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Careers don't always follow a straight line. Sometimes you have to fight to reach the next level. Women in leadership positions extremely often experience this. Many people who show courage and willingness have to deal with their own personality and reflect on their way of speaking and their language patterns.

Often these are the people who have worked particularly hard to gain their position or standing. Who have fought particularly persistently for their success. And who deal with their own language and personality in a way that others are secretly impressed by it. Anyone who wants to advance their own development has already experienced defeats. How one deals with it is shaped by thinking and is brought into the language.

Through language and communication we are able to reflect, to bring things to consciousness and to draw our or others` attention to something. The more clearly we are able to express ourselves, the more coherent our communication with others will become.

Good rapport and genuine dialogue make it essential to raise the question how you speak to others and how you express yourself!

Perhaps you have grown into a leadership position in the course of your career, or you have recently become a senior executive, or perhaps you have been elected to a prominent position. You are very knowledgeable about your subject, others find you influential and for some people you are a role model.

However, you might not like to perform in front of a larger audience. Though, it is crucial, not so many people are passionate about it. There are usually some factors that cause uncertainty: whether you will reach the audience at all, whether what you say will be remembered, and how you will come across.

Those who have impact on others and are aware of their responsibilities also work on themselves, usually throughout their whole career.

Many people in leadership position regularly take time out in the form of creative breaks in which they recharge their own batteries, so to speak, and regain strength to meet the demands mentally, psychologically and physically. Often this is a spiritual time-out to be more with oneself again and to restore inner coherence. Such developmental processes can be arranged through contact and a trustful exchange with another person.

More self-confidence. More charisma. More impact.

Even people who find it easy to make public appearances or to address a large audience need preparation and practice. Because good speakers are not simply born. Not all of them are natural talents. And not everyone who possesses professional expertise will automatically convey this skillfully.

Let's take a look at Angela Merkel's political career. She may not be a great and passionate speaker, but over the past two decades she has changed the way she conducts her voice and how she speaks to better suit her role. The middle pitch has become deeper and the way of speaking has become quieter overall. This makes her appear credible and competent. (The research was conducted by Prof. Sendlmeier at the Chair of Information and Communication Management at the TU Berlin.)

In addition to having a good voice, it is also crucial to address people the way they expect it from you. Uncertainty concerning it is common and consequently, the speaker might overshoot the mark.

Many people ask themselves: Am I being understood at all? Can I also touch my audience emotionally? Am I prepared enough? The setting of a situation is also decisive. Everyone can learn to use this in order to present themselves in the best possible way.

Take a look at Apple founder Steve Jobs. His sparkling enthusiasm for a product that was completely new at the time and which until then had only been seen as a purely technical and functional product is legendary. He insisted on presenting the Apple i-Phone in great detail. Why? Because only he was able to express the passion that went into this creative development and because, despite the seriousness of the presentation, his casualness and playfulness could be conveyed to his listeners. How easily the audience was carried away by it!

What you get from a training

It has become more natural for many people to deal with and talk about their own role. The more responsible the position, the more we realize how important it is to shape our personality and bring it into line with the requirements of a role.

Language shapes our personality, but it also reveals a lot about who we are.

Personality and mood are in constant communication. Thus, working on one`s personal expression is always integrative work. It encompasses the mental-intuitive as well as the psychological and physical states. At the same time, working on voice and speech is purely functional: the body is a vessel of sound and resonance in which breathing and vocal function influence each other. However, they can be developed, as can stress patterns and the rhythm of speech. The objectives of the training are: