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Episode 226 – Traci Brown – Body Language / audio

Body Language

Traci Brown (@TraciBrown37 on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her 2017 Association of Legal Administrators Conference session on body language.

With Craig presenting 2 sessions – Leading from All Sides and Getting a Grip on Negativity – in Denver on April 4th, he wanted to make sure some other great speakers were showcased.  Traci talks to Craig about keeping body language in context, clues someone is lying and more. You can learn more about Traci at http://bodylanguagetrainer.com

CM30: How to Tell When Someone Is Lying

Wednesday, April 5 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Are you winning the game of Two Truths and a Lie? You play every day and don’t even know it. Detecting lies is crucial in business and life. Do you know if your clients really like your proposal? Do they like the job you did? Are they telling you the truth about their budget? Are they telling you all of their needs? Are the people you’re interviewing inflating their resume? And, most importantly, did your kids eat those chocolate donuts that were on the counter or did the dog? This program uses videos from current events to demonstrate techniques. To apply the learning, we’ll play Two Truths and a Lie.

Objectives:

  • Identify how to instantly tell if someone is lying.
  • Explain which lies are important.
  • Breakdown how to elegantly uncover the truth.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of communication techniques in the legal industry. No advance preparation is required.

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Episode 225 – Steve Hughes – Engaging Presentations / audio

Engaging Presentations

Steve Hughes joins host Craig Price to discuss his 2017 Association of Legal Administrators Conference session on engaging presentations.

With Craig presenting 2 sessions – Leading from All Sides and Getting a Grip on Negativity – in Denver on April 4th, he wanted to make sure some other great speakers were showcased.  Steve talks to Craig about introductions, cell phones, powerpoint and more. You can learn more about Steve at theconferencespeaker.com.

CM33: Captivate: Presentations That Engage and Win Over Today’s Distracted Audiences

Wednesday, April 5  3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
What if you were the most amazing presenter in the world? What if every time you stood up to suggest a new idea or propose a change, people would listen and act on your recommendations? The good news is that anyone can learn to captivate an audience and command a room. In this session, you’ll discover how to instantly build rapport with others, use your nervousness to your advantage and handle questions with confidence. Using the latest research and real-world success stories, you’ll walk away equipped and inspired to make a lasting impact within your firm.

Objectives:
• Outline how to grab people’s attention from your very first words and keep it throughout your presentation.
• Discover the secrets to being perceived as more confident.
• Explain how to field any question with poise and flair.
• Demonstrate how to use PowerPoint to be more compelling.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of communication skills in the legal industry. No advance preparation is required.

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Episode 109 – Link Christin – Workplace Substance Abuse / audio

Workplace Substance Abuse

Link Christin joins host Craig Price to discuss workplace substance abuse. Dealing with the workplace substance abuse of a co-worker is never easy. What is appropriate, when is it crossing the line from professional to personal, should you even get involved? Then there is the health and well being of the company as well. Is this person becoming less trustworthy, is their work slipping and hurting our clients? Link Christin comes to the podcast to discuss that and give a preview of his presentation (with co-presenter Jeffery Mangrum) “The Hero’s Journey: Timely Confrontation of Substance Abuse in Your Firm” they will deliver on Friday, November 1st at the Association of Legal Administrators Region 6 Conference in Reno, NV.

The two discuss how to approach the co-worker, how to bring it up to Human Resources, what kind of policies and programs should your company have in place to help and more importantly that a person in recovery is redeemable. This is a podcast no HR person should miss.

Link is the Adviser to Hazelden’s Legal Professionals Program in Center City, Minnesota and CEO of Heightened Performance LLC, a behavioral health consulting company for law firm and law schools. You can connect with him at schristin@hazelden.org

 

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Episode 106 – Karen Kirkpatrick – Healthcare Reform / audio

Healthcare Reform

Karen Kirkpatrick (@comply4success on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act. With the ACA (or Obamacare for the the layperson) front and center in the news, causing government shutdowns and general confusion among the average American, it’s fortunate that last weekend’s Association of Legal Administration’s Region 4 Conference had Karen there to sort things out. Craig tries to figure out how companies are going to adjust, will the impact be that bad and what changes will hurt/help the most. Karen shows how compliance will be the most important part and that individuals looking for insurance need to shop around. Will Obamacare be another helpful government program or another example of government over-reach. That’s yet to be determined but lack of information should be an excuse. Head over to www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the new healthcare reforms.

Karen specializes in  HR and Benefit laws and her teaching style brings the legalese and government jargon to the audience in an easy/fun fashion. Her parent company Infinisource.com is always updating their newsroom with the latest information and updates http://newsroom.infinisource.com/

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Episode 104 – Brian Brandt – Strategic Planning / audio

Strategic Planning

Brian Brandt joins host Craig Price to discuss strategic planning. This is another  Association of Legal Administrators Region 4 conference breakout speakers spotlight! Not only join Brian and Craig in  Albuquerque NM on Oct. 4th but the two are also at the Region 6 conference in Reno, NV on November 1st! Go to http://www.alanet.org/events/regionals.aspx  to learn more. 

While planning of any type can be a bit daunting, being strategic about it can be even more confounding. Craig struggles to figure out how to balance his need to be present and in the moment with the long term vision required for strategic planning, Thankfully, Brian sets Craig straight as they discuss having those usually avoided but highly necessary difficult conversations about planning BEFORE you think about implementing them, asking yourself if a new plan is necessary and how metrics are such an important part of figuring out what’s working. As Brian explains, sometimes after a planning sessions understanding that no action is needed can often be better than any action you can take. And Craig can totally relate to inaction!

You can learn more about Brian Brandt by visiting his company’s website at www.alibriumllc.com

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