Help me with a speech by a vice-president of Human Resources about listening.??? imagine that you are the vice-president for human resources at a medium-sized company.one of your goals is to...

Help me with a speech by a vice-president of Human Resources about listening.

??? imagine that you are the vice-president for human resources at a medium-sized company.one of your goals is to improve communication between managers and employees and you plan to give a two-minute talk to a group of 20 managers and employees about the importance of good listening skills. write a two minutes speech???

 

~~help me please... its for speech class.. i have to give a two-minute talk to a group of 20 managers and employees about the importance of good listening skills. please help me!!!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Since this is a talk on listening, why not use some clever tricks to bring your point home.  You can begin your speech with a story.  For example, you could describe a mugging.  Describe the suspect and the victim in detail.  Then begin your speech.  Talk about the importance of listening for details in trying situations.  Then, at the end of the speech ask your audience if they can describe either the victim or the perpetrator to the police.  Then you will see who was listening.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Essentially, what you are asking is why listening is important for managers and employees.  Once you have ideas about this subject, you will have your speech.

Listening is important in a business because it is the way that managers can become aware of possible problems in their firm or become aware of better ways to do things.  If managers can listen well, they will be able to understand what their subordinates are telling them -- they will better understand what things about the firm are working well (from the workers' perspective) and what are not.  This will allow them to do a better job of managing the employees.

If workers can listen well, there will be less confusion.  They will hear and understand what the managers are telling them.  This will decrease the time and money that is wasted by having employees do the wrong thing and then having to be corrected by the managers.

You will need to take a few major ideas like this and make them into a speech.  Be sure to pick only the most important ideas.  After all, 2 minutes is not very long.

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