Talent Development

Personal Branding And Executive Presence Development

Programs designed for New Leaders and High Potentials

BUILD A MORE COHESIVE & PRODUCTIVE TEAM

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RESOLVE CONFLICTS EFFECTIVELY

BECOME A MORE PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATOR

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Executive Presence Development for Executives

What is Executive Presence

"In its simplest terms, executive presence is about your ability to inspire confidence inspiring confidence in your subordinates that you're the leader they want to follow, inspiring confidence among peers that you're capable and reliable and, most importantly, inspiring confidence among senior leaders that you have the potential for great achievements."

Gerry Valentine

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Our 4C Model

All our programs are geared towards developing your team members' executive presence and personal branding regardless of their position. When they develop their communication, connection, and composure, the team becomes more cooperative and productive.

OUR SIGNATURE PROGRAMMES

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1.BUILDING MORE COHESIVE WORK TEAMS THROUGH ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

The team that works well is the team that communicates well. If you think about it, all team issues can be traced back to poor communications.

 

Assertive communication is the ability to relay your thoughts and messages in a clear, direct and respectful way when faced with common difficult situations at work.

 

Assertiveness has been proven to help reduce workplace conflict and anxiety when dealing with difficult conversations at the workplace.

This programme is designed to teach participants practical Assertive Communication skills so that they can communicate with diplomacy, tact and confidence with coworkers.

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2.HANDLING CONFLICTS AND CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS WITH TACT AND POISE FOR A PRODUCTIVE OUTCOME

Let's face it, as long as we are working with people, we are bound to be faced with having to deal with conflicts and difficult situations.

It could be a simple misunderstanding that grew out of proportion. Maybe, you need to tell your subordinates that they will not be promoted. Did your colleague's shoddy work affect your deliverables? Worse, it could be about telling your boss that they made an error.

It's awkward. So we do our best to avoid these talks.

 

Sometimes we even avoid the person we need to talk with. But we all know that these responses are not going to solve the problem. We become stressed out as the situation worsens.

 

In this programme, you will learn how to navigate through the minefield of conflict and difficult conversations in a calm and balanced manner.

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3. INFLUENCE AND PERSUASION AT WORK, EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE AUTHORITY

Persuasion is a critical component of interpersonal communication. Forty percent of our time at work is spent selling. It could be pitching ideas, systems and techniques.

Many executives feel disempowered because they don't have the formal authority to push forward their proposals. But this is misconception.

 

Persuasion is skill, not a designation. Persuasive individuals can influence others towards an objective regardless of their rank.

This programme will effectively equip participants with the skills to strategically influence others, prime their thoughts and emotions to get buy-in and persuade stakeholders to think differently.

METHODOLOGY

Effecting real behavioural change is at the top of our agenda. So the delivery of our programmes is customised according to your organisation's needs, objectives and resources. We can contextualise them for training and coaching modalities.

 

It could be online or offline, as long as it is effective. We also offer keynote for organisation-wide learning.

Speaker Profile

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DEAN SHAMS helps leaders and professionals build a strong executive presence, connect with others better and become corporate influencers.


Drawing on his 15 years of experience as a communication strategist, Dean understands the real issues that are preventing executives from communicating their leadership and expertise.


He frequently uses principles of neuroscience, behavioural psychology and NLP language patterns in helping them communicate and present themselves with influence and impact.

Dean has consulted for organisations from a wide range of industries that include fintech, professional services, construction, public sector and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

Dean is the author of 3 books and his articles have been published in various national media and business magazines. He was also interviewed multiple times on national radio.

KEYNOTE:
DEMYSTIFYING EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

How to develop your presence regardless of your position

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Having strong skills, knowledge, and good work ethics make you an excellent professional. However, these attributes alone do not put you on the leadership path. It is your executive presence that sets you apart from your peers. But iS there is a problem. We tend to assume that presence is difficult to define. Some think that it's all about how you look and about having powerful presentation skills.

 

This is not true.

 

In this keynote, you will discover how you can build your brand and grow your influence regardless of your position or authority level.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO EXECUTIVE PRESENCE.

CONCRETE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO BUILD YOUR PRESENCE.

IDENTIFY SIGNS THAT YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK IN GROWING YOUR PRESENCE.

AUDIENCE REACTIONS

Dean is a refreshing speaker – to the point and not afraid to tell the truth. Thank you, Dean, for sharing your authentic insights. I learned some key takeaways that allowed me to see certain knowledge in new ways. Dean is very engaging, and I felt like he was speaking only to me!

Christina Sok- Cabrera | Life By Design Entrepreneur

It was one of the best workshops I have ever attended. He was a highly engaging trainer and delivered top-quality content that was way beyond expectations.

His training sessions were also very interactive, as he presented us with "real-life" situations that allowed us to practice what he had taught us.


He was truly a communications specialist, as he kept his ideas and messages simple for us to understand, and yet transformative.

Tan Ping Hong | Business Development & Marketing Executive

Dean brought in a wealth of experience in his expertise as a communication specialist. He made the workshop extremely exciting and engaging. I have gained much from his insights on body language, tonal expression, just to name a few.

Aloysius Chia | Business Development Manager

Dean’s passion and enthusiasm to help can be felt throughout the entire presentation. I was delighted when he shared some of the trade secrets on how to boost my profile on both social and business networks. He is one of the best speakers I have encountered. His advice was easy to use, and it works!

Andrew Sean Yeo | HR Director

What made the workshop unexpectedly different was the practical life experiences and insight he shared. With the myriad and collective background he has, it made him an all rounder trainer that would benefit anyone who works or render his service.

Cindy Chew | Finance Professional

Dean covered a wide range of techniques and skills that are relevant and useful to better manage my communications in any context. There was never a boring moment in Dean’s session. He shared real life examples and created real, simple and exciting role plays that stimulated my learning.

Thank You Dean for being such an awesome and authentic trainer!

Adeline Chong | Training Executive iTelecommunications industry

There was an abundance of treasures that Dean Shams shared at the Up Your Game 2017 conference. Dean has a flair that kept his audience captivated in their seats with his interesting lessons. He was a joy to listen to and an inspiration to me. From his life lessons, I have started to embrace my strengths and am reinventing myself to reconnect with like-minded individuals.

Aimiliyana Shamsuddin | Skincare business owner

Dean Shams is one of the most entertaining speakers I attended during the Up Your Game Conference 2017. He made a very intricate topic seems easy to understand. His lessons were very practical such that you can immediately apply it the moment you step out of the conference room.

 

Charles Chin | Entrepreneur

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