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As a Business Technology Coach, I’ve had the pleasure of both working beside and listening to motivational speakers. They are a delight to listen to especially when you find yourself in the doldrums and you need some serious uplifting or advice. An excellent motivational speaker may spark that eureka moment that you need. They speak in different venues – from high schools to universities, from large auditoriums to management boardrooms. As their job title implies, a motivational speaker’s purpose is to motivate others towards specific goals or objectives. The goals can be as diverse as self-improvement to priming a basketball team to win the championship. Just name the topic and a speaker worth his salt is sure to deliver an unforgettable speech. The Philippines does not lack motivational speakers. In my experience, a Filipino motivational speaker can hold their own vis-à-vis their foreign counterparts. Being Filipinos, they, of course, have the advantage of knowing the language, culture, and norms. They understand the Filipino psyche and know what button to push to engage and connect with their audience. Let me share with you ten qualities that top Filipino motivational speakers are known for: 1. Inspirational. Motivational speakers ignite and rouse their listeners. They help audiences find their purpose in life or that “Aha! Moment.” Whatever the topic, speakers know what to say at the right moment. Audiences are able to gather their own insights from the talk. This inspires them to take action and look at the world from a different paradigm. 2. Engaging storyteller. Stories are memorable and provide inspiration to listeners. We love to hear a good story and Filipino inspirational speakers are somewhat considered master storytellers. Speakers use stories to convey facts and real-life insights. They believe in the ancient proverb, “Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” By giving real-life inspirational stories, speakers allow the listeners to connect with them and inspire them to do great things in life. 3. Subject-matter expert. Motivational speakers have different areas of expertise. Depending on the audience, they can give a talk on the following topics: a. Personal Development. The speaker may touch on subjects like enhancing self-esteem, health, emotional intelligence, and time management. Young adults significantly benefit from this kind of talks, as well as graduating students who will soon face the real world once they’re done with school. b. Business. Just like a Business Coach, motivational speakers can provide practical and timely advice from staff members all the way to senior managers. Most of the time, business motivational speakers have the experience and educational background in a particular line of business to provide such critical advises, e.g. operation, sales, HR, and investment among others. Speakers usually share stories or principles that can drive the business team to success. They can also encourage the workforce to achieve their goals through teamwork and collaboration. Sometimes, an outsider might be the most effective person in helping the organization to realize that they should work with one another in order for them to reach their common goal. c. Youth or Teenage. Speakers aim to guide and motivate teenagers towards choosing a vocation and helping them make the right choices. They provide positive guidance and advising the young to avoid the pitfalls of vice and bad decisions. They give tips on developing good study habits, healthy interaction, and developing the right moral code. Most of the time, this is the individual’s first encounter with a motivational speaker. 4. Funny bone. Wit and humor are great ways to build rapport and loosen up an audience. Content is, of course, important but if audiences get only content, they get bored and lose interest. Using a funny story to make a point or answer a difficult question will help make the conference more memorable. Author, Brandy Reece, explains, “humor eases the process of persuasion and motivation by facilitating trust and easing tension.” “A funny speaker can turn an otherwise dull conference to an exciting one. On the flip side, avoid hiring speakers who only know how to make people laugh but cannot deliver any substance to their talk. Remember, Stand-up comedy is an entirely different industry.” – Joey Gurango 5. Think on their feet. An impressive motivational speaker should think and react quickly. There are instances when audiences ask difficult or sensitive questions. In situations like these, the speaker should have a good answer ready. Thinking on your feet also means being able to adapt and improvise. Also, the speaker should be able to smoothly add good ideas to his presentation as they speak. As a Business Technology Coach in the Philippines, I have to be open to suggestions and fresh ideas. 6. Empathy. Psychology today defines empathy as the action of understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and condition from his point of view, rather than from one’s own. A good speaker lays the groundwork of his presentation by meeting with the organizers of a conference beforehand. The speaker aligns his talk with the objectives and expectations of the conference. He should be sensitive to his audience’s reaction and needs during the talk. He may need to use group activities to set the tone or relax the audience. 7. Influencer. As a speaker, I always end my talk with a call to action. I call it a friendly challenge to my audience to level up. I want my audience to apply what they’ve learned from my presentation the moment they leave the venue. Knowledge is good, but using what you've learned is the best. 8. Role model. The truly great speakers walk-the-talk. They’ve built their credibility and reputation through study, hard work, and real-world experience. A good role model is positive, calm and confident. He is content with his accomplishments and is more than glad to share his advice to others. 9. Avid learner. I personally believe that continuous learning and improvement are a must. This is especially true in tech where change happens in a dizzying pace. I keep myself sharp and current by attending conferences to stay abreast of development or improvements in my field. Like myself, most of the speakers I know are active members or officers of professional organizations. 10. Organized. Behind every successful talk are hours, even days, of research, preparation, and practice. We all know the tagline of a popular sports brand, “Just do it.” My spin to that is, “Don’t just do it, do it right!” I have observed that companies and organizations are increasingly tapping leadership speakers in the Philippines to motivate and encourage their people or members. I guess people like to take a break from the hard stuff to take in uplifting messages and stories they can re-tell to their friends and love ones. On their part, motivational speakers love to share and impart their experiences, knowledge, and insights. The marvelous thing about motivational talks is that in the end, both speaker and audience benefit from the experience. This is Joey Gurango, your Business Technology Coach!
