In our previous post, we talked about the importance of determining what kind of event you’re planning and what you want to accomplish by hiring a motivational speaker.
Once you’ve determined your audience — a single team, a few departments or your whole organization — and the goal for the event, it’s time to start evaluating speakers.
Here are some tips.
A logistics expert or strategist might be a breath of fresh air to your accounting department, but your marketing people may be falling asleep 15 minutes into the presentation.
As you well know, the workplace and even departments are infused with a number of different personalities – the leaders and the pleasers, the innovative and the consistent, the logical and the dreamers – and the trick is to find a speaker who can reach ALL of these different individuals.
A wide strategy that can apply to multiple aspects of work and life is key here, but so is personality and experience. A good speaker is relatable to multiple personalities, which is the first step to getting your team to listen to what they have to say.
This boils down to three words: Experience, experience, experience.
It’s one thing to “talk” about how to succeed, but it’s only effective if it’s coming from someone with a voice of authority on the subject.
Make sure your speaker of choice has the experience, personality and strategy to take your message of excellence to a new and refreshing level, and you’ll be on your way to building a motivated and more productive team.
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Can you remember a particularly compelling speaker? What made him or her so successful? Let us know in the comments section below!