Performance Management Related Keynotes and Conference Speaking

May We Recommend...

You'd think that a keynote on performance management might not be quite as scintillating or motivating as you might like if you are kicking off a conference. But actually, you'd be wrong.

There are so many positive aspects to managing performance properly, and so many benefits for everyone from top to bottom, that it's not hard to put together a keynote that is instructive, motivating, and above all thought provoking.

And that's what we do. It's true that the nuts and bolts of managing performance really aren't that exciting. But, boy, when you talk about the benefits, and how it's possible to remove the discomfort from the process, while spending no more time than one already does, people WANT to know.

Couple that with Robert's dynamic, slightly off the wall, and energetically humorous style, and you've got something that can set the tone for an entire conference.

How We're Different in the Keynote Arena

Just a few things before we present some ideas for performance related topics that might interest you.

1) No canned presentation. Most professional speakers do essentially the same presentation wherever they go, because it's less work for them. We don't. We'll put together something for YOU and YOUR expected audience. We talk to you up front. We get information. We use it to build something for you, your company, conference and attendees.

2) Cost? I'll be honest. I can't figure out how ANYONE is worth $50,000 for appearing at a conference for 45 minutes. Yet that's not a high figure if you want a keynote from a "management star". We work with you to establish a fair and reasonable fee that works for all parties, and we negotiate our fee to consider your budget, type of organization and geographic location. I need to pay bills, and sure, if you want to pile money up, that's up to you, but we're all hear to be reasonable. You should get good value for your money.

3) Most professional speakers fly in, do their thing, and off they go. We don't. Or at least not usually. I like to attend the conference I'm speaking at, both before and after my formal work is done. And, since I'm there, I encourage conference organizers to use me for other parts of the events. Want me to participate in a round table or conference forum? Love to do it. No extra charge.

Possible Keynote Topics Related To Performance Management

You don't necessarily need to know what topics might fit your audience/group, since we'll help you define what might work best to suit your goals. Still, here's some possibilities to consider.

Managing Performance To Increase Employee Engagement The Central Place of Performance Management In Making Almost Everything Work
Why Performance Appraisals Don't Work And What To Do About It Using Performance Management To Leverage Organizational Change
The Human Resources Role In Making Performance Management Work - Not What You'd Think Revamping Performance Management Across the Enterprise
The Role of The CEO/Executive In Making Performance Management Work (For employees) How To Maximize The Value of Performance Appraisals To Help You Do Your Job
Performance Appraisals - NEVER Objective and How To Deal With The Problem The Challenges of Metrics and Performance Appraisals
The Perils of Employee Ranking Systems Why Employee Ratings Don't Get You Where You NEED To Go.



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Bacal & Associates was founded in 1992 by consultant and book author, Robert Bacal. Robert's books on performance management and reviews have been published by McGraw-Hill. He is available for consultation, training and keynote speaking on performance and management at work.


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