MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2016

The Art and Science of Powerful Presence

Tracy Purinton, Director, MIT Leadership Center

Jan/28 Thu 09:00AM-05:00PM Residence Inn, Camb

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/22
Limited to 10 participants

You have 30 seconds to capture your audience’s attention, in the boardroom, in an interview, or in any situation. It doesn’t matter how “right” you are, if you audience can’t hear you, you will not be effective and therefore will not have influence and impact. Human beings are masters of unconsciously reading others’ body language and nonverbal cues, and instinctively detect when the message delivered by the body does not match the verbal message. In this session, you will hone in on your “secret weapons”, establish your “presence points” and practice specific tools to Master Your Message®.  It provides you with experiences that teach flexibility and how to be present in the moment: a foundational platform of Powerful Presence and Communication. It draws upon cutting edge clinical research and practical experience in the fields of neuroscience, sensory integration, systems theory, coaching, speech/language/voice and leadership.

This is not a theory course, not a “tips and techniques” public speaking or presentation design course. This one-day workshop is about you and how you “show up”, as your best self, in a variety of situations. Please join us only if you are prepared to be fully engaged in a variety of exercises with other members of the group. It is highly interactive and experiential - you will be bouncing on yoga balls, repeatedly speaking in front of the group, and be videotaped (for workshop purposes only). 


Sponsor(s): MIT Leadership Center, Sloan School of Management
Contact: Abby Berenson, 617 324-3794, BERENSON@MIT.EDU