“Yes, AND! For HR Professionals”
Presented by: Avish Parashar

 

We can all agree that almost all people want to decrease stress, increase engagement, and be outstanding performers. While there are obvious barriers in the way of achieving this, the real problem can be summed up in two simple words:

“Yes, but.”

Because of overwhelm, stress, emotion, and the desire for efficiency, we often say, “yes, but” to other people, to the changes we inevitably face, and worst of all, to ourselves. That little “yes, but” is seductive and appealing because it allows us to stay in our comfort zone. Yet we know that it is true that the next level of success always lies outside of our comfort zone.

Which means we have to be willing to stop saying “yes, but” and instead say, “Yes, And!”

In this high-energy, hilarious, and content packed presentation, Avish Parashar will share ideas HR professionals can use to think differently and stop saying “yes, but” and start saying, “yes, AND,” to lead and communicate change, improve engagement and relationships, and unlock their own “inner improviser.”

By the end of this unique, hilarious, and content-packed keynote, attendees will be able to:

• Communicate in a way that lowers resistance and conflict while increasing rapport
• Lead change more effectively by focusing on curiosity, emotion, and relationships
• Make strong, fast, focused decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk
• Reframe how they think about constraints from limitations to opportunities
• Elevate to the next level by setting bigger goals and stepping out of their comfort zone

Avish holds a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Past President of the National Speakers Association.
(His parents were very proud of this decision)

Avish is the author of “Improvise to Success!” and the Amazon best-selling, “Say ‘Yes, And!'” (And yes, his parents are once again very proud.)

 

Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs
This program is pending HRCI credit approval

Avish Parashar grew up in “exotic” Poughkeepsie, NY and now makes his home in Philadelphia, PA. Though he performed all through high-school, he decided to stop performing when he went to college to “focus on his studies” (his parents were very proud of this decision).

That resolve lasted only a few months, as the first time he saw an improv comedy show he fell in love (his parents were slightly less proud). One week later he auditioned for the campus improv group, got in, and the rest is history. After graduating, he started Polywumpus Improv Comedy, which performed regularly in and around Philadelphia for seven years. Avish closed up Polywumpus to focus on the speaking and training side of the business – using improv comedy as a tool to teach valuable business skills such as creativity, innovation, and adaptability.

Weaving together humorous stories, jokes, audience interaction, and improv comedy games, Avish keeps the audience engaged while imparting a key lesson: Planning is Important, but Improvising is Essential! No matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, and the Universe will throw you a curveball. Your success and sanity are directly related to how you respond these challenges. By the end of one of Avish’s presentations you will have key tools to flow with all that life throws at you. Avish has spoken to the very creative (actors and directors), the very un-creative (accountants), the very casual (college students), and the very business-like (sales professionals). The end result is always the same – smiles, laughs, and a new way of looking at life and business.

Avish is the author of “Improvise to Success!” and the Amazon best-selling, “Say ‘Yes, And!'” (And yes, his parents are once again very proud.)

Avish holds a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Past President of the National Speakers Association.

 

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Meeting Location:

The Westin – Mt. Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054


Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm: Networking
6:00pm: Dinner begins
6:30pm: Tristate Welcome and Updates
7:00pm: Legislative Update
7:15pm: Speaker Presentation
8:15pm: Wrap-up and More Networking


We look forward to seeing you!

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