There are different ways to engage an audience. Ultimately people learn by hearing( Auditory), by watching (visual) or by doing (kinesthetic) and we have to use activities to engage all styles of learning.
As people see the world, so they behave. Inspirational speaker, Dave Logan
Fun at Work Speaker Adrian Gostick, in his book, The Levity Effect points to a recent study by William M. Mercer that found that 63 percent of company executives were either neutral on the topic of fun at work or had never thought about it.
I was recently a motivational speaker for a teachers conference. We delved into the very compelling topic of how the role of teachers will change; thanks to increased technology and the changing needs of student learning.
I was a motivational speaker for a franchise conference where a delegate shared the following story....
Research shows that managers with a sense of humor are more effective communicators, better salespeople, have more engaged employees, and earn more money(eventually).
I was a motivational speaker for a safety conference where one of the other motivational speeches quoted Swiss psychologist, Carl G. Jung.
I was recently a generational speaker for a conference of government employees. During one of the motivational speeches a delegates offered the following scenario....
As a Generational speaker, I talk a lot about the Millenial generation attitudes and values.
On April 19, 2012 I am an inspirational speaker for the OASBO School Support Staff Conference.
Many years ago, I was a inspirational speaker in calgary, alberta; the city where I was born but did not currently live.
This week I was on a plane, already buckled in, on my way home to be a calgary inspirational speaker.
An announcement went off, there has been an accident and we may need to deplane. A wave of disappointment and sighs hit the plane.
A member of the flight crew shouts into the loud speaker explaining that the man who pulls the drawbridge away from the aircraft fell, plunging onto the Tarmac.
Passengers on the east side of the aircraft immediately jump up to steal a glimpse of the poor man through the windows on the other side of the aircraft.
For a moment, I imagine him falling 15 feet onto the tarmac and with a flash of insight I realize, our flight will be delayed! I have only 50 minutes to get to my connecting flight!
As I am distraught over my travel plans, I realize what a heartless, selfish person I can be. This man may never walk again and I am worried about making it on time to give an inspirational speech (an inspirational speaker indeed)!
I eventually unfasten my seatbelt and wander to the other side of the aircraft to see what the fuss is about, but the man has already been removed from the pavement.
Surely his union will take care of him. Now what about our flight?
I am not heartless but I have an agenda, and so does everyone else. Perhaps we should all stop for a moment of prayer for the man? Yet this would only relieve our own guilt (unless god is listening).
It costs airlines hundreds of thousands of dollars when flights are delayed or cancelled. Surely this isn't the first time someone has plunged to the pavement? Is there no protocol?
On friday April 6, 2012, I am an inspirational speaker for the Alaska Medical Group Managers Association Conference held in Anchorage Alaska.
This week I was on a flight home ( to calgary alberta) after giving an inspirational speech. Unfortunatley, I was seated next to a large obnoxious man.
Eavesdropping on his conversation, I hear him proclaim to his seat mate that our current president has set us back two centuries.
Quick math suggests that to be 1812. I am not political, but his grasp of history is poor. There is no way we are worse off than they were in 1812, with horse drawn carriages, no womens rights or starbucks coffee.
Yet the meek man next to him readily agrees with this sweeping opinion.
What gives him the right to make such overriding statements that are clearly not ground in reality?
I secretly wonder about the man next to me. Is he a lunatic? A nut job? Or, more likely, he has grown accustomed to throwing out useless proclamations that nobody questions? Out of a lack of a better opinion, his listeners just go along.
Why does he throw out these provocative statements? Most Likely, Because he can. He has a voice that is demonstrative enough that people will listen.
People familiar with him and wise to his uneducated guesses may turn a blind ear to his rants. But an unsuspecting passenger trapped on a plane for 4 hours next to him may mistake him as important or well informed. They would be wrong.
I believe the current president of the united states to be smart, attentive and a fabulous inspirational speaker. The presidents inspirational speech and entire platform is backed by facts, not fictitious statements. Much more credible than the man next to me.