What to Look for in a Great Team Building Speaker
There is a fine art to finding the perfect team building speaker for your event. Whether your audience includes teams from a single organization, or teams from a wide cross section of different companies, you need a speaker who can bridge the gap between each individual team member.
This is no easy task, especially for someone who is an outsider to your organization. How can a stranger swoop in and get an instant understanding of your team’s unique dynamics? How can they grasp the many specific, often subtle challenges each team needs to overcome?
By looking for a team building speaker with these three specific qualities, you’ll be able to help your team strengthen their bond, enhance problem-solving skills, and meet challenges head-on:
The ability to forge connections – since your team is built around connections between individual members, a great speaker will be able to identify and strengthen those connections during the course of their talk. They can communicate the importance of relationships in team building, and show your team how to deepen their relationships with each other.
Self-awareness – there are many different leadership styles and speaking styles that can be effective during the team building process. The best team building speakers are self aware and candid about their processes and methodologies. They demonstrate self-acceptance, which encourages others to do so as well.
A master of strengths (and weaknesses) – the best team building speakers are familiar with how teams function based on individual strengths and weaknesses. They can help your team identify individual strengths so they can work together more cohesively, and ensure that each team member is utilizing their unique talents on every project they undertake.
Mike Hourigan is a team building speaker for established companies, organizations, and events throughout the United States and Europe.
Contact Mike at 704-875-3030, 888-PRO-KEYNOTE or fill out his contact form.