Professional Presence (Virtual)

12 Week Virtual Course (PP) | taught by Terri Williams
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  • 12 Videos
  • 12 Texts
  • 23 PDFs
  • 24.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Week 4-Interpersonal Communications
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Course description

Panache Career Strategies 12-Week Virtual Professional Presence Course brings our clients an accelerated learning roadmap that gives them new skills, challenges and support to achieve their goals!

Here's how our 12-week virtual courses work. As a course participant, you'll receive a packet each week via email (on Saturday) for 12 weeks. In each packet there will be the current week's lesson in your course, along with assorted combinations of exercises, videos, and tools. You'll work through the lessons at your own pace. We use our moderated online community to share ideas and to ask and answer questions. You don't have to be at any particular place at any particular time to participate and advance through the lessons. Please write me with your questions about our 12-week virtual courses at

This course focuses on how to communicate with confidence and poise using transferable-skills training techniques. Every participant has the opportunity to practice in a variety of situations. Making positive first impressions, strong interpersonal communication skills, actions and behaviors in the workplace, and a professional appearance are all critical components for accessing and enhancing Executive Presence. Whether the professional priority is customer service, supervision, team building or leadership, participants benefit from this comprehensive training.


Using the best practices of adult education, this highly interactive workshop enables participants to experience new ways of communicating with effectiveness and greater confidence. Based on our experience, the workshop training modules have been identified as highly relevant for professionals and executives across all industries.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Every first impression counts. Whether meeting a new client, team member or boss, for example, from an introduction to a phone call you are constantly judging others and being judged. Remember, you continue to create an impression with people you have known a long time.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: This phase of our program covers all aspects of interpersonal communication skills. Attention is paid to critical details in each area so that participants can function with ease and comfort in any situation. Communication encompasses a variety of verbal and non-verbal ways you express authority, convey your confidence, and synthesize and articulate your expertise at both formal occasions and during casual situations.

GRAVITAS: Executive Presence is about behaving appropriately in a given place and situation and within the context of the prevailing corporate culture.

PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE: Image is a perception, an intangible quality that is difficult to define. Integrating technical knowledge and academic identity with professional presence can be a challenge. Projecting Executive Presence and making the right first impression improves both stature and reputation, with increased confidence as a by-product. Participants in this program learn to manage and improve their professional image through training to develop a heightened sense of self-awareness.people-lots

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Terri Williams
Terri Williams
Dedicated and passionate instructor

Terri is a certified and licensed Executive Presence expert providing consulting and training in professional skills. Her focus areas include: communications (interpersonal and technical), gravitas, leadership, etiquette, and appearance.

Specializing in working with high-performing technical talent, Terri is an experienced human resource management practitioner and corporate protocol leader. For more than 20 years, she has worked in a variety of roles across three Cabinet-level organizations, which include the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation.


Terri's work includes a variety of strategic initiatives, in particular, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs' Task Force for the Employment and Advancement of Women, the Secretary of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, and numerous professional development and employee engagement efforts.


An alumnus of Georgetown University, University of Maryland, the Army War College, Averett University, and National-Louis University. Terri is a graduate of a myriad of executive education programs, dual graduate degrees and has earned a Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management), and a Master of Science in Management. Her undergraduate work includes the Bachelor of Business Administration, and an Associates in General Studies.

Terri L. Williams, President and Founder

Telephone: (571) 318-9522