Instructor for this course

Many financial professionals struggle with communicating in a way other non-financial people understand – one of the six traits of executive presence.  This course is designed to grow the confidence, ambition, and strategic influencing skills of high potential financial professionals in business. The desired outcome is to speak and write with precision, clarity, and persuasion to convey important financial insights to those able to act and respond. 

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

6 Courses6 Traits of Executive You

  1. 6 Traits of Executive You: Confidence
  2. 6 Traits of Executive You: Relationship Building
  3. 6 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills
  4. 6 Traits of Executive You: Resilience
  5. 6 Traits of Executive You: Credible Leadership
  6. 6 Traits of Executive You: Personal Branding

Learning Objectives

  • Discover Ethos, Logos, & Pathos and recognize how to incorporate the principles of persuasion into every important message to initiate action and response.
  • Explore how to connect with your audience using storytelling.
  • Discover how to improve your writing skills and recognize how to write like a business journalist to express your opinions with tact and clarity.
  • Explore ways to strengthen your presentation skills to get a standing ovation the next time you present to an audience.
Last updated/reviewed: November 19, 2019

11 Reviews (68 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
A lot of great tips and insights on communication, including building rapport, storytelling, writing and presentation skills; as well as an understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos. Blair keeps thing informative and interesting.
Member's Profile
This was a very informative lesson. Communicating is very challenging in itself at any level and I think this lesson applies to all levels of professional not even just for executives.
Member's Profile
This training should not be underestimated. It contains key points that reflect various angles of communication, some of which are not obvious. Very helpful.
Member's Profile
Blair's presentation was very engaging and also informative. I especially liked the Alan Alda bit for the storytelling part of the presentation.
Member's Profile
I thought the course was very helpful. It is well laid out and a lot of good guidance on building overall communication at an executive level.
Anonymous Author
Cover the essence of how to become a financial executive. Provide easy to implement solutions. Very useful.
Anonymous Author
This is a great course. A lot of useful tips were provided. The instructor was very lively and engaging.
Anonymous Author
Some good pointers overall that are applicable not just to the executive level but for all levels.
Anonymous Author
This course did an excellent Job at setting great examples of communication skills.
Anonymous Author
Course was helpful and had some interesting points on communication.
Anonymous Author
Sufficient number of good examples for anyone to replicate/action.


Course Complexity: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite Education: None.
  • Prerequisite Experience: Managerial experience.
  • Prerequisite Preparation:  None 

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  2:566 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills Promo
  1:23Introduction to 6 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills
  5:56Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
  6:04Building Rapport
  13:07Writing Skills
  11:02Presentation Skills
  51:57Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills
  PDFSlides: 6 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills
  PDF6 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills Glossary/Index
  PDFWorkbook: 6 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills Glossary/Index