Our second fall meeting was a tremendous success with a great turnout. Cammy Bean, Vice President of Learning Design, Kineo delivered a timely Tech Talk presentation featuring straight forward ideas and strategies for adding life to e learning tools. She offered suggestions on strategies the audience could use to maximize engagement with minimal investment.
Our featured Key Note speaker, G. Riley (Gary) Mills, COO and Co-founder Pinnacle Performance Company, provided the audience with tools and techniques they could use to become more influential communicators. Utilizing his own skills as a professional actor, Gary explained the “Pin Drop Principle: Getting Your Audience to React the Way You Want”. With the help of some volunteers from the audience, he demonstrated how communicating your message with strong intention and ensuring your words, voice and body language support that intention, it is possible to become a more effective speaker regardless of the setting.
In addition to our wonderful speakers, we announced a raffle that would take
place that night for non-members who were in attendance. By simply submitting a business card to the drawing, qualified attendees were eligible to receive a complimentary one-year membership to ASTD. Additional raffles will be taking place in November and December, so be sure to tell your friends and co-workers who are considering joining ASTD that this opportunity awaits them at our upcoming meetings!
Finally, we would like to thank Cornerstone On Demand
for sponsoring the October 9th meeting. Cornerstone On Demand is a global leader of cloud-based talent management software solutions.
Here are a few of the comment received by attendees:
"...out of all the meetings and seminars I've gone to, Cammy Bean’s ideas have a strong influence on how I would like to approach elearning."
"Best keynote (Gary Mills) I have ever participated in."