As the world of business moves faster and becomes more competitive, it’s challenging to keep up with both the changes in your industry that includes improvements in sales, marketing, and management strategies. Taking advantage of the expertise of a business coach in the Philippines isn't an unneeded luxury, it’s a necessity your business must have. Accountability is one of the greatest advantages of utilizing a business coach as most of the time, it’s hard to get an objective response from yourself about your organization, but your business coach will constantly tell you the truth, even if you don't want to hear it. A business coach is far better compared to a consultant for many reasons. With years of successful experience, your business coach can offer valuable insight that will allow you to develop long-term and short-term goals and strategies, as well as improve your company in areas that you might have missed. Obviously, doing everything alone isn't always the best idea. There comes a time when you need a professional opinion to ensure you and your business achieve its full potential. Below are six (6) examples on how hiring a business coach can make your company more successful: 1. Find your rhythm and motivate yourself. Without a doubt, the very best thing a motivational coach can do for your business is to help you get your groove on. As a company owner, you tend to overthink things without implementing any actions, being too afraid to commit mistakes. As a result, it makes you stuck with so many ideas, yet doubtful of your own capabilities. Therefore, it’s good to have someone to pull you out of the funk. You have to admit, self-motivation doesn’t come so easily, which makes it nearly impossible to keep going. That outside push from a coach is what you want to get you moving and get going. Even if it’s just a confirmation of what you’re currently planning, a coach may give you that extra jolt you're searching for. 2. Encourage you to try new endeavors. If you happen to be a online business owner, you can quickly become enthralled in your own ideas and goals. This is a convenient place because you can stay at home in your office all day working and leave the outside world where it is. If you are anything like this, you understand how difficult it is to step outside your comfort zone and meet new people or try new activities. It’s really one of the greatest things about having a coach on your side. They will provide you a much needed encouragement to explore other things and trust your ideas more, while giving you a tough love to never give up. “Everything we do in life is somehow interconnected: our career or business, and our personal life. For this reason, working with a business coach helps you to get over your psychological and financial blocks.” – Joey Gurango 3. Improve your creative side and earning potential. A business coach can help you get past through your self-imposed roadblocks, allowing your imagination to be unleashed. This enables you to begin brainstorming ideas with your team for improved products and services for your customers. A mentor will encourage you to get out of your own way so that you can earn what you’re really worth – because sometimes, we are our own biggest hindrance in terms of attaining success. As a result, it allows you to increase your overall value and your business’s worth as a whole. A coach also creates a safe place for you to hash out ideas, test concepts, and make sure you showcase your job properly. For a lot of creative people, it’s hard to share someone’s vision, but a coach can help you get past that insecurity. And as soon as you get this ball rolling, then it'll be hard to stop you. 4. Provide positive reinforcement and encouragement. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve when you have somebody who believes in everything that you’re doing. Realistically speaking, with everything going on around you, it can get overwhelming, annoying, and even lonely sometimes. An inspirational coach will be right there with you the whole time, helping you take that next step towards success. But until you're ready to put in the hard work, the reinforcement that you’re looking for won’t serve you anything. Motivation starts within one’s self. More often than not, it’s easy to think that we know ourselves extremely well and understand our likes and dislikes. Nevertheless, when it comes to bringing out the hidden talents and deep desires, you will likely surprise yourself. Often, it takes an outside perspective who knows you well, to help you evaluate yourself. A coach can identify patterns, and help you harness your strengths while strengthening your weaknesses. 5. Gain more confidence. You'll never truly understand what you are capable of until you have somebody who pushes you outside of your comfort zone. After working with your own business coach for quite some time, you’ll be able to develop a lot more confidence in your ideas, thought process, and even the way you approach business downfalls. If you're like most optimistic entrepreneurs, you know that you've got greatness within you but you are not always certain if it is a good idea or something that will get you to do stupid things. There will come a time that it will be difficult to convince yourself that you've got the ability to accomplish your business goals, and that's where having a leadership coach is crucial. They can help enhance your confidence to help you accomplish your vision, while offering support and guidance for your not so good ideas. 6. Guide you in establishing bold, yet realistic goals. It’s not impossible to establish goals, and I’m sure you already have several ideas for your business listed out right now. But will you ever fulfill them? Having a business coach definitely helps you make it into a reality. And you better be sure to try to attain it since someone is there to hold you accountable for it. They won't let you make excuses as your coach is with you in every step of the way. Therefore, there will be no reason for you not to achieve your established goals. In many instances, they expect you to reach for the stars because they know and they are aware of your own potential. As they challenge you to try new things, they'll also strongly encourage you to think bigger, set the bar higher, and really go for whatever you want. Audacious goals are the ones that scare us to death, but for an experienced business coach, they are aware that it's closer within reach than you realize. And when you reach those crazy goals, you'll feel invincible and your confidence will skyrocket. A Business Coach Just Might be the Best Investment for Your Business Running a business alone is a challenging thing, and I would say almost impossible to do. You generally require the aid of friends, family, and colleagues. But most of the time, a coach is also a must – someone who can look into your business from an outside perspective. They are a valuable resource that you can count on and lean on when you need guidance or even possibly a friendly ear. Are you having difficulty closing new leads? Hire a coach to assist you to revamp your marketing policies. You can work together and hash out your raw ideas. Indeed, hiring a business coach can ultimately take your business goals into reality. And without that highly needed reinforcement, you would probably still be trapped in procrastination and mediocrity. This is Joey Gurango, your Business Technology Coach!
