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Hero Training: How to Present with Executive Presence

Yes, Hero Training!

How often do you experience weak, boring, tedious presentations?  AND, when a good one happens, how do you feel about the presenter?  People who delight and inform are unexpected heroes.  That should be you too.

Do you do presentations for executives, clients, or prospects?

Sadly, most corporate presentations are weak (or worse!). This fact is taken for granted at lower levels. But at manager and above levels, it’s a career-limiting problem. Even so, many professionals seem locked into over-loaded slides, machine-gun delivery, and zero engagement. Why? It’s not laziness, it’s because they haven’t been expose to a more effect and approachable technique. This meetup introduces that technique.

The event offers a way out through the practice of executive presence. When you create a more structured message with resonance, it means your delivery will be more powerful and you will generate more influence. In this beginning, it might also mean more prep (knowing your message instead of reading your slides) But that is for the best.

Begin learning to manage the message and your delivery to really please the audience with clarity, relevance and authority.  Bring your war stories, hardest challenges and willingness to learn.

There will be chances to practice and get feedback. Also networking before and after the event.

This event is free in Sunnyvale starting at 6:30

PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE at this LINK for exact location

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Roy Terry has been training elite professionals to communicate effectively in Silicon Valley since 1996. He has coached many hundreds of startup founders and now coaches executives and leaders at Apple, Google, eBay, Deloitte, KPMG and more on leadership principles including executive presence.

“Big thanks to InnoWorld for providing this  event  venue”

Executive Presence, Gravitas, and Leadership Briefing Silicon Valley

  • Are you feeling ready for leadership but overlooked?
  • Are the old routines no longer effective?
  • Can you communicate with poise and impress with insight?Here is an easy opportunity to be briefed and ask questions about a new model for executive presence that has benefited leaders from Deloitte, Google, Apple, Ebay, Dolby Labs, and more.
    Special Note to Entrepreneurs and Founders: Executive Presence is how innovation happens. The ability to command a room. to persuade with vision, to capture loyalty are crucial for startups and small businesses too. VCs are looking for EP even in your pitch. So come along and get ahead of the game

Turning AI Into Real-Life Products

With AI being one of the hottest topics of modern days, we see a huge revolution toward the future. How will this advanced technology become real products? How would it change our daily lives? What will the world look like when it is full of AI?

Together with famous AI startups and investors, we would like to invite you to get involved with the past, the present, and future of AI and enjoy the awesome products demo show.

“Gateway to Silicon Valley” Program (combo event)

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Founders in the Valley enjoy an unfair advantage – they already have the best resources, training, education and network at their fingertips. International founders are just as smart and capable, but it takes time to learn the rules of the game in Silicon Valley.

Gateway to Silicon Valley eliminates that gap for global founders whether you are already here or want come to Silicon Valley, we can get you up to speed so you can start playing on the same field as seasoned locals.

You will walk away with:

You’ll discover the foundations of establishing your business in Silicon Valley, with topics that are customized to suit international founders and new startups. Figure out how to break into the national market, legal issues, how to incorporate your startup legally, and more.

“Gateway to Silicon Valley” is a complete crash course for international startup founders to successfully utilize the unique ecosystem of Silicon Valley and propel your business in the US.

Crowd Pitch Challenge (combo event)

Event for startup founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners, executives, directors, CEOs, CMOs, marketers, sales persons, mentors and coaches. Professionals from various backgrounds are all welcome too.

Learn how to :

• Pitch with Extreme Confidence

• Improve Your Pitch to Win Investors

• Get a Better Pitch

• Grow Your Audience & Profits using Intelligently Designed Marketing

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Fill in LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES (<-CLICK NOW) form to give your best matching attendees an opportunity to get acquainted with you hours before the event. Also, if live streaming is available, a link to live streaming will be shared with you if you have filled in this form. Also get familiar with our AUDIENCE-COLOR-CODING (<-CLICK).

Participate in the event in 2 ways :

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About 8 hours before the event, check match-making email in inbox/spam folder, learn your 20-30 best matches out of hundreds of participants/attendees. Team up virtually with your best matches from the luxury of your home for free. (Watch live streaming, if available, and listen to your favorite speakers live. Though live streaming is not guaranteed).

Executive Presence NOW! (Silicon Valley) Move from Expertise to Authority

You’ve reached a nice level of status and recognition. Your technical and task skills are strong. Now you’re looking at larger opportunities. But moving up is no longer automatic.

