The audiovisual equipment was perfect. People were comfortably seated and could easily see and hear what I was doing. This might sound obvious, but it’s surprising how often this basic need goes unfulfilled.
In Sync with Upper Management
My favorite part by far was that upper management clearly believed everything I said and vice versa. When the audience hears one message from me and knows that it’s completely contrary to what their management team believes, there’s a mammoth disconnect. I’m a good motivational speaker, but overcoming a difficult culture with a single motivational program never works out as well as everyone hopes.
Supporting the Company Culture
For this gig in Wisconsin, I was hired to support, reiterate, and generally further ideas that the audience already knew had company wide support. No, I wasn’t a parrot mimicking the words of their CEO. Instead, I was delivering my own message that is 100% aligned with what they have been hearing internally.A perfect fit.
Breaking Bread and Making New Friends
Prior to the event, I was lucky enough to share a delicious meal with three absolute rock stars from Acuity.They shared local flavor, company culture and company lore, as well as a lot of laughs. It was great to spend time with people I admire and respect. And it was great to make three new friends. Neil, Kate, Debbie—I mean you!