Pasadena - Captivate, Engage, and Influence Using the Methods of Professional Performers
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Pasadena - Captivate, Engage, and Influence Using the Methods of Professional Performers

When: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: The University Club
175 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, California  91101
United States
Presenter: Brian McNeany
Contact: Gary Johnson

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Captivate, Engage, and Influence Using the Methods of Professional Performers 


Increasing employee engagement is one of the highest priorities for organizations around the globe, according to a 2015 Conference Board CEO study. A recent Gallup survey found only 13 percent of employees are engaged at work, which experts estimate costs U.S. companies $450 to $550 billion annually. Attention spans are also dropping. According to Gloria Mark, the average worker's attention span lasts only three minutes before they feel the impulse to set aside whatever they are doing to begin a new activity. This session will teach you to deliver engaging and effective training using the secret communication techniques performers and leaders have used for centuries. Learn how to convey clear, concise, and strong objectives; quickly establish credibility; encourage participation; and ensure learning outcomes.

Application on the Job:

  • Make a strong first impression.
  • Determine your message's objective and how to deliver it to influence your audience.
  • Align your voice and body language to clearly communicate your message.  


Program Agenda 

7:00am to 7:20am - Registration
7:20am to 7:30am - Welcome and Announcements
7:30am to 8:45am - Speaker
8:45am to 9:00am - Close  



Brian McNeany


Brian is Pinnacle’s Vice President of Southwest Operations and a Master Instructor. Coming to Pinnacle with 16+ years of corporate experience, Brian has held a variety of roles during his professional career, including Lead Consultant, Business Development Manager and Vice President of Partnerships. Brian’s resume features time with Accenture, Engage Media, and other marketing and consulting firms.

Brian is responsible for managing accounts and growing business in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. He and his team are responsible for overseeing some of Pinnacle’s most renowned clients, including Apple, Wells Fargo, Intel, Health Net, and the Bank of Hawaii.

Brian’s work as actor has taken him to both New York and Los Angeles. You may recognize him from his time on Guiding Light or from one of his many commercials.

Brian holds a B.A. in management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He enjoys, cycling, surfing, celebrating eight Boston sports championships in 12 years, and being a new father.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.




The University Club
175 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101 


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $30
Guest/Nonmember $45 $45
PIHRA Member In-Transition $20 $20
PIHRA Student Member $20 $20

Online registration closes on Monday, November 7, 2016. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.  


Cancellation Policy 

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.  


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