Why? It’s simply a fact that in the high-tech, high-growth environment, many professionals make great progress with expertise. BUT, to advance higher you need leadership and communication skills, in short, Executive Presence. Further, you may have blockers, habits that worked years ago but no longer fit you.

Learn what expert clients (Phd / MBa) from Apple, Google, Trinet, Deloitte, Bell Labs, & BMC Software have proven: EP leadership training with Roy Terry is highly valuable. Consider this test:

1) “Got Message?” – Do superiors and colleagues recognize your leadership thinking and find it compelling, well organized, and valuable? AND

2) Presence? – Are you able to connect directly, confidently and state challenging news with authority? Does the room “slow down”, quiet down, and listen? If not fully confident, you owe it to yourself to learn more about executive presence.

[Special Note to Entrepreneurs and Founders: Executive Presence is how innovation happens. The ability to command a room. to persuade with vision, to capture loyalty are crucial for startups and small businesses too. VCs are looking for EP even in your pitch. So come along and get ahead of the game]

Probably the people around you have leadership skills. Maybe stronger than you have. And they speak with surprising effectiveness. How? Relax, it’s not magic, it’s method. But please don’t think that just more time and experience will get you moving. Executive skills don’t work that way.

Sometimes called “The It Factor”

According to Forbes, executive presence is “the ability to project gravitas – confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness” as well as “communication – including speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation – and appearance.” And the Forbes survey of 268 senior executives reported that executive presence accounts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted.

EP MATTERS. And there is a way forward, but first please avoid dead-ends.

Reading and studying – what worked for expertise – won’t build Executive Presence at all. Similarly, trying to imitate the boss will be problematic. That’s because leadership is a performance skill. It requires engaging your unique presence: Thinking on your feet, managing expectations, navigating conflict and presenting winning scenarios with authority. These are live skills that no amount of personal study will address.

Our training is actually a leadership studio. An approach that gets you engaged and starting to embody leadership approaches from day one. If you Google EP you’ll see repeated obvious advice: dress well, be bold, find charisma… But these are signposts, not fundamentals. This event will present the fundamentals you may find surprising and fundamentals win.

Come to this mini-briefing and learn what it really takes. You’ll get a highly valuable introduction to the essence of EP. You’ll walkout understanding executive presence at the level of emotion, meaning, and motivation. We’ll address and place in context: speaking skills, relationship management, executive thinking, and leadership maneuvers.

What’s included?
A global model of EP and all it’s factors plus and minus. The leadership team mission primer, “Leadership 101.” And, the essential core of executive presence, the “Leadership Intervention Template” – essential steps and criteria to nail a leadership moment every time. This and more explained, demonstrated and acted out.

Most important: You’ll get insight into your current degree of EP (Yes. Everybody’s got some) and a strategy to move forward. Importantly, you’ll benefit from a ground up description and explanation that goes beyond the list of obvious advice you’ll find on line.

A current high-level Job posting in financial services says: “Our ideal candidate has…

  • Executive presence with the ability to succinctly, confidently and articulately defend and challenge positions in verbal and written communications”

Are you ready to answer this offer?

My name is Roy Terry and I’ve been teaching advanced communication to technical and business experts since 1995 here in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Like me, you have probably seen a lot of me-too trainings that really don’t cut it. Recently I sat through a 70-minute session claimed to address executive presence. The content? A page full of tips about posture, breathe and diction. Not even close!

To do it right, I synthesized this performance-oriented course for executive presence based on all my previous trainings and workshops. It includes insights in to the listener mind, language skills for rapport, transitions, and promoting a mission. My one-on-one coaching inside the valley’s largest companies has verified these components. There is also useful wisdom from professional speakers on getting attention, maintaining power and presence and handling distractions or challenges. Finally, there is attention as needed to your core confidence. We’ll wash out your limiters and promote your strengths so that you can take control of the room with assurance. Seriously, I know there’s no other training like this because no one has combined the skills and insights in this way before. Please help yourself to advance your goals by getting on board now.

Want to get grounded with executive presence? Want to get on a solid leadership path? This event is for you. Please come curious and be ready to share a bit of your experience in with leadership and authority.

Click now to gain the early bird price!