Picking the most suitable guest speaker in the Philippines is the deciding factor whether you’ll be getting pats on the back or slow shakes of the head. When planning a seminar or event, one of the key elements to its overall success is having a guest speaker who can provide fresh knowledge and inspire the attendees. Without a doubt, they could help set the tone of the event and make it a memorable one. Unfortunately, attendees can be so unforgiving. Get it wrong and your reputation is damaged; get it right and you will have made a substantial step towards being labelled a great host or event coordinator. In this piece, we examine how to pick the ideal speaker for your event. What Makes a Great Guest Speaker? To a certain extent, an ideal leadership speaker in the Philippines depends on your specific vision for the event and what you want to achieve. But there are some aspects that are non-negotiable – a fantastic guest speaker needs to have the ability to perform at least a few of the following: 1. Draw the attention of every audience. 2. Reinforce key themes 3. Entertain every audience 4. Educate the attendees 5. Inspire attendees and induce positive change 6. Provide fresh insight and outlook on related subjects 7. Supply actions and motivational takeaways Primarily, they need to be able to attract the attention of their audience by inserting a little entertainment – just the right dose of fun. When you’re able to engage your audience, you’re already halfway in accomplishing your goal of touching their heart. Surely, they will remember you once they leave the room and go on with their life. In every event, we must also take into consideration the audience. What works for a certain group might not work for another group. And not all the time, we have the luxury to know the personality of each attendee, even if you happen to work within the same company. Therefore, the best approach would be to incorporate a little bit of each of the 7 points. What's the Purpose of the Guest Speaker? After you have figured out what’s going to be the central theme of your event, the topics, and the general goal, your speaker should align closely his style with the provided aspects of the speaking engagement. Do not try to interfere too much with the guest speaker’s approach as he/she may lose his style or identity. Always remember that you pay them for their expertise and teaching them everything might make them feel ineffective. Allow them to be themselves, as long as they can follow your theme and overall goal. A guest speaker may conduct a number of distinct roles. They could initially energize a crowd in order to make it easier for them to convince the audience to follow their advocacies or whatever is the goal of the event. It can be accomplished by sharing their knowledge and offering a different perspective into a certain topic. If you're clear what it is you want out of your occasion, it's easier to pick a motivational speaker in the Philippines which may help accomplish that. Guest Speaker’s Level of Knowledge It’s highly important that your guest speaker has knowledge of your industry. If you would like an expert in a field that is relevant to your event, its key topics, and your audience, then this will narrow the choices for your speaker. One good example is the business technology industry. Finding a business technology coach in the Philippines is harder as compared to finding coaches from other industries due to its small size as it only started a few years back. They can provide insight into emerging trends and offer activities that have a positive impact on your business. In short, these people are the industry authorities whose opinion truly matters. Another alternative is to opt for a speaker which has no or limited industry knowledge but will fulfill other objectives. This could be an author, a CEO from another industry, or any highly skilled motivational speaker who has the ability to engage and inspire your audience. Normally, you would like to have a little bit of both, someone who can truly inspire and at the same time have enough industry knowledge to command the respect of the crowd. Once you’re able to find the perfect guest speaker for your event, brainstorm a few topics that could support the theme of the event. You may wish to find a guest speaker with expertise and openness to tailor the presentation for your audience. Irrespective of the type of speaker you opt for, you are looking for their capacity to connect with your audience. This usually involves impeccable pacing, a solid sense of storytelling, which is all backed up by case studies and data. “If you're looking for guest speakers, be sure to match them to your audience.” – Joey Gurango If you’re planning to hire someone famous but doesn’t have any background on giving talks, then they aren't very likely to appeal to the attendees. Ask yourself why are people attending the seminar – what are they looking for? Are you currently interested in something light-hearted and amusing? Do they want a storyteller or someone that may supply insights with facts, figures, and stats? Discovering the proper speaker for your audience is essential, so match your speaker into your audience’s needs and expectations. Budget When planning a seminar, it comes down to staying on budget. This implies understanding exactly what your budget is to get a competent inspirational speaker in the Philippines. It would be wonderful to handpick the best and brightest keynote speakers from around the planet, but conference and event budgets don't often stretch this far. It's worth pointing out that high profile speakers aren't always the best choice, even if you got the budget. Being a great and inspiring speaker is the priority over their status and draw. It makes sense to start by calling around agencies to get an idea of the going rate to get an excellent speaker. Making inquiries will provide you a clearer idea of the costs and what’s possible to achieve within your budget. Nowadays, pro bono hardly exist, especially in the event that you want a competent speaker. It takes time, hard work, and accumulated experience to deliver a fantastic presentation and this has to be covered. If you understand how much you can afford, then this can narrow down the list of possible speakers. When you enter into an agreement, it’s important to be clear what’s inclusive of the fee and what’s incidental. Some guest speakers may expect traveling and accommodation to be offered in addition to their fee. Also, it's important to have the guest speaker interact with attendees during intervals and refreshment breaks. If you want this to happen, then be sure you talk about it and get it included in the agreement. Remember, giving your audience one-on-one time together with the speaker after the speech just enriches the experience. It’s necessary to point out that diversity is needed during a talk, which means diverse views, different perspectives, meaningful debate, and general development of ideas. By choosing a guest speaker from a different background, whether it’s about faith, sexual orientation, race, and gender, you can create a more engaging and enriching experience for the audience. Therefore, it’s not always a bad idea to hire someone different. Learn more about the industry by reading another article titled “Executive Coaching in the Philippines: The Help that Every Business Needs.” This is Joey Gurango, your Business Technology Coach!
