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10 Tips for Motivational Speakers to Train Staff


A motivated employee is someone who truly believes they contribute to business success. In addition to feeling they’re part of the solution, these individuals get personal satisfaction from performing their tasks each day. But when they aren’t motivated, when they are going through the motions required for their job but do little more, a business is in danger of standing still. And, in the competitive global economy, standing still means falling behind.

But, how does a company maintain staff motivation, especially if the owner or manager isn’t comfortable with speeches that inspire employees?

In many situations, these companies will hire an outside specialist who can present the subject in a way that can give staff members a new-found pride in their job. A motivational speaker enters the picture.

Tip #1: Make sure you start every presentation with a special message, something based on personal experience.

Tip #2: Customise your message to the specific audience you’ll be working with.

Tip #3: Start with the basics by focusing on ideas that will keep employees on the payroll and reduce turnover. The first step involves the outside specialist talking with the owner supervisor, with a goal of better understanding the status of the business and the lack of motivation.

Tip #4: Present no-cost incentive programs and programs in which fellow workers recognize their peers. Team-building is a great concept.

Tip #5: Focus on getting rid of time-vampires, the individuals who waste the time of other staff members, which will often motivate the remaining employees.

Tip #6: Help the owner/manager connect with and know employees. Encourage staff members to communicate their concerns directly to the owner or supervisor.

Tip #7: Encourage staff to come up with their ideas which will be presented by a small group of two or three people.

Tip #8: Discuss the difficulties of starting over in a new job and speak frankly about where they already fit in with their present position.

Tip #9: Make sure you are in the right location for this important presentation. Don’t rush the discussion while everyone is waiting to get on with their “job.”

Tip #10: Listen. One of the most important skills for a motivational speaker, especially in this setting, is listening to the feedback from the staff.

It is always necessary to embrace any position you are in and motivational speeches can happen in any profession, whether that be business, education, childcare such as an English Nanny, any of these roles could require a person to speak motivationally either to colleagues, students or children to help them achieve goals or gain more confidence in a particular area.

When you are in this important position, make sure you remain flexible. If you can adjust your message to each specific situation, you’ll find the “audience” more receptive. You should even be prepared to change your presentation as it’s being made. You may have found one path successful, in another setting, but it may not yield results in the next.

The key to success with motivating any group, in any setting, is the find the message that helps the staff/audience “buy into” the path to the future you’re showing them.

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