Teamwork Speakers

Written by Christopher Ransom
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If you're thinking about a career as a teamwork speaker, you probably already have a good idea of what professional speaking jobs entail. You need to be available for day sessions, have a method of promoting yourself with or without a management company, and have a good game plan. Teamwork speakers have game plans that are interactive, meaning they include activities for members of the audience. These speakers also need to be goal-oriented.

The first thing teamwork speakers do to get their game plan in order is think about questions they'd like answered. For instance, do you want to attract new employees? Do you want to reward your loyal customers? Do you want to increase sales? Once you have your list of objectives, you can begin breaking them down into blocks of learning and team-building that will compose your "lesson plan."

Teamwork Speakers Come Prepared

Teamwork speakers create lesson plans for each job they approach. It's okay to refer to a previous teamwork speaker's lesson books, but you need to know specifics for each job. You should plan on doing research about the industry, the company history, the employee makeup and any teamwork challenges they are currently facing. Ask the person who has hired you to outline his or her goals for the event, and give useful suggestions on how to achieve those goals.

Once you have the full background and list of objectives in your lesson plan, make sure you have the names of the people you will be working with. It's a good idea to know what each person does, and if you have time, to interview them personally. By getting to know each person individually, their strengths and weaknesses and such, teamwork speakers greatly improve their chances of helping those individuals become part of a productive team.

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