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How to Develop Gravitas

Your five-step guide to being sought out, listened to, taken seriously, and trusted by the people around you.

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You want your words to carry weight, you want people to listen to you, you want to speak with authority, you want to be trusted... you even want to be sought out for you opinions, insights and advice.

What you need is gravitas.

And here is where you will learn how to develop it in a simple five step programme.

What are the symptoms?

You know you need to develop more gravitas if people tend to ignore your advice, if people sometimes switch-off when you are speaking, if it seems like they don't trust your judgement.

Who needs gravitas?

If you want to further your career, you need gravitas. It is that commanding impression of authority, judgement and wisdom that people look to when they want a leader, when they need advice, or when someone has to give them confidence in the future.

That can be you...

Do you want:

  • People to take you seriously?
  • To feel confident among older, more experienced colleagues or clients?
  • To hold the attention of a room full of people?
  • A position of trust, influence, and authority?
  • Your ideas and insights to be welcomed and embraced?
  • Promotion at a young age?
  • People to pay attention and take notice of you?
  • You career to move forwards and upwards?

Can Gravitas Be Learned?

We recognise gravitas when we encounter a set of attitudes and behaviours that conform to our expectations of authority, credibility and wisdom. You can learn these attitudes and behaviours, and you will, with this five step course.

What makes gravitas does depend, to a degree, on the culture and society you live and work in. This course is designed for people in Western, English-speaking cultures. But much of the advice will also be true for other cultures.



Excellent advice and tips on how to make yourself valuable through the concept of gravitas. Explains some of the mistakes you can make and why you shouldn't make them. I speak a lot to people and need to be reminded of these practices and attitudes.

Francisco Hernandez

Your Instructor


Dr Mike Clayton
Dr Mike Clayton

Business and Management Training that makes ideas simple; but not simplistic

Dr Mike Clayton is a business author and speaker. Since 2002, he has been helping professionals, managers and leaders to excel in their roles with personal effectiveness training.

“Fast paced. Content rich. Valuable information.”

Now Mike puts a lot of his energy into translating his massively successful live business seminars into video course format.

“A very interesting and insightful seminar with lots of good ideas. Mike is a very good presenter.”

Mike has written over a dozen books for major publishers like Wiley, Macmillan and Pearson, including: Powerhouse, How to Manage a Great Project, How to Speak so People Listen, Brilliant Time Management, and The YES/NO Book.

"Great communication is at the heart of all business; Mike's approach makes this accessible to everyone."

Mike's professional background prior to all this is 12 years as a project management professional with the London office of international management consultancy Deloitte. Prior to that, Mike had an academic career in Physics, working at the world renowned Schuster Laboratory of The University of Manchester.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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