Team Building Speaker
How do I find a good team building speaker?
It doesn't matter how many team building exercises, activities and games your organization goes through - it is necessary for all that to be brought together to really allow the lessons to hit home and allow the organization to move forward. This is why it is a worthwhile experience to get a team building speaker in to speak to people in your organization and pull together the different strands of the process.
How do you spot the difference between the good and the not so good team building speakers?
It's not as easy as it might seem. The effectiveness of a team building speaker stems from the way that the organization interacts with them. First and foremost, if the team building speaker doesn't interact with the organization before coming to speak, then you can be pretty sure that what they say will not be tailored to your specific needs and you should question them on this before they come.
So, you should try and make sure that the team-building keynote speech and seminars are designed and customized for your organization. Should you want to combine some leadership elements in your keynote or seminar with some more general team building principles then you should tell the speaker and they should be able to that. It will provide a lot more value to your organization if this is done.
You can also look at ways to save money by doubling up their efforts in speaking on team building with them presenting some break-out sessions or seminars on the same day. Most team building speakers will be able to do this, and you can normally get these combined for a better fee than if they did it separately.
You should find out what industries the team building speaker has worked in. It makes a big difference if they can understand the demands of your particular industry when they speak about team building. You should also find out if they are members of some form of Speakers Association - this gives you a mark of quality that can be useful.
There are many different types of team building speaker - and you should tailor the right one to your company's culture. If you want a straightforward approach from someone who "tells-it-like-it-is" then you should look for someone like that - and not complain when they tell you what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear! Sometimes you may want more of a positive and enthusiastic approach from someone capable of motivating and inspiring the people in your organization. Maybe you want audience participation. There is a good choice of team building speaker out there - so take the time to find the right one for you.