If there’s two topics HR professionals handle on a near daily basis, and ones that I consider necessities of the role; it’s having good communications skills, and successfully managing a performance review program.
Because of this, I was excited to have a little Q&A Session with Randy Anderson, co-founder of E3 Professional Trainers and speaker at the upcoming 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago which you can enjoy here.
Randy is going to have a full agenda, as he has 3 different sessions he’ll be presenting! Be sure to add this valuable sessions to your calendar:
- Communicating for Greater Influence – Mastering the Art of Communication
- A Simple Strategy for Effective Accountability Conversations
- Making Performance Appraisals Matter: The Essential Elements of Effective Performance Reviews
Randy Anderson is co-founder of E3 Professional Trainers…a training firm that provides workplace and life training for individuals, teams, and companies. His strategies are designed to help people become more engaged in their work, better equipped to do it, and feel empowered to live a more fulfilling and influential life. Before starting E3 in 2005, Randy spent 20 years in sales and management. Most of that time was spent in media sales, which gave him the opportunity to work with virtually every type of business and industry. It is from that experience that he draws the ideas and strategies to help his clients improve their performance in the workplace and to achieve their maximum potential in life.
Would you mind sharing a little bit about yourself, your background and how you got into your current field?
After earning a BS in Communications from Texas Tech University in 1990, I spent 15 years in sales and management, before founding E3 Professional Trainers in 2005. Most of that time was spent in media sales, which gave me the opportunity to work with virtually every type and size of business and in almost every industry. From that experience, I developed strategies that I now deliver through customized training, keynote presentations, and personal coaching to help people become more engaged in their work, better equipped to do their job, and feel empowered to live a life that will count for something after they’re gone.
Of the work you do; what’s the part that you enjoy the most?
Helping people learn how they can have greater influence at work and in their personal life is a true passion of mine. I really enjoy equipping people to communicate more effectively, make better use of their time, improve their impact as a leader, and to experience greater fulfillment in life both personally and professionally.
What’s your biggest struggle; and how would you advise someone looking to break into your field?
Even after 12+ years as a full-time speaker/trainer, marketing myself effectively continues to be my greatest challenge. With thousands of “competitors”, generating in-bound inquiries is always a challenge. Finding a way to differentiate yourself from everyone else is a crucial part of success for anyone that wants to succeed as a speaker/training consultant.
Is this your first time attending and/or speaking at the SHRM Conference?
No, this is my third year to speak at the National SHRM Conference.
Why should someone dedicate time to attend your presentation?
The two most consistent comments I get on evaluations are how engaging my presentations are, and how practical the strategies are that I teach. I promise to deliver concepts that can be applied as soon as you return to work that will help you to become more productive and develop greater influence, and to deliver those ideas in a fun and inspiring manner that will help you believe you can make them a reality.
What’s the best piece of advice you’d have for a first timer at the conference?
Look for sessions that will provide tools and strategies to help you overcome specific personal weaknesses you’re aware of, and ask intentional questions to other HR professionals about challenges you’re facing within your organization.