My Goal for Every Speech and Seminar
I firmly believe in the adage "Learning has not taken place until behavior has changed." Each and every time I step in front of an audience my goal is create positive behavior change. A successful presentation contains a message that is informative, user urgent and relevant. Above all a successful presentation creates positive change.
The change that is desired is determined by various means. I ask questions, observe and listen to the person who is bringing me in and when possible do the same with the participants.
The desired behavior change may take many forms. Sometimes it is putting people in the right frame of mind at a seminar or retreat. The goal may be to encourage more of a desired behavior or encourage them to behave in a new more productive way.
A speech or seminar that does not cause a positive change in behavior is about as useful as a parachute that does not slow your descent.
My speech and seminar topics over the years have included Motivation, Inspiration, Patriotism, Commitment and Teamwork. I have extensive experience in motivating and working with volunteers.
I use humor to capture the attention of my audience and then I impart the desired message. I have spoken to people from all walks of life and backgrounds. I am comfortable speaking at casual company picnics, formal banquets and anything in between.
Ask yourself these questions:
Is your team focused on activity rather than productivity?
Are you asked to do more with less?
Are you frustrated by rapid change?
Do you need to keep your people on the cutting edge of leadership and management?
Having trouble getting some of your teammates off the bench and into the game?
If so, read on...
Mike specializes in providing an alternative to the mass produced, seminars that are usually presented in an impersonal, auditorium or large group setting. The auditorium setting provides very little opportunity for genuine interaction between the participants, and even less between the facilitator and each participant. The advantage of this approach versus the canned, auditorium style is the priority given to interaction between all participants, facilitators or coaches, and the value added to the experience by the contribution of all the people involved.
Look to Mike for an experience that is valuable enough to justify the cost and the time away from the job. He uses proven adult learning techniques that emphasize learning by doing. Mike’s mission is to help you more effectively utilize your most important resource - people. He provides learning that will significantly increase your employee's ability to perform at their full potential. This is accomplished by providing Adult Learning Experiences (ALE's) in the form of group training or personal coaching sessions, all custom designed to meet your specific needs.
Mike will custom design a session or a series of sessions to fulfill your specific needs. The first step is to analyze your specific situation, through the use of appropriate assessment tools. After all, no problem can be solved, or behavior changed, until you actually know the cause.
Mike utilizes highly participative and interactive Adult Learning Experiences to allow participants to discover new insights together, at their own pace. This enhances the learning experience without the use of lecture, which is usually ineffective with adults. Your people will learn and apply new skills.
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The Art of Coaching
Improving Employee Engagement