Something I like to talk about are the 5 Secrets of My Success. This is a topic I've talked about in schools. I look back to my time in school and wished that I knew/learned this back then. I believe this is something that would benefit any aspiring entrepreneur, so I managed to cut this down into a 5 MINUTE video. Enjoy! To summarize: 1. Discover and maximize your talents 2. Commit to a career based on your talents 3. Study fundamental theories and principles. 4. Practice, practice, practice 5. Develop and strengthen your faith! This is Joey Gurango, Your Business Technology Coach!
At some point in a business executive’s career, there may be an opportunity to consider hiring a coach. People today come to coaching for many reasons: they are stuck and cannot think of what else to do in order to move the organization forward; there may not be anyone at their level they can have confidential discussions with; they think when they were to improve something within themselves, the organization would benefit. Perhaps, they are seeking a change, another perspective, or just have some goals to achieve. Executive coaching in the Philippines focuses on helping people go from wherever they are, to where they want their company to be. Whatever the reason is, coaching focuses on an approach of guiding the executive. It's thought that the more an individual is involved in identifying issues, in exercising and implementing solutions and in reviewing results, the more complete and the more long-lasting the learning is. This form of self-improvement will bring about learning with a deeper understanding than understanding that we usually learn from books. Given the right circumstances, one-on-one interaction with an objective third party, who is not tied to the business or another executive, can offer a deep understanding which other kinds of organizational support cannot provide. Mentoring develops the leader in real time within the context of the current job while allowing them to maintain their day-to-day duties. What is Executive Coaching? An executive coach is a qualified professional that works with individuals, usually executives, but often employees with high potential, to help them achieve self-awareness, attain their development goals, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board. They are not therapists or advisers, although many have therapist or consulting backgrounds, and typically refrain from giving advice or resolving their client's problems. Instead, they ask questions to help an executive explain and resolve their own issues. "An effective executive coach aids in providing incredible vision, while maintaining the values of their client. They arrive into the life of an individual or take part into the enterprise with the goal of refining them in order to influence people's ability to perform at the highest level possible. Therefore, coaching is not telling a leader what to do; instead, it's presenting them an opportunity to evaluate what they are doing in light of the current situation.” – Joey Gurango Unlike a business advisor, which goes into depth about numerous subjects usually dealing with the past and consulting, which commonly results in giving the client answers, coaching is more action-oriented and centers principally on the present and future. Executive coaching concentrates on what the client wants and uses a process through the private coaching sessions to allow the client to self-discovery, appreciate, and determine their own decisions. It’s the client who establishes the goals and commits to it, while letting the coach help hold them responsible. Who Hires Executive Coaches Back in the day, firms used to hire executive coaches to mend broken executives. Nowadays, most companies hire executive coaches to invest in their best executives and fast-rising superstar employees. Contrary to what we use to think about it, it's not a stigma to have a coach, it’s basically a status symbol nowadays. While executives can employ their own trainers (generally CEOs or business owners), it's more common for companies to provide a coach to an executive as part of an executive development program. The coachee could be recently promoted (transition training), currently facing difficult challenges, or has been groomed for bigger jobs. Executive coaches will also continue to be hired to fix behavioral issues and assist leaders to solve interpersonal conflicts. Why a Manager or Company Should Not Employ an Executive Coach The principle of business coaching is helping leaders and prospective leaders to get released from their dilemmas and helping them to transfer their knowledge into results for the benefit of the enterprise. Coaching may be a company-sponsored perk for top employees or it may be shouldered by the individual who simply wants to improve his business acumen. Regardless of the circumstance, you’ll expect a program that is highly customized and holistic, which provides innate behavioral perceptions intended to fast-track an executive's effectiveness as a business leader. That’s how the program is supposed to transpire. In case you have an entirely different perspective about the program just like the enumerated list below, then you might want to reconsider your decision to hire a coach. Therefore, a leader must not hire a coach if: They don't believe they need coaching, not interested in feedback, and do not think they need to change. Simply put, coaches don’t have a place in the life of a person who cannot accept their shortcomings. A coach is not a yes-man; he is paid to do a specific set of task and agreeing to everything you say is not part of their job description. They are looking for business information or consulting, i.e., someone to fix their problem for them. A business coach is not your advisor, nor your employee. You don’t expect them to solve your problems. They will help you evaluate the areas of your business (or yourself) that needs to be improved, but it would still be all up to you to make the decisions. Merely a last-ditch, Hail Mary attempt to repair a failing executive who is on their way out of the door. Let’s face it, the management may have made the wrong decision when they placed you to head one of their departments. Therefore, they will