Rowlands Recruitment invited business professionals to attend two workshop sessions with one of the top ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’, Jeff Grout, at the Club Hotel and Spa on Monday 16th May.
The sessions marked Jeff Grout’s third visit to Jersey, through Rowlands Recruitment to share his business expertise following the success of his previous workshops, ‘Getting Behind the Mask’ and ‘Recruiting Excellence’ in 2015.
The first session ‘Speaking with Impact – Effective Presentation’, focussed on presenting to an audience successfully and persuasively. Jeff Grout highlighted techniques that can be applied to plan and prepare for a presentation, such as knowing your audience, choosing the right kind of content and understanding how and where to use ‘stories’ to emphasise important points of a presentation and communicate its aims. Using examples of famous speakers including Steve Jobs, he demonstrated the skills that can maximise the impact of a presentation, including effective use of alliteration, types of delivery and using repetition or statistics to reiterate key points.
The second session ‘Recruiting Excellence’, was back by popular demand due to the success of the workshop in 2015. The session once again focussed on the ways in which HR Managers can make the best recruitment decisions. Attendees were asked to consider how their company brand looks from a candidate’s perspective and how recruiters can utilise this knowledge to attract individuals that fit with their company values. This session also looked at practical techniques for planning an interview together with creating the right environment and perfecting your line of questioning.
Jeralie Pallot, Managing Director at Rowlands Recruitment, commented:
“It was fantastic to welcome Jeff Grout back to Jersey for two more of his charismatic and insightful presentations! At Rowlands we’re passionate about pairing the right candidates to our clients but in the end it is up to the client to make the final decision, so it’s extremely important for them to have a true understanding of what they’re looking for. From an HR perspective, the Recruiting Excellence workshop will always be relevant and helpful and we were thrilled to invite Jeff back to Jersey to hold this workshop again. Speaking in front of an audience is something that’s always going to be relevant for business professionals, for many people, presenting can be a real challenge! Jeff’s presentations covered key points and practical techniques which if applied correctly, should give our attendees the confidence and knowledge to help their presentations make a greater impact!”