Virtual Communication Skill Building Workshop Series
Session 2: Setup and Execution
Staff meetings, new employee onboarding, and presentations to the executive team are all communication opportunities for HR professionals. The shift to working remotely has brought new communication challenges to the workplace. The Professional Communicators can help you overcome those obstacles and present engaging and effective content, in-person and on-line.
The Professional Communicators train employees how to adapt best communication practices—strategic storytelling, effective organization, and memorable takeaways - to the unique video conference format. They give HR professionals a tool kit that ensures every on-camera communication opportunity is engaging and professionally executed.
This three-part series will provide sessions on Planning and Structure, Setup and Execution, and Engagement. Please see the session descriptions below for more information. You are welcome to attend one session, all of them, or anywhere in-between! These sessions will be structured as an interactive workshop, so come prepared to play!
All sessions are FREE for Mile High SHRM Members! $25 each session for non-members.
Remote communication is the new normal. It’s everywhere. We have had two months to practice and perfect it, yet professionals are still missing the mark with their on-camera presence, set design, and performance. This session gives participants the dos and don’ts of video conference setup and execution, including lighting, framing, audio quality, on-camera persona and much more.
Once participants have a list of video setup best practices, they will learn how to adapt critical in-person public speaking techniques to the virtual world. This session will help Mile High SHRM members think about their presentation style in a new way, that will make them better communicators both remotely and in-person.
Participants will be given following tools:
• Importance of first impressions
• Building your video conference set: Lighting - Sound - Framing
• Video presence
• Best Practices to improve the execution of your presentation/meeting
Kurt MacDonald is an award-winning teacher and experienced content creator. Kurt’s graduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience provides unique insight into the psychological and physiological processes that underlie speaking, stress, and information transfer. He utilizes his understanding of human attention, memory, and persuasion to design content that is engaging, effective, and moves audiences. Kurt also has a long history of public speaking, spanning 25 years of his academic and professional career. You can watch his TEDx talk on finding opportunity in chaos, here, and his Creative Mornings talk on the importance of context here. Kurt also co-founded and directed a nationally-recognized debate program, helping his students develop arguments, execute strategies, and deliver persuasive speeches across the country. Kurt currently lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, two daughters, and their adopted greyhound.
Terry Rubin is a seasoned communication expert who has spent his career helping individuals perfect their message and presentation skills. Since 2011, Terry has provided independent consulting to a range of individuals and companies looking to elevate their preparation for major presentations, interviews, and other public speaking engagements. Terry’s experience includes nearly two decades as an award-winning producer with the PBS Newshour. As a journalist he covered major stories across the globe including the war in Kosovo, Hurricane Katrina, and four Presidential elections. For 17 years, Terry also coached and directed a nationally ranked Speech and Debate program. Throughout his career, Terry has worked with on-air talent to enhance their communication techniques. Terry is a graduate of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Political Science and Telecommunications. He lives in Denver with his wife, son, and daughter.
Members: FREE; Non-Members: $25
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