hire an executive coach either to sincerely help motivate you or their final act of grace before they fire you. The executive isn't at the appropriate level in the organization to warrant the expense of coaching. Hiring a coach is not cheap. Indeed, not everyone can afford it. Therefore, if the management doesn’t see any potential Return on Investment (ROI), then maybe it’s not yet the time for your superstar employee to benefit from the wisdom of a business coach. What the Typical Executive Coaching Process Looks Like While there are many variations, executive training usually involves a series of phases, starting with intake, assessment, goal setting, development preparation, and then progressing through the improvement plan, together with periodic check-ins with the executive's superior. The method is over once the development goal(s) is achieved, or when the coach and/or coachee decides that it should stop. The normal duration of a training engagement is seven to 12 months. The Confidentiality of Executive Coaching When it comes to executive training, conversations are completely confidential between the coach and coachee. Even if the services were to be paid by the enterprise, confidential information cannot be disclosed without the authorization of the coachee, although they are entitled to status updates whether the goals, milestones, and the likes are being met within the timeframe. It goes without saying that trust is a big factor when it comes to executive coaching, which the client is ensured to have provided they hire the right person for the job. Executive coaching usually occurs face-to-face, given that rapport is usually built when communication is done in this manner. Although with the rise of technology, executives may also opt for video conferences. It may not be a better alternative, but at least the sessions will be done consistently in case one party cannot make it on a specified schedule. You may also want to read about the “Key Benefits of Hiring an Inspirational Speaker in the Philippines for Your Business” to help you influence your team and allow them to reach their potential. This is Joey Gurango, your Business Technology Coach!
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If you are interested in the idea of investing in your business, especially in your employees, in order to improve business efficiency and management leadership, bringing in an inspirational speaker could actually be an excellent benefit for your overall workforce. Without a doubt, you can see long-lasting results by providing a brand-new perspective to your possibly outdated approach of motivating your whole team. Simply put, hiring an inspirational speaker in the Philippines can be considered as a great investment, which delivers a good Return on Investment (ROI). Every great business executive must realize that an uninspired employee won’t be able to deliver according to your company’s standards. Some of the main reasons that you should consider when investing in an inspirational speaker includes: · Renewed motivation. When your employees start to hit a lull within your business, this can often lead to many problems within your company being unaddressed. Feeling stuck in a day-to-day monotony can often prevent your employees from using their experience to push forward and boost performance. Hearing inspiring stories about how other employees have stepped up and change their perspective can often go a long way when it comes to adding value to your company. Bringing in an inspiring leadership speaker who has done an incredible job for their company could actually provide the needed motivation for your employees to step up their day-to-day job. · Improving employee performance. Companies that invest in their employees and regularly work to improve their workforce skills through training and leadership education often have better employee morale. When your employees start to recognize that you are trying to improve their skills through free training and by hiring inspirational speakers or business technology coach, you can work at having a group of employees that are much more receptive to change, which can provide higher work output. Granted, taking some time out for a leadership conference could actually slow their day down in the short term, but it can lead to some long-term improvements over time. · Enhanced engagement with employees. Taking the time to bring in a speaker and do a presentation that everyone can relate to can really improve engagement amongst employees. Morale and low employee engagement often happen in companies where management or other figures within the company are unable to regularly address the issues of their employees. By improving employee engagement through bringing in a speaker that everyone can relate to, it is possible to have more of your employees relating to one another and to have a point of discussion that could actually lead to positive improvements within your organization. · Uniting under one goal. Regularly assessing your brand and staying on the same path is not always easy, but when you have a leadership speaker in the Philippines to help you unite your workforce, you can often work at keeping everyone on the same path. Inconsistencies within your organization can often lead to stagnancy and possibly an unacceptable bottom line. An inspiring speech on leadership or a new direction for your brand can often lead to everyone being on the same path and an urgency that everyone can finally unite under. Calibrating your organization to start uniting under a common goal can often mean managing inconsistencies and pushing forward under one main goal. These are just a few of the top reasons why you should consider regularly investing in speaking engagements and training to keep your employees working together. Through this, you can see unexpected benefits for your company and improvements at each level of your business organization. As cheesy as it sounds, one good moving speech is all it takes to turn the fire on your employee’s confidence. Why is it Important to Develop and Motivate Your Employees? “Your workforce is a reflection of your company’s leadership. You don’t want to be labelled as a leader who cannot inspire your employees.”
