Strategies to Engage and Motivate a Team to Improve
The motivational speakers in demand are usually the ones who have notable achievements and can showcase their own life experiences in a way that provokes the mind and inspires the individual to perform better. These speakers present using humour and can skilfully align parts of their presentation with the values of the company and know exactly how to keep the audience engaged. For example, Mark Inglis, the world's only double amputee to summit Mt Everest. His story is in his presence - right from the moment you see him, you can see his story and feel motivated - if a double amputee can scale the highest peak in the world, then there are no peaks one can't possibly achieve. Then there is the 'French Spiderman', Alain Robert - the only man in the world to scale the worlds' tallest buildings - and he suffers from severe vertigo. There is a hunger in all of us to understand people like these - the hero in us is looking for inspiration to be a hero ourselves.
Organisations are constantly looking for such people to help transform the thinking of their employees and in exchange get a return-on-investment by giving their employees a return-on-experience. It is a known fact that when a team is enthused and aligned to the company's goals it in turn has a significant positive impact to the bottom line.
A lot of companies fall into the trap of engaging a speaker because they sound good, have a great website or the team that have been tasked to find a speaker has chosen through the limits of price and ease of availability. Choosing the right speaker is very essential - after all they need to inculcate and share the values of your brand.
When you are investing a significant amount into your external keynote speaker there are many considerations that need to be taken into account, including audience profile, the speaker's ability to relate to your team and what your return of investment expectations are. Using a professional speakers agency will take away that headache, offer you options that are best suited for your needs, and give a representative to travel with the speaker who will not only take care of all logistics but will be available to liaise and advise and troubleshoot
We all remember experiences and carry them with us forever. Bringing in a professional, experienced, engaging speaker who has notable achievements provides an opportunity to give employees with a return on experience, so that the company gets the return on the bottom line it seeks in the long-term.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.