training and coaching business executives, managers and teams in leading companies and organisations. His mission is to hold the space for others so that they may find the voice and the presence required to share their talents, hold their own and be of optimal service.

Upcoming dates:

Online, Online October 20, 27, 2021

Members Discount
Did you know that all Ibec members can avail of significant savings on all Ibec Training courses


"As always, the Powerful Presence programme was very highly rated by the staff here. They enjoyed and benefited from the course content which met and exceeded their expectations. The trainer's style and delivery is participative, experiential and highly engaging".

Idelle Hawkins, Irish Blood Transfusion Service

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