– Joey Gurango Without a doubt, regularly bringing in motivational speakers can develop your employee’s skills and helps to motivate them. You may be interested to know just how important motivation and development can be for your employees at each level. Working to provide employee motivation and new skills training can actually be a critical aspect of any workplace. Through the use of regular speaking engagements and training, you can see some of these top benefits at each level of your company: · Commitment. When an employee is not properly motivated, this often leads to some of their efforts falling by the wayside and a series of tasks that get assigned to them falling away too. If an employee is not properly motivated to work, investment in skills training could help to bring them around and see the same goals that you do as a business owner. · Career Development. A company that regularly develops an employee will show that they are interested in helping each employee further their own goals and facilitate self-development. New training helps to motivate employees and make sure that they can have a fruitful career within your organization. · Company Reputation. Improving employee satisfaction can often lead to more positive mentions of your brand – ever heard of Facebook and other social media? When your employees are much more satisfied to work for you, you’ll see that it won’t be that hard for them to promote your company. · Performance. When your employees are more motivated and more unified behind your brand, this can often lead to efficiency improvements across your entire company. New training will ultimately help your employees perform better at the given tasks that they have each day and provide them with an extra willingness to perform various tasks as well. A balance of new training and value for your employees will ultimately lead to an overall improvement in efficiency over time. · Communication. When your employees are properly trained, almost every level of your company can easily communicate with one another. Strategies and leadership and new innovations within your business can ultimately lead to everyone being much better informed and motivated. Learning some of these new strategies will ensure that your employees can be properly developed and well-motivated as professionals. · Positivity. A positive work environment will reflect well for your company and your brand as a whole. Each one of your employees alternately is a representative of your brand and with the help of improving positivity at each level of your company; you can have individuals who will represent your company in a positive manner over time. These are just a few of the top benefits that you could experience by regularly bringing in speakers and dedicating time to train your workforce. We may be living in a world where every business is greatly influenced by technology, but the fact still remains that humans work differently than machines. Invest in your workforce, and they will surely take care of your business. Get to know more about this topic by reading our previous articles. I recommend you start with the article titled “The Growing Trend of Hiring a Leadership Speaker in the Philippines.” This is Joey Gurango, your Business Technology Coach!
As we all know, enterprises led by a great leader tend to outclass the competition and rule their industries. But being a great leader takes more than just having a fancy title and providing instructions. It takes vision, continuous knowledge, grit, and empathy among others. Good thing, all of us can acquire leadership abilities if we only put in the necessary effort. That’s why business executives around the globe seek insights from the best leadership authorities to improve their innate abilities to help their respective organizations to succeed. Leadership speakers in the Philippines have become a popular instrument for many corporations due to the fact they can often open the door to your employee’s improvement and for helping them in terms of changing their mindsets on how to approach work effectively. The only issue that many corporations encounter when hiring a leadership speaker in the Philippines is that there are virtually boundless options available – some may call it analysis paralysis. Event organizers can choose from a talent pool of previous CEOs, business insiders, leadership experts, and more; just make sure that your company will choose the one that fits your requirements and will be able to deliver what’s being asked from them. Even though this is a fast-rising practice throughout the Philippines, it’s important for any business leader to determine the primary reason that they need to hire a professional speaker, as well as have a clear goal in mind for what their speaker should accomplish throughout the course of the engagement. What is a Leadership Speaker? “It doesn’t matter what kind of business you run, learning from the past experiences of great leaders allows you not only to avoid critical errors, but it also gives you the opportunity to gain wisdom in order to make the right decisions to help your organization succeed.” – Joey Gurango A leadership speaker is someone that works as a professional motivator and ally to those that is interested in boosting their leadership skills. They are often individuals who are in the loop on a variety of leadership roles. They know how to command a room and how to set a tone for new ideas with focus and enthusiasm. Professional leadership speakers are often individuals who can communicate to an audience through an inspiring, entertaining, and motivating presentation. They will often bring along visual aids to help bring their message across the board much easier. Just like a motivational speaker in the Philippines, a leadership speaker’s overall goal is often to help people find success by learning the real importance of what it really means to be an effective leader. Leadership speakers can motivate individuals to challenge their own organizations and to cope with new changes by delivering inspiring speeches. Indirectly, their teachings are expected to improve corporate culture, the process of running operations efficiently, and open the minds of the team in order to develop innovations among others. Whether it means enlisting new people to help within a company or changing organizational structure, a leadership speaker can really work at providing valid support during extremely challenging times. By providing the type of instruction that a leadership speaker can bring, it's possible for a company to shift beyond an organizational issue, handle the challenge of hiring and training new staff, or even change mindsets within a group of managers that were having great difficulty with their ongoing challenges. Keynote Speaker vs. Business Speaker vs. Leadership Speaker There are some distinct differences between the types of speakers that you may have at an event. Choosing between the roles of these traditional speakers can often lead to finding someone who's going to be relevant at each one of these events. A keynote speaker, for instance, is usually the person that's going to set the main theme of a function or a conference. They are the person that typically opens up the conference and perhaps even closes the conference with a summation of all of the ideas covered. Usually, a keynote speaker has to be someone of prominence. They could be a CEO with years of experience in the