Course Description

Shape your executive presence with guidance and practice opportunities in a supportive group class environment. Learn how to reframe your mindset and to use the language of the executive in the room. Through a series of exercises, discover your presentation strengths and weaknesses, address anxiety, limit distractions, and increase your capacity to effectively handle a variety of situations.
Few are born with great, natural leadership skills. Craft and hone your leadership qualities and presence, guided and encouraged by a highly-qualified instructor with decades of experience. Develop essential elements of effective leadership through individual exercises, live online discussion with your classmates and instructor, and video demonstrations to watch on your own time.



This is a companion course to Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch and Communicate to Influence in the Maximize Your Leadership Potential series.


  • Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.
  • If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.
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Section Title
Executive Presence: Win the Room - Maximize Your Leadership Potential
Live and Recorded Online Sessions
M, W
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Sep 23, 2024 to Sep 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $75.00
Reading List / Textbook

Optional: Talk it Up: A Guide to Successful Public Speaking by David Suk Brown and Danny Suk Brown (2022) 

Suggested: Talk It Up!: Companion Workbook by David Brown (2023)

Section Notes

Students will interact with instructors and other students through Zoom and SMU's Learning Management System (Canvas). To maximize classroom instruction and your learning experience, we encourage the use of video and audio devices during the Zoom meeting, if available.


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