We’ve all been there before. It’s the third day of a week-long conference, and you just got back from lunch. You and your colleagues settle in for another presentation, the lights go down, and the celebrated speaker takes to the stage. Then he or she proceeds to drone on and on, telling story after story without following any clear direction or providing any true substance. Disorganized, self-satisfied, and backed by a truly terrible PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, the speaker is awful. Dull. So boring, in fact, that you can’t help the way your knee bounces or the way you doodle on your page, whilst you’re painfully aware that your next break is hours away.
Has your first quarter been less than stellar this year? Are your sales far off from where you predicted they would be by now? If so, don’t wait until next year’s sales kick off meeting to address the problems you and your staff are facing. You can recalibrate your company’s course so you can get back to hitting Q2’s targets. All you have to do is hire Michael Vickers to inspire your team.
It’s not unusual for cross-country and international companies to have bilingual offices, where the ability to speak both French and English is as necessary as any bottom line. When bilingualism is a crucial part of your business, it should be represented in everything that you – including your events. If English isn’t the only language spoken by your clients and employees, can you put on a monolingual presentation and expect success? The answer is rarely ever ‘yes’, in which case our talented and bilingual speakers are here to help.
When ideas are the very basis of your business, you can’t let uninspired, stagnated thinking sabotage your success. You need employees who are confident enough to think outside the box and offer up unique solutions to predictable problems. Promoting a culture of creativity within the office is easier said than done, as it takes considerable skill to hone individuals’ abilities to observe, innovate, and collaborate. You can make this process much easier on yourself and your office by hiring one of the top creativity and innovation speakers to give advice on how to harness the inner creativity that thrives in everyone.
We often think of the largest metropolitan areas as the most important business centres in the world. New York City, Toronto, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong, and London are just a few that often take the top spots in any ‘big name’ list; however, it’s often the smaller cities throughout the world that are the unsung heroes of business.
In the light of recent current events regarding civil rights, and a month since we last celebrated Pride and World Aboriginal Day, it’s apparent that we live in a world that demands inclusivity and understanding in our personal, civic, and – increasingly – professional lives. A supportive and respectable working environment is now a right we all demand. We expect our co-workers to provide competent and encouraging assistance with business owners and management leading by example.
Success can be an elusive concept for many people, both on a personal and professional level. It’s easy to feel like the world is against you, especially when it seems like the achievements and accolades of others simply fall into their laps. But the universe is no more against you than it is supportive of others.
Directing a corporate seminar, tutorial, or training session is a delicate process. Not everyone is suited to the task of providing leadership while delivering an engaging and dynamic learning experience. If you’re worried about striking a balance between the content and process of your upcoming function while remaining neutral in terms of decisions made by the group, defer to the experts. MCP Speakers has a roster of professional Facilitators who can lead your event with a deft hand, delivering essential information and inspiring motivation to tackle new and exciting concepts.