Your Presenter

Roy Terry is a communication and leadership expert who has coached and trained numerous founders and technical leaders in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. He is principal consultant at Executive Presence Now, and his complementary practice, ThePrimalPitch.com, serves both local and overseas companies. . Several client companies have subsequently been funded for a combined amount of over 2 million dollars. Mr. Terry was featured in February of 2014 as a pitch coaching expert on the French Business network BFMTV. Clients include Talentoday, Video Stitch, and Market Carrot. He is a tech veteran with over 30 years’ experience in Silicon Valley as software developer, project lead, and consultant. Mr. Terry has been training and coaching communication in the Silicon Valley since 1995 and past clients include Hewlett Packard and Oracle Corporation for professional communication skills. Mr. Terry is experienced as a public speaker, NLP practitioner, and also incorporates relevant knowledge and practice from stage acting, standup, and improv.

As Silicon Valley’s Pitch Doctor, has conducted many workshops and helped 100s of founders with pitching and storytelling. Clients include winners of K-TECH west, Launch Festival 2014, and The French New Enterprise Laureates. Mr. Terry is the preferred pitch coach for KOTRA, KISED, The French Tech Hub, Techcode, ZNation Lab, Innowest, the Cardinal Pitch Club, and MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region.

Executive Presence NOW! Move from Expertise to Authority (SF)

You’ve reached a nice level of status and recognition. Your technical and task skills are strong. Now you’re looking at larger opportunities. But moving up is no longer automatic.

Why? It’s simply a fact that in the high-tech, high-growth environment, many professionals make great progress with expertise. BUT, to advance higher you need leadership and communication skills, in short, Executive Presence. Further, you may have blockers, habits that worked years ago but no longer fit you.

Learn what expert clients (Phd / MBa) from Apple, Google, Trinet, Deloitte, Bell Labs, & BMC Software have proven: EP leadership training with Roy Terry is highly valuable. Consider this test:

1) “Got Message?” – Do superiors and colleagues recognize your leadership thinking and find it compelling, well organized, and valuable? AND

2) Presence? – Are you able to connect directly, confidently and state challenging news with authority? Does the room “slow down”, quiet down, and listen? If not fully confident, you owe it to yourself to learn more about executive presence.

[Special Note to Entrepreneurs and Founders: Executive Presence is how innovation happens. The ability to command a room. to persuade with vision, to capture loyalty are crucial for startups and small businesses too. VCs are looking for EP even in your pitch. So come along and get ahead of the game]

Probably the people around you have leadership skills. Maybe stronger than you have. And they speak with surprising effectiveness. How? Relax, it’s not magic, it’s method. But please don’t think that just more time and experience will get you moving. Executive skills don’t work that way.

Sometimes called “The It Factor”

According to Forbes, executive presence is “the ability to project gravitas – confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness” as well as “communication – including speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation – and appearance.” And the Forbes survey of 268 senior executives reported that executive presence accounts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted.

EP MATTERS. And there is a way forward, but first please avoid dead-ends.

Reading and studying – what worked for expertise – won’t build Executive Presence at all. Similarly, trying to imitate the boss will be problematic. That’s because leadership is a performance skill. It requires engaging your unique presence: Thinking on your feet, managing expectations, navigating conflict and presenting winning scenarios with authority. These are live skills that no amount of personal study will address.

Our training is actually a leadership studio. An approach that gets you engaged and starting to embody leadership approaches from day one. If you Google EP you’ll see repeated obvious advice: dress well, be bold, find charisma… But these are signposts, not fundamentals. This event will present the fundamentals you may find surprising and fundamentals win.

Come to this mini-briefing and learn what it really takes. You’ll get a highly valuable introduction to the essence of EP. You’ll walkout understanding executive presence at the level of emotion, meaning, and motivation. We’ll address and place in context: speaking skills, relationship management, executive thinking, and leadership maneuvers.

What’s included?
A global model of EP and all it’s factors plus and minus. The leadership team mission primer, “Leadership 101.” And, the essential core of executive presence, the “Leadership Intervention Template” – essential steps and criteria to nail a leadership moment every time. This and more explained, demonstrated and acted out.

Most important: You’ll get insight into your current degree of EP (Yes. Everybody’s got some) and a strategy to move forward. Importantly, you’ll benefit from a ground up description and explanation that goes beyond the list of obvious advice you’ll find on line.

A current high-level Job posting in financial services says: “Our ideal candidate has…

  • Executive presence with the ability to succinctly, confidently and articulately defend and challenge positions in verbal and written communications”

Are you ready to answer this offer?

