Be Heard at the Top: Communicating with Leaders

HR Reimagined: SHRM Northern California Annual Conference 2020

Executive voice and executive presence are hard-to-define but critical attributes for getting through to boards and senior executives. You've got to be clear on what you want out of every interaction, know your audience and accomplish the neat trick of being brief yet persuasive.

Compelling and effective communication with leaders is what earns invitations to return to the C-suite as advisor, confidante and eventually resident. In this interactive, fast-paced hour, you'll learn the keys to preparing, delivering and following up on leadership communications.

From the four questions you must be prepared to answer to developing a narrative arc that has your audience engaged throughout, you'll walk away with tips for building great content. You will also get tips for fighting pre-presentation anxiety and bringing powerful body language to your delivery so that every pitch is “pitch perfect.”



* Build content for your leadership audience.

* Learn powerful presentation skills that get you noticed and heard.

* Understand the power of story and how to make an emotional connection.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Bryan Rutberg


Bryan Rutberg works with leaders and their organizations to find the right words and the right places to use them to drive results and build relationships. Bryan is a business communications expert who earned his stripes in a 20-year corporate career in sales, marketing, alliances and customer engagement at HP, McKinsey & Co. and Microsoft. In nearly a decade as an independent trainer, he has helped thousands become audience-focused message builders and more confident public speakers and writers. He has consulted with companies from startups to global brands to craft messages and programs that build customer and employee closeness.

Bryan is an experienced SHRM speaker who loves the HR space, creating strong bonds for professionals who build and serve great teams.

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Concurrent Session
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All Levels
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