Fall 2020 Seminar!

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UCRA FALL SEMINAR
Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West, Sandy, Utah 84070
Saturday, November 14, 2020 .50 CEUs

MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – TALLsmall – Workshop 1

Article III, Section 3.01 – .15 CEUs

Keith Scott and Rebecca Klein Scott co-founded TALLsmall Productions with the mission of helping people at every career level communicate in a clear, concise, and engaging style that results in action. 

TALLsmall Productions has worked with court reporters in North Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, London, New York, Florida, and Michigan.  This husband and wife team launched their company in 2014.  They frequently make TV appearances, weighing in on the impact of communication in politics, news, and daily life.  They give back to the community by emceeing fundraising galas and leading pro bono workshops.  

TALLsmall’s first topic:

Communicating with Charisma, Clarity, and Compassion:

The fastest way to become a more effective communicator, whether talking with a judge, attorney, witness, or agency representative, is to harness confident body language and to clear out the verbal clutter that clings to our conversations and causes people to feel confused, misunderstood, or tuned out. In this highly interactive workshop, we will engage participants in games and modules to:

  • Ditch the filler words (ah, um, like, you know, so….).
  • Identify and replace weak phrases such as “I was just thinking,” “I’m sorry but,” and “Let me start off by saying.”  We’ll reveal why these phrases need to go and how to get rid of them.
  • Boil down complex issues into simple messaging.
  • Adopt body language that encourages connection and displays confidence. Learn the top dos and don’ts.
  • Stay calm when a communication storm hits.
  • Negotiate effectively.

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Bradley V. Shaw, CPA

Article III, Section 3.08 – .1 CEUs

Brad Shaw graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1980.  He spent two years with a national accounting firm in Salt Lake City, three years with a regional accounting firm, and several years in the private sector as a controller.  He started his own CPA firm, Shaw & Associates, P.C., in 1998.  Shaw & Associates currently has approximately 3,000 clients that they assist with tax preparation, payroll services, and business/QuickBooks consulting.

Brad will be discussing the advantages of an S corporation, the current applicable tax laws, deduction/payroll options, as well as other accounting practices as they relate to our profession.

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Frank Pignanelli – Attorney, Lobbyist

Article III, Section 3.02 – .1 CEUs

Frank Pignanelli is one of the youngest Utahns ever elected to state office, where he served in the House of Representatives for ten years. As a Democrat, he spent six of those years as Minority Leader. Frank was a practicing attorney and active in general litigation until 1993, when he was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of BlueCross BlueShield of Utah.

Frank is a recipient of Emeritus-Lifetime membership in the Vest Pocket Business Coalition, and is the longest serving member of the Utah Symphony & Opera Board.

Additionally, Mr. Pignanelli writes a Sunday column on political activities in Utah for the state’s second-largest daily newspaper, the Deseret News. Also, Mr. Pignanelli is a frequent speaker and political commentator for various civic and business gatherings throughout the state

Mr. Pignanelli will be discussing the roles and responsibilities of a lobbyist and his personal experience with court reporters, as well as the current legislation in Utah, possible amendments to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, and the importance of advocating for our profession.

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Break and Gift Card Announcements

2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – TALLsmall – Workshop 2

Article III, Section 3.01 – .15 CEUs

TALLsmall’s second topic: 

Remote Meetings Made Real:   

Whether you are in a virtual deposition or meeting virtually with an agency representative, simple camera, verbal. and body language tweaks make the difference between a weak presentation and getting positive results. In this interactive session, learn how to:

  • Adjust your camera placement and lighting to showcase the best you.  Simple camera tweaks and set-up adjustments make a major impact in both how you are perceived, while curbing any physical distractions around you.
  • How to show your most confident self through body language and word choice.
  • Take charge. Preventative steps to prevent confusion during a proceeding will make all the difference.
  • How to effectively interrupt to protect the record.
  • How to handle distractions, disruptions, and technical snafus.
  • Combat “Zoom Fatigue.”

PRICING

2020 Member Pricing:

.50 CEUS – $135

Nonmember Pricing:

Membership & .50 CEUS – $255

Retired Associate/Student Pricing:

Attendance Fee – $80