My name is Roy Terry and I’ve been teaching advanced communication to technical and business experts since 1995 here in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Like me, you have probably seen a lot of me-too trainings that really don’t cut it. Recently I sat through a 70-minute session claimed to address executive presence. The content? A page full of tips about posture, breathe and diction. Not even close!

To do it right, I synthesized this performance-oriented course for executive presence based on all my previous trainings and workshops. It includes insights in to the listener mind, language skills for rapport, transitions, and promoting a mission. My one-on-one coaching inside the valley’s largest companies has verified these components. There is also useful wisdom from professional speakers on getting attention, maintaining power and presence and handling distractions or challenges. Finally, there is attention as needed to your core confidence. We’ll wash out your limiters and promote your strengths so that you can take control of the room with assurance. Seriously, I know there’s no other training like this because no one has combined the skills and insights in this way before. Please help yourself to advance your goals by getting on board now.

Want to get grounded with executive presence? Want to get on a solid leadership path? This event is for you. Please come curious and be ready to share a bit of your experience in with leadership and authority.

Click now to gain the early bird price!

Your Presenter

Roy Terry is a communication and leadership expert who has coached and trained numerous founders and technical leaders in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. He is principal consultant at Executive Presence Now, and his complementary practice, ThePrimalPitch.com, serves both local and overseas companies. . Several client companies have subsequently been funded for a combined amount of over 2 million dollars. Mr. Terry was featured in February of 2014 as a pitch coaching expert on the French Business network BFMTV. Clients include Talentoday, Video Stitch, and Market Carrot. He is a tech veteran with over 30 years’ experience in Silicon Valley as software developer, project lead, and consultant. Mr. Terry has been training and coaching communication in the Silicon Valley since 1995 and past clients include Hewlett Packard and Oracle Corporation for professional communication skills. Mr. Terry is experienced as a public speaker, NLP practitioner, and also incorporates relevant knowledge and practice from stage acting, standup, and improv.

As Silicon Valley’s Pitch Doctor, has conducted many workshops and helped 100s of founders with pitching and storytelling. Clients include winners of K-TECH west, Launch Festival 2014, and The French New Enterprise Laureates. Mr. Terry is the preferred pitch coach for KOTRA, KISED, The French Tech Hub, Techcode, ZNation Lab, Innowest, the Cardinal Pitch Club, and MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region.

Executive Presence SF: How to Move from Expertise to Authority

This is a short notice reminder of immediate opportunity. (And a discount code below) But please read more to understand the leverage that’s offered!
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An inexpensive, low noise, and high content briefing is happening this Friday, noon time, in San Francisco. The topic is Executive Presence, the gold standard of leadership skill.

Details HERE (Discount Included)

Here’s one reason we often bypass professional training: jargon and obfuscation.

The PROBLEM:
Professional leadership is inherently daunting. There are mixed agendas, uncertainty, fuzzy communication, technology glitches, and dynamic competition.

What makes it worse? The Snake Oil: Buzzwords, Jargon, Happy Talk, Hand-waving, BS, and worst of all fanciful ABSTRACTIONS pretending to be knowledge.

Sadly, many skilled trainers and coaches have adopted abstract leadership models full of magic keywords. Bates executive presence model has 20 keywords. A new approach, called “Tilt,” has more like a hundred invented aspects. Honestly, this smoke & mirrors complication infuriates me. It’s maddening because the confusion slows people down and puts attention on the wrong things.

WHAT’S BETTER?: In my practice there are only two aspects:

Presence and Message.

That’s it. These are the two domains of behavior you can focus on to increase your leadership equation. Presence is physical, visceral, intuitive. Message is verbal, cognitive, structured.

Two fundamentals that will be demonstrated, practiced and blended to create impressions, impact, action, loyalty. Simple. Powerful. And grounded in both stage craft and neuroscience.

I explain these elements and many more in my 2 hour briefing. You will gain this insight, watch and participate in demonstrations and measure where you stand with the big P and M.

It’s this Friday at 12:30, the last time in San Francisco until June. You need to hear a better way to understand leadership and you’ll be happy you did it!

Details HERE.
For recipients and colleagues, please use discount code VIP50 to receive a 50% discount on your ticket.
If you have any questions or thoughts feel free to reach out at any time.

Thanks again!

Roy Terry
408-605-0846