Mastering the Unwritten Rules of Executive Presence

How to Construct a Confident, Captivating Professional Persona

About This Course

Executive presence isn’ just for executives. Every professional consciously and unconsciously communicates their competence to bosses, coworkers, and customers. Learn how to hone your presence to become a more effective, trusted, and respected professional.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Exactly what executive presence is and isn’t and why other people’s perception of you, particularly your bosses’, matter just as much as your ability to carry out your job responsibilities.
  • The ways you are formally and informally assessed, how different groups may judge you, and how each of those groups tends to be looking for something different.
  • Gravitas, the most critical element of executive presence, including what it is, why it’s so important, and how to make it work for you.
  • How to self-assess your communication skills and determine how you can better communicate with others.
  • How your appearance influences your presence and other people perceive your professionalism.
  • The secret ingredient of executive presence that, if added properly, will make you seem more charismatic, confident, and appealing.
  • Why feedback on your presence is so rare and what you can and should do to get it.

Launching: August 2020

Cost: $199

Format: Self-paced

Length: 2.5 hours

Category: Professional skills

Target audience: Everyone whose executive presence influences their professional success (spoiler alert: that’s pretty much everyone)

 Included in this couse:

  • 2.5 hours of video instruction
  • Course transcripts
  • Downloadable tip sheets
  • Lifetime access to the course
Chris Savos

Chris Savos

About the Instructor

Dr. Chris Savos is Vice President of Special Projects at JTG, Inc. and is leading the Proficiency1 effort. He has extensive experience as an executive manager, leader, and analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he worked on a range of sensitive international security and foreign policy issues for more than 20 years. Dr. Savos was also a Principal at a homeland security consulting firm and Director of Operations at a software startup in the Middle East. He currently designs and delivers unique leadership, analytic, and professional skills training and development programs to a range of clients in the Intelligence Community and the private sector. You can learn more about him at