industry, a politician, a sports figure or someone with the utmost relation to the conference that is being held. Sometimes, if the event is tech-related, you can hire a business technology coach in the Philippines as well, considering that every business nowadays uses a software program to run their businesses. Guest speakers or business speakers can also be keynote speakers as well. Ultimately, these types of speakers are used alongside a keynote speaker or other expert speakers at the conference. These business speakers will often cover very specific types of content. They will be responsible for covering subject matter such as a new format or innovation within their industry, a quick explanation of their company and more. Business speakers can often help people to learn new ideas and they come with a variety of expertise in industry-specific data or business related content. A leadership speaker is an entirely different speaker compared to the other examples. The clear role of a business leadership speaker is for someone to share his or her knowledge on the dramatically changing world of leadership. They share new strategies, they introduce the audience to new skills and concepts and they can share information that could ultimately help people to grow their careers over time. Not only that, they also cover how to engage people to share their knowledge and how to cultivate their skills to serve as an inspiration to their audience. The successful leadership approach will actually work at enhancing the overall qualities of your management. They often resonate well with other people across their industry with their vast knowledge of the past successful industry innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Truly, they serve a dual role of being an inspirational speaker in the Philippines at the same time. Understanding the difference between these three types of speakers can help you properly structure a conference and work at generating unique responses on multiple fronts. Most of these speakers can also work at customizing a message to the needs of your customers and ensure that a business can work in terms of meeting goals properly. Having each one of these speakers at a conference could actually work in your favor. A good keynote speaker could bring in a large crowd whereas a leadership speaker could provide new insights into the innovation of leadership and management practices. Business speakers can also work at educating your employees or attendees in brand-new aspects of your industry, fresh technology, and changes. Learn more about the growing industry of Filipino motivational speakers by reading the article titled “A Guide to Choosing the Best Motivational Speaker in the Philippines.”
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If you are interested in motivating your workforce, as well as potentially allowing them to pick up some new knowledge that they could use to further their career, which could ultimately help you grow your business, then working with a motivational speaker in the Philippines can be one of the best ways that you can do to make this a possibility. From a corporate perspective, creating a shift or change of goals for employees can be an expensive investment, especially if they decided to choose to work with a life coach. Rather than sticking with the idea of more personalized and ongoing attention, it's a far better idea to consider using a motivating force like a motivational speaker to brainstorm new practices and convert new ideas into action. If you would like to encourage new philosophies and foster change into the future of your company, working with a motivational speaker will surely do the trick. What is a Motivational Speaker? A qualified motivational speaker can provide inspirational leadership and a series of speeches that can generate a positive attitude for motivating and inspiring people within your workforce. Motivational speakers typically have advanced skills or reputation as an expert in their industry. They will often encourage an audience to build their abilities and to look at life from a different perspective. Hiring an inspirational speaker in the Philippines can often result in better productivity, inspiring someone to take on a new skill or encourage them to build a variety of new experiences that would benefit them and the company they are working for. The overall goal of speakers is to distinctly change the way people think in a profound way. They can help people to focus on their problems and create solutions using persuasive speech tactics. Most speakers include a variety of aids and audiovisuals alongside their motivational speech to provide even more insight to their audience. Most of them get hired to speak at special events, during corporate retreats, or even in a small private gathering. Sometimes, they even package their talk onto DVDs and provide inspirational books that can be used to help their audience. Most motivational speakers will aim to relate their experience directly to an audience. By doing so, they help people to evaluate their life experiences and deliver an instant connection with individuals no matter what situation they are speaking in. Why Should You Hire a Motivational Speaker for Your Business? “Hiring a motivational speaker for your business could be extremely beneficial. It could provide a new perspective to your employees, acting as a driving force that could help your team find new ways to become more efficient in terms of running the business.” – Joey Gurango Any workforce is bound to hit a period in any given day where they will experience a lack of will to work. With the assistance of a motivational speaker, you can help them climb out of a rut and get into a place where your employees can feel more motivated once again. Having a motivational speaker that can instantly relate to your workforce and deliver an inspiring message can help to bring out the fire and the desire to be an effective member of a team. Sometimes, it’s all they need to start taking on more initiatives, solving more problems, or even working towards obtaining management positions. It isn’t always easy for employees to discover the motivation that they need to start improving, but by changing their mindsets, a change within the organization is possible. Quite possibly, in order to get the most out of any speaking engagement, it's important to remember that you will have to invest a bit of money in order to have a qualified motivational speaker to come in. Things to Consider When Hiring a Motivational Speaker in the Philippines When determining the motivational speaker that you should be working with, it’s a great idea to consider a speaker in the Philippines that is going to be able to offer what you need in order to create real change and deliver a difference in mindset of your employees. One quality that any motivational speaker should possess is the ability to transform their knowledge and life experience into a motivating force through their presentation. If you're looking for a motivational speaker that's guaranteed to be a good investment, here are some of the main points that you should consider when picking out one: Personal Experience and Credibility of the Speaker: The overall experience and credibility of your motivational speaker will go a long way when it comes to the knowledge that they can offer. A person that has been working within a specific field for a long time will have