• Date:

Workshop EPFL Innovation Park

Personal Presence Workshop: Voice & body language for confidence & connection

21 April 2015, 13h30-17h30 – Salle Pluton, Bâtiment D, rez

Build your personal presence, strengthen your impact!

Would you like to have more impact in your meetings and presentations with customers, investors, and colleagues? Are you sometimes struggling to get your message across?

A successful pitch or presentation isn’t only about great contents and structure. Whether you manage to win the minds and hearts of your stakeholders depends on how you show up, and how you speak. If you don’t look and sound convinced and enthusiastic – why would they be?

In this hands-on workshop we will practice powerful non-verbal communication that reinforces your presence and your message. In fun and interactive exercises, you will learn how you are perceived, try new things, and get feedback from the peers, the trainer, and the video-camera.

You will:

  • Become aware of the non-verbal signals you are sending.
  • Practice assertive body language and productive use of gestures and space.
  • Learn to connect with and engage your audience.
  • Practice techniques to bring more volume and gravitas into your voice.
  • Learn to modulate your voice to captivate the attention and speak with more impact.

The workshop will be held in English.

Bio of the Workshop leader: Mrs Maria Wilhelmsson
Maria Wilhelmsson is passionate about helping professionals find their authentic voice, enhance their personal presence, and get their message across in a dynamic and powerful way.
A trained singer and accomplished performer, Maria has always been fascinated by the impact of someone’s voice – and all the things that affect it. At VoxImpact, Maria blends her knowledge of the voice and performing arts with her practical business experience to enable individuals to strengthen their professional and personal impact.

With more than 15 years in senior sales, marketing and consultancy positions in organizations such as IMD and Tetra Pak, Maria brings a solid business understanding and an appreciation of the communication demands facing individuals having to excel in presentations, discussions and personal interactions at the highest levels of an organisation. Maria is fluent in Swedish, English, Spanish and French. She has trained groups and individuals from organizations like Nestlé, Nespresso, Novartis, Merck Serono, Tetra Pak, Oracle, Gant, Alexion Pharma, O-I, EPFL, Innovaud, UN, WWF, and IMD. Maria is also a public speaking coach at Own The Room.

More info at www.voximpact.com


Limited to 12 participants: CEO, head of sales, pre-sales & account managers
First come, first served

RSVP : ignell@epfl-innovationpark.ch

Björn Ignell
Marketing & Course Manager – CTI Entrepreneurship Suisse-Romande
Fondation EPFL Innovation Park ● Bâtiment C ● 1015 LAUSANNE

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