One thing that can bring down a company quickly is mood. To be specific, a bad mood. Why is that? Mood can make employees feel like they are having their best day at work, which means productivity, but a bad mood can lead to unhappiness and low productivity in the workplace.
Of course there are ways to change the company mood from the inside. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, the mood has to be changed from the outside. One way to do that is to hire a seasoned speaker to come in and motivate the troops, so to speak.
When looking for a speaker to hire, there are three signs you should look for.
- Transparency and authenticity. Most important, make sure that you are using a speaker who is completely transparent and authentic. This will build trust in a speaker’s leadership among your employees.
- Branding. Vet potential speakers like you would any prospective employee. The person you hire might only be there for a few hours to talk to your employees, but you should still use the same scrutiny that you would on any other potential new hire. Look at their brand and consider whether their brand is a good fit with yours. Make sure that the speaker you hire will be able to connect emotionally with your employees.
- Commitment to connecting with the audience. Choose a speaker that will go above and beyond to engage and challenge your audience. The speaker that you hire needs to be able to motivate and inspire your employees. A powerful presentation will engage the audience and drive home the message in a way that it is going to be unforgettable. The right speaker will make your team the best they can be by going above and beyond.