Topic: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Speaker: Alan Feirer

Doors open at 11:15.

Program begins at 11:40.


Alan Feirer is a leadership trainer, Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner, organizational development consultant, and author of The Group Dynamic Field Guide: 51 Ideas You Can Use Today. For the last 18 years, he has done business as Group Dynamic, helping people embrace challenging work, and have less stress while getting more done. Alan works with managers, directors, leadership teams, staffs, and team members through leadership training, team-building, and communication training.

Mr. Feirer lives in Winterset, Iowa, with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Mara. He holds membership in many professional organizations, including Optimists, Madison County Area Chamber of Commerce, the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and the Association for Talent Development (previous Central Iowa chapter President). Feirer’s other interests include competitive Scrabble, exercise, travel, dining, and anything Disney

Presentation Information:

Leaders are often called upon to speak up in meetings, facilitate, or even present to groups on a larger scale. Would you like more confidence when called upon to present information, formally or informally? Maybe you would like to be above-average when it comes to personal interaction, or have a competitive edge and be more memorable?

In this session, learn 6 simple pointers to help you have more confidence when presenting to others. Additionally, we’ll review simple, and effective techniques for networking. Even skilled presenters have trouble networking, because of misconceptions about the process, or inexperience in building a network. If networking is about connecting with others for our own needs, it doesn’t work. When networking is about making sure that we know about all the resources we can discover, whether they benefit us right now or not, it works for everyone. With just a couple of good habits in mind, you can navigate networking situations smoothly.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Six simple pointers for presenting to others, formally or informally.
  2. Three common habits to avoid when networking, and three easy habits to develop.
  3. Ways to navigate those potentially awkward situations.
  4. Participants will walk away feeling confident in their new networking and presentation skills, even if they normally feel too shy. Participants who have fallen into bad networking habits over the years will finally have some guidance and answers for how to go about it with ease. This session will help answer the questions they didn’t even know to ask.

Sponsor: Kelly Services®  in Waterloo, Iowa

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Founded by William R. Kelly in 1946, Kelly Services has been providing quality workforce solutions to customers in a variety of industries for over 60 years.  Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis.

In Waterloo, Kelly has been a part of the community for close to 30 years and continues to meet the staffing needs of area businesses through the recruiting and training of individuals seeking employment.  Located at 3630 University Ave, Kelly provides employees skilled in the areas of office/administrative, customer service, light industrial, engineering, IT, and legal.

As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly is equipped to recognize, anticipate, and respond to a customer’s evolving staffing needs. By performing a customer needs assessment, Kelly assists in determining both the hard and soft skills required for a position to ensure that only qualified employees are placed on assignment.  Once on assignment, Kelly continues to make sure employees are meeting the needs of the customer through regular quality checks.

Kelly not only helps companies find employees, but also helps individuals start and advance their careers.  For those entering the workforce, returning to the workforce , or those looking to advance their careers, Kelly can assist job seekers as they strive to obtain positions that match their skill sets, ambitions and work preferences.

For more information on the workforce solutions or employment opportunities Kelly can provide you, please call Kelly Services in Waterloo at 319-232-1622.

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