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Dec 2, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 1245
USD 1245 per day
Dec 13, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Mar 16, 2020
Arlington, Washington, United States
USD 1245
USD 1245 per day
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About the course

Transform yourself from inexperienced speaker to skilled presenter.

In this 1-day seminar, you’ll learn to communicate effectively and persuasively and become comfortable with your own style. Develop key presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control, and poise—and without fear. Plus receive expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations. Best of all, you’ll gain confidence by making presentations.

How You Will Benefit

  • Tailor your presentation to your audience
  • Use relaxation techniques to overcome nervousness
  • Learn how to project your voice and use pauses to dramatize your point
  • Expertly handle difficult questions and situations
  • Communicate with clarity and conviction
  • Gain confidence in your presentation skills

What You Will Cover

  • Balancing verbal and nonverbal messages so content is clear and memorable and you engage listeners
  • Developing and organizing presentation content using an audience profile and set presentation parameters
  • Turning a speech outline into notes
  • Preparing to give the presentation by rehearsing, adhering to a time frame, and speaking from notes
  • Reducing stress and speaker's anxiety
  • Using visual aids and support materials
  • Handling questions from the audience
  • Managing the presentation environment so you can anticipate, avoid, and handle equipment problems

Special Feature

PRE-WORK REQUIRED You will need to complete two pre-work exercises and bring them with you to class. Exercise 1: Self-Introduction Worksheet and Exercise 2: Presentation Plan Guidelines -- parameters to follow in order to draft a five-minute presentation. Throughout the workshop, you will practice and apply what you’ve learned, hone your presentation skills, self-assess and receive feedback, and update and deliver your five-minute pre-work presentation. Your presentations will be recorded for playback and review, so you can see for yourself how you come across to an audience. It's a great way to get instant feedback and helpful recommendations. This recording is yours to keep.


Learning Objectives

  • Positively Impact the People at Your Organization Through Extensive Knowledge of and Practice on How to Be a Strategic Business Partner
  • Help Your Managers and Employees Be Happier, More Productive and Engaged, and More Likely to Stay with Your Organization
  • Be Respected by All Levels, Including Leadership, for the HR Expertise and Business Acumen You Possess and Demonstrate

Course Outline, AMA HR Philosophy, and Organizational Assessment

  • Understand Why an Emphasis on Talent, Establishing Relationships, and Being Strategic Is So Important (While Also Making Sure That the Functional Areas Are Taken Care Of)
  • Think About How Strategic or Functional Your Job Is and How HR at Your Organization Is Perceived Overall

Relationships and Gaining Trust

  • Understand the Importance of Building Relationships
  • Assess Your Own Relationships and Identify Areas for Improvement
  • Describe the Business Impact of Improved Relationships Between HR and Non-HR

Legal Responsibilities

  • Compare and Contrast Managerial and HR Legal Responsibilities
  • Identify Key Federal Employment-Related Terms and Legislation
  • Explain Questions and Categories to Avoid During the Employment Process
  • Define and Increase Awareness of Workplace Sexual and Other Harassment
  • Identify Legal Trends and Challenges

Talent Acquisition

  • Identify Characteristics of Well-Written Job Descriptions and When “JDs” Should Be Written and Modified
  • Understand Differences Between and Reasons for Using the Five Questioning Techniques
  • Know and Apply the Steps and Best Practices for a Recruiting Process
  • Distinguish Key Aspects of Orientation and Assimilation and Generate Ideas to Make These Processes Better at Your Organization

Talent Alignment

  • Understand Key Concepts of Talent Alignment, Which May Be a New Term for Many
  • Have an Opportunity-Focused Mindset So That You Can Help the Employees at Your Organization, Which in Turn Helps the Company
  • Demonstrate Your Skills and Abilities as a Strategic Business Partner by Advising Leadership on Talent Alignment, Whether They Ask for It or Not

Talent Management

  • Identify What Talent Management Is, What It Includes, and Important Aspects of It
  • Create a Culture of Internal Mobility
  • Understand Domestic and Global Mobility
  • Put Talent Management Learnings into Practice

Total Assessment: Performance Management and Diversity

  • Embody the “No Surprises” Rule for Performance Management
  • Learn How to Have a Performance Management System and Process That Works Well for Your Company and Is Used as It’s Intended to Be
  • Practice or Witness a Counseling Session with an Employee Who Has Performance Issues
  • Learn the Key Components of Diversity and Why Having Awareness of Diversity Is Important for HR Professionals, Leadership, and Employees
  • Understand the Importance of Assessing Talent with a Diversity Lens to Make Sure Your Organization Is a Fair and Inclusive Environment

Talent Development: Training, Coaching, Mentoring, and Leadership/Career Development

  • Identify the Respective Responsibilities of All Concerned in the Training Process
  • Know Best Practices in Mentoring and Career and Leadership Development
  • Understand Coaching and Also the AMA GUIDE Coaching Model
  • Practice How to Coach and How to Help Others Coach

Talent Measurement/Compensation

  • Assess Your Company’s Year-End Performance Review Process and Determine How It Could Be Run Better/Differently
  • See the Correlation Between the Year-End Performance Review Process and Compensation
  • Know the Characteristics of an Effective Compensation System
  • Be a Strategic Business Partner by Helping Leadership Be Fair About How Your Employees Are Compensated
  • Instill a “Total Rewards” Mindset in the Employees at Your Company

Talent Retention and Transition

  • Understand the Importance of Retaining the Employees You Have
  • Know All the Factors That Could Lead to Someone Leaving
  • Be Fully Aware of Key Best Practices When You Have to Terminate Someone’s Employment
  • Be Better Prepared for Letting Someone Go by Practicing That Difficult Conversation

Functional HR Areas: Benefits, Employee Handbook, Policies and Procedures Manuals, and HRIS

  • Help Your Organization Offer Better Voluntary Benefits That Are More Used and Appreciated by the Employees
  • Determine Areas in the Employee Handbook and/or Policies and Procedures Manual That Need to Be Updated
  • Figure Out How You Can Better Use HR Information Systems to Spend More Time as a Strategic Business Partner

Action Plan

  • Create an Action Plan for Your Role and Organization

Who should attend

Everyone who needs to develop their presentation skills, speak in front of groups or sell ideas to others, and has little or no presentation experience.

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