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September 2017   

 
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September 20th Learning Event - Effective Presentation Skills

How to Shine in the Spotlight without Getting Burned

If you’d like to improve your poise and personal effectiveness when presenting to others, please join us on Wednesday September 20, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Keiser University for a special round-table Lunch-and-Learn.

This event is for anyone interested in speaking with more confidence and clarity and connecting with others more effectively. The round-table format will enable a relaxed environment and the easy exchange of ideas. Participants will learn from real-life presentation experiences of others; the good, the bad and the ugly. You’ll have an opportunity to ask for advice, share your own tips and tools, or just listen and learn. Everyone will benefit from the collective wisdom in the room.

Roundtable topics will include:

  • Developing and structuring a message based on the audience and the purpose
  • Making a presentation more memorable
  • Using facilitation techniques to engage the audience
  • Incorporating meaningful visual aids
  • Delivering a flawless presentation under any situation

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Save the Date – November 8, 2017 -
How to Make Networking an Art not an Accident with Vern Schellenger

As social beings, everything we do depends on our relationships with one another. Through the art and practice of networking, we can perform better, increase our capacity to solve problems, enhance our lives, and even advance our careers.

Networking is not about talking and taking.  Networking is about teaching and giving. Participants will leave this session with practical, actionable tools and strategies designed to improve networking effectiveness and help build trust-based relationships.

Join us for an ATD Master Class on Networking
Wednesday November 8th from 8:30 AM to Noon

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Message from the President

Lorna Kibbey
We the members of ATD have such interesting jobs, right? We are trainers, speakers, educators, and consultants. We develop presentations, we deliver content, we coach, we counsel, and we really do “Create a world that works better.” (ATD Vision statement).

There are challenges. Standing in front of a crowd when you don’t feel like standing in front of a crowd. Being vested in your content and finding that not everyone shares your passion. Shaking in your shoes while a tech person tries to get your video to load or your PowerPoint to show. Been there – you too?

September is that time of year when we naturally begin to drag a bit. Summers in SW FL are tough – attendance at meetings goes down as we struggle through heat, rain, and just plain “busyness.” Sometimes we need a place to recharge – to take back our motivation – to be with people who understand what we do, and what we go through.

ATD is that place for me. I appreciate the folks that come to our events and share their stories, best practices, and struggles. I love brainstorming with people who “get it.” I can count on this group to remind me of the great rewards that our interesting jobs make possible. Our August meeting was one of great sharing – thanks to all who participated.

We need each other – and I am thankful that ATD SW FL provides a platform for all of us who really do want to “Create a world that works better.”

I hope to see you at our Fall events!

Your SW FL ATD President,
Lorna Kibbey


 
Trainers Don't Take Orders by Dr. Geri McArdle

When I first thought about this topic six months ago, I was going to write about how the only dilemma I  faced working 25-years in management was the occasional disagreement that occurred when a supervisor wanted the training department to “drop everything,” design a course, and insert the course topic in an already published annual training calendar.

Then I stumbled on a learner issue with a course participant who refused to participate in a team learning event. After some brief conversation I discovered that the participant had her own agenda – she wanted to use the class and resources to create a course that she needed in two days.

The resolution to this “participant stand down” was that she agreed to work on the team project, and I agreed to work with her on her own project.   The participant was still not happy she only wanted to work on her own course.  She constantly complained about not getting what she needed.  This type of behavior is contagious.  After upsetting most participants during the first two days of class, she decided not to come back for the final day.   That was unfortunate for her because the class decided that they were all willing to help her.  Here’s the question for you, should we take orders from participants who have their own agenda?   

Read more on our web site, including classroom management tips.
 
 
In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) by Vicki Lowden

SWFL ATD Members who participated in the ATD International Conference and Exposition (ICE) shared their highlights, handouts, tips and links during our August Meeting. 

One topic that resonated with many at the Conference was The Collaboration Continuum, because knowing and agreeing how to work with peers, clients, and teams is essential to everyone’s success. 

The Collaboration Continuum expresses collaboration as a linear scale; from Competing to Integrating, with varying degrees of interaction in between.  One way to proactively build trust with others is by agreeing to each person’s level of involvement in a particular project or goal at the start - before individuals feel left out or stepped on.

We all know what respect and disrespect look like.  But how clear are we on the more subtle behaviors we exhibit in our everyday interactions that make or break a relationship?  Having an awareness of and a language to describe how behaviors impact collaboration and respect can empower each of us to build healthier relationships.  The Collaboration Continuum is just one tool from the Conference that can help create a world that works better.

 
 
Special Interest Group Update: Independent Training and Speaking Professionals

Our ATD Special Interest Group (SIG) for independents is going strong – and getting stronger. In SW Florida, this SIG is known as Seriously Independent Gurus. This is a great forum for discussing your ideas, issues, and thoughts on how to do business as an independent here in SW Florida. If you would enjoy discussing a wide array of topics with a wide array of professionals, please join us. All who attend agree that we very much enjoy the richness of our discussions and appreciate the support provided to one another.

We meet monthly with our next meeting being on September 13th at 8 AM at First WAtch in Gulf Cosat Town Center. There is no cost for attending other than what you choose to spend on breakfast! All are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Lorna Kibbey at LKibbey@LKibbey.com.

This SIG (Special Interest Group) is for training and speaking professionals who are independents. Click here to learn more about the Special Interest Group.

 
 
 
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Are you looking for a new position in the talent development field?

We send monthly job opening emails to SWFL Chapter members. If you are interested in receiving these emails and are not yet a member of our chapter, please consider joining. More information can be found on the Membership page of our web site and you may also contact Erin Burnheimer, VP Membership at erinburnheimer@gmail.com.

If your organization is looking for new talent, please consider sharing your job openings with us so we can include them in our monthly job opening emails. Please send relevant information to Melissa Rizzuto, VP Technology at melrizzuto@gmail.com.

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The ATD Competency Model consists of
10 Areas of Expertise &
6 Foundational Competencies.


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ATD Webcasts

INCREASE PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY WITH EMOTIONAL CONNECTEDNESS
September 07, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

DESIGNING LEARNING WITH CANVAS, A TOOL TO FACILITATE HEALTHCARE SME'S JOBS
September 08, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

THE GAME PLAN FOR SOLVING SALES METHODOLOGY ADOPTION
September 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

EMOTIONALLY SMART HEALTHCARE
September 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 

HARNESS NEUROSCIENCE TO CREATE A PRODUCTIVE FEEDBACK CULTURE
September 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

6 DISRUPTIVE TRENDS REDEFINING VIRTUAL LEARNING
September 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

CREATING THE UNSTOPPABLE LEARNING ENTERPRISE
September 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CREDENTIAL
September 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
September 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
September 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

UP IS NOT THE ONLY WAY
September 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

HOW TO ASK GREAT QUESTIONS
September 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 

 
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