T-learning # Pitch & Presentation

Present with Confidence and Impact

What does it mean when someone says you have gravitas?

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Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d.

a) Your posture lacks poise.

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b) You convey seriousness.

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Saying someone has "gravitas" is a compliment that conveys several positive qualities :

Seriousness and importance, intelligence and wisdom, respect and trust, and professional presence.

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Presentations are often not just about content. Gravitas, that air of dignity and weight, can elevate your delivery and captivate your audience.

Here’s some advice about how to convey seriousness and importance of manner, causing feelings of respect and trust in others.

> Speak clearly and concisely, projecting your voice and ideas with conviction.

> Show you’ve invested time and thought in your speech by presenting a well-structured message, and also by anticipating questions.

> Maintain a professional posture, make deliberate gestures, and establish strong eye-contact to convey authority and keep your audience engaged.

Gravitas goes beyond visuals and encompasses the speaker’s overall presence, poise, and command of the room.

And remember, take the lead, in English!

1 March 2024

c) You appear flippant.

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d) Your demeanour suggests a casual approach.

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