Planning an epic meeting means creating an experience of value for ALL attendees—from the newbies to the veterans. Everyone who attends needs to feel like it was the best meeting ever and that they got so much out of the event that they can’t afford to miss it next year.
Here’s a fun fact—most of the people in my audiences think they need more training in business strategies and tactics. But statistically speaking, those around them think they need to improve people skills.
As a change management speaker, I often talk with clients that are going through massive change in their companies. One of the biggest things I have learned about change management can be encapsulated by comparing two of my recent clients. Even though they were both going through similar changes, they each dealt with the change in dramatically different ways.
Engaging in positivity and encouragement is proven to enhance both personal and business relationships. And happier people are more productive, more focused and ultimately more successful in all aspects of life.
Brad had a blast working with employees at Enterprise Bank in MA recently. Here are video testimonials from employees about what his message meant to them.
Brad with audience: What if I gave you a couple of specific ways to stay happy, to remind yourself to stay happy? Would that be helpful? Of course it would because we spend so much of our time at work.
Fun at work makes us better at work
Doesn’t it make sense to invest some energy, some calories into making sure that time at work is fun? And the science backs us up. We know this. We know that if we’re better, or we’re having fun at work, we’re better at work. We’re healthier, right? Wellness? We saw that. We’re healthier, we’re better, we’re more resilient. We’re everything we need to be. Customer experience is easier. I just dropped that customer experience in there because it’s in my contract, so.
Next speaker: Brad really had them laughing and his message hit home for our employees.
Next speaker: Yes, actually, I would say Brad’s experience as a certified speaking professional, you can tell that he’s taken the time to get to know the company and you don’t always get that with other speakers. So I think this is probably one of the best ones we’ve had so far.
I love working with banks and I’d love to be on your team to bring a laugh-out-loud message of fun and your bottom-line. Call me, we’ll put together an unforgettable experience for your next meeting! Brad
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We talked about this before: you need to check the testimonials and references. But in addition, we’re convinced that you need to chat with your potential motivational speaker. On the phone. No secretaries. No speakers bureaus. You need to talk direct. Does he seem pleasant? Does he seem to understand your needs? Is he willing to shape his program around your needs, desired outcomes and goals? Does he feel more like a partner or more like a contractor?
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For you folks who prefer to read, here’s the transcript to the video:
Speaker: It turned out to be great. Employees loved it. I suggest you look him up and take him up on speaking at your next event. Thank you.
Brad with audience: What? What? Did I miss something? What did I miss? So here’s the deal. We’re going to talk today about connecting fun and levity with excellence and what I love about you is you already get that. Enterprise, you guys are experts at this. You know, fun place to work, whatever.
Jamie: Hi, I’m Jamie Gabriel. I work for Enterprise Bank. I’m the Senior Human Resources Manager and I just had the pleasure of working with Brad Montgomery on a all-employee meeting session. Brad was lively and engaging and of course, as you would have expected, humorous. His presentation was filled with excellent stories that people could take back and apply within their own life and he also brought in some of our own business challenges that we wanted to consider and he had some humor to those as well.
Next speaker: Well, we have two sessions that Brad’s speaking at. The morning session’s already happened, got a lot of great feedback. People loved it, lots of laughs and we’re looking forward to his afternoon performance.
Jamie: We had two sessions, one in the morning and Brad’s presentation was all the buzz throughout the course of the day. So employees loved it, they felt energized and they left feeling like they could make a difference and be humorous in their own work environments.