Human Resources

You Can't Make Me Change Anything but My Underwear

  • 11/19/2015
  • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Merket Alumni Center


  • Non-SHRM Chapter Members
  • Current member of SHRM Chapter #186

Registration is closed

Special Extended Program



Anne Barab is a personal excellence expert who helps people and companies adapt to change in a positive and productive way. Her best-selling book The Sooner You Laugh The Faster You Heal: How to Challenge the Assumptions that Ruin Your Life is a humorous look at how people create their own dissatisfaction and unhappiness with absurd expectations about how the world "ought to be." A compelling motivational speaker, she confronts audiences with the truth of how to retrain your brain in order to move into the future with success and optimism. 

Anne has walked her personal excellence talk. She’s the former Chief Operating Officer of a $1.5 billion mortgage bank, a recovering politician and a cancer thriver. She’s been married to the same engineer for 44 years and raised three tax-paying adult children who have produced five of the cutest grandchildren in the history of the universe.

She’s been spreading the positive psychology good news to Fortune 500 companies, associations and nonprofits worldwide for nearly twenty years. If your audience needs to learn that individual behavior matters, and how positive and negative beliefs impact team engagement and performance, then you need Anne Barab.

You Can’t Make Me Change Anything but My Underwear!

The ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders and gain consensus to implement new initiatives are key competencies in the HR environment. Understanding the dynamics of verbal and written communication plus mastering group presentation skills are the currencies that produce quality sales, superior customer service, and creative and flexible teamwork.

Intention of this course:

  • To become laser-focused on action steps to transform the way you communicate ideas
  • To identify three key techniques to create an effective speech/article about your service
  • To master the delivery any message

Part One -- Verbal Communication

  • Value of up-leveling your communication skills
  • Elements of communication and their relative value in getting any message across
  • Cultural communication styles
  • Active and empathetic listening, including practice exercises
  • Adapting your communication style to accommodate the situation and audience needs

Part Two -- Presentation Skills

  • Structural outline of any persuasive or informative written or verbal presentation
  • Make a point, tell a story
  • Dip theory
  • Call to action
  • Proactive

SHRM Recertification Credit: 3 PDC

      Lubbock Chapter #186 of the Society for Human Resource Management is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


HRCI Recertification Credits: 3

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit   


Lubbock SHRM Chapter #186
PO Box 64183
Lubbock, Texas  79464

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