a better level of credibility and will have the ability to speak about subjects with a much more hands-on approach. When searching for a motivational speaker within your field, it's important to have someone that has worked directly in the same position as your employees or someone that has an instant rapport with the people that they are speaking to. If a person has some experience being a CEO and they happen to start their career in the mailroom, there is a good chance that they can easily resonate with almost anyone in the company as they've worked across so many various positions. If someone has inspiring personal experience that they are telling, this can often lead to increasing the speaker’s credibility. Adaptability to Adjust the Presentation Depending on the Audience: An inspiring motivational speaker has to be able to adjust their presentation depending on the audience that they are speaking to. In order for a motivational speaker to be truly inspiring, they need to be able to tweak their message depending on the audience. Doing the same speech while not considering your audience could lead to disaster, leaving them still uninspired. Speakers should be able to adapt to their audience in order to effectively deliver their message and to be able to make a difference. Ability to Meet the Client’s Needs and Goals: Every motivational speaker receives a set of client goals for an event. If a motivational speaker has been working for many years, it's likely that they can take a look at the goals that are outlined by their employer and instantly change their speech to reflect the goals of their employer. Some motivational speaking events can be about reaching a wide set of employees who need assistance in building better efficiencies throughout a business. Some motivational events could be to improve plant-wide safety concerns or to offer advice on stepping up into a leadership role. Every client needs to have a set of objectives that they should present to the leadership speaker in the Philippines so that the services can be rendered effectively. Be sure that as a client, you have a set of goals that are important for your speaking event as well as a motivational speaker that’s willing to collaborate with the management. If a motivational speaker is generally concerned about meeting your goals as an employer, this is the mark of a true professional. Action-Oriented and the Power to Impact the Audience: An action-oriented speaking engagement is one of the baseline elements of a good motivational speech. If you are interviewing motivational speakers and you've noticed that they use a wide range of action-oriented speech, this is the type of language that will really help employees and anyone listening to the speech to create an action based on their new perceptions. Action-oriented speech that really has an impact with the audience will keep people engaged and make sure that the process of a motivational speech is effective. If a motivational speaker only really covers some of their stories without imploring other people to find results from the story, they are not speaking in an effective and motivating way. Finding results with action-oriented challenges is one of the benchmarks for a great motivational speech. Materials (Videos and Presentations): The quality of materials that come alongside a motivational speaker can often work to keep people engaged. Motivational speakers that regularly deliver messages about their past and regularly engage with large crowds will often have video presentations and other visuals created. If a motivational speaker needs access to a video monitor, digital projector or other elements in order to give their speech, there is a good chance that attracting the audience’s attention will be much easier to do. Sometimes, having several different ways for people to learn can make for a much more impactful presentation. Including media, materials will regularly lead to improvements in any motivational speech. It can take just a short amount of time to reach a wider audience especially when a motivational speaker is properly prepared with the right materials. Speakers that have been working on their message for a long time will often have proven visuals and high-quality videos to accompany their presentation in this can add real value to booking them. Sincerity & Passion for the Craft: A passion for motivational speaking is often something that presents itself when you start looking for one. Check into some research on some of their past speaking engagements and some of the extras that the potential speaker has done. If a motivational speaker is sincerely passionate about telling their story and connecting with new people, this can add extra value to their craft and the type of presentation that they can offer. A motivational speaker that is regularly practiced and acclaimed will also showcase that they are very passionate about what they are doing. Someone that has experience speaking at a TED conference or a TV guesting, like a business technology coach in the Philippines, can often lead to someone that you can instantly vouch for as a qualified professional. Be sure to do a bit of research into their past to see how passionate they are about their craft. Difference Between a Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker One of the most common points of confusion when booking a professional to help motivate your staff members or change your perspective is the difference between a life coach and a motivational speaker. Both of these professions can be extremely valuable for inspiring change and forward movement in someone's life but they do differ in the types of services that they offer. A coach works in a much more hands-on approach and with the idea of accountability in mind. A coach handles motivation and then works at holding a client accountable while they are taking progressive actions towards the goals that they've declared. Motivational speakers, on the other hand, hold the expertise and the evidence that a goal can be accomplished. Motivational speakers will provide an extremely powerful message with encouraging words that can be directly applied to the situations of an individual. They can provide their personal roadmap for success as a means to inspire others and deliver an ongoing reflection of improvements in the future that they could make. Life coaches are individuals that are regularly invested in the experiences and the future of their clients in a much more individualized sense. There's ongoing accountability throughout the entire process of accomplishing a goal but generally, this only occurs when the client recognizes a need to accomplish a goal. A Filipino motivational speaker often serves as the catalyst for changing people. They can share an important story about their lives and then work at becoming a change-maker in the life of many individuals over time. They also create a lasting impact that will motivate people upfront and give them the basic tools that they need to create a change in their lives. The interaction that they have ends after the presentation but it can often create a strong and moving effect on the people who witnessed the presentation. You may also want to read the article titled “A Business Technology Coach in the Philippines: Everything You Need to Know” to know more about other related topics such as business technology coaching. This is Joey Gurango, your Business Technology Coach!