Motivational speaking is the art of motivating people to make a personal or professional change within them.
The most important part of your business at the end of the day IS your employees. Motivating your employees with the help of a professional motivational speaker is a good option to keep your employees excited, motivated and productive.
Have you ever been in a working environment where employees are so negative you can feel it in the air? Then have you ever seen the major difference in an environment where employees are motivated and encouraged?
Most of us forget that it is essential for employees to be happy at work; a negative environment equals less productivity and inevitably less revenue.
Richard Branson (owner of Virgin Airlines) has become an icon to many business owners and therefore below you will find advice and quotes from Sir Richard Branson himself.
“Having a personality of caring about people is important. You can’t be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them.”
“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
After being asked what could be done in a situation such as:
“I would like to keep my employees happy and having fun, but find it a great challenge due to limited resources. I am not able to pay my employees well, nor provide a good working environment. My priority right now is to make more money and turn this business into a reality. On the other hand, my employees want good salaries and to work in a slick environment. We have conflicting priorities, therefore I am forced to micromanage my staff to get results.”
Sir Richard Branson answered:
“This is a challenging dilemma for entrepreneurs: During a business's precarious launch stage, can one afford to be generous, foster a fun and caring atmosphere, and give employees freedom? It is not only realistic, but vital to your business's long-term success. During our early days at Student magazine, I did not have much money to pay my staff or improve our premises. We worked in a basement flat, with a few beanbag chairs, some desks and phones. But the thrill and promise of possible success united us and we all worked long hours in those cramped conditions. No one complained -- everyone was intent on making the magazine work.”