Virginia Motivational Speakers

3 Ways to Keep Employees Excited After the Motivational Speaker Leaves

As I prepared to travel to Virginia as a motivational speaker to deliver my talk “Making Time for Work That Matters,” my client asked how she could keep her employees motivated after the talk. I was excited about her proactive thinking, as I always strive to give leaders advice on how to keep morale high after the speech itself.

In each of my keynote speeches and motivational trainings, I encourage employees to strive for more, perform better, and work more efficiently and effectively together—which takes continued effort, not a quick-fix solution. In workplaces around the nation and beyond, I’ve inspired an upsurge in job satisfaction, dedication, and positive workplace environments.

How do you keep that positivity flowing after the speech? Here are three ways to keep your employees excited long after the talk.

    1. Keep the bar high.

      As a motivational professional public speaker, I work to inspire employees to do more and expect more from themselves. To maintain that excitement after the talk, keep expectations high. Set high standards, monitor and measure employee performance against them, and share these standards and measurements with your employees. When they achieve a goal or standard, raise the bar to encourage your employees to continue striving for more!

    2. Publicly reward those who successfully implement strategies.

      Whether you’re in California or Virginia, after a motivational keynote speaker inspires a workforce, publicly rewarding employees for following the speaker’s advice will show others what success looks like. Plus, witnessing success or being personally rewarded for it will bolster morale. Recognition is a powerful motivating tool. When you see an employee putting new concepts into practice, make note of it. Give an employee of the week award, with a small incentive such as a prime parking spot or free lunch, along with an announcement of why that employee was chosen. That will encourage other employees to strive to embody these same ideals, while keeping the employee who received the award striving for more.

    3. Lead by example.

      If you want to keep your employees excited after a visit by a speaker, implement the tools and strategies that the motivational speaker shared yourself. When your employees see you applying these powerful strategies, they’ll follow your lead. You can develop effective leaders among your direct reports through leading by example. You are an organizational leader for a reason! Your influence and leadership skills will help the motivation to continue long after the speech itself—which is my goal for every speech I deliver.

If your speaker discussed business leadership and motivation training, for example, use these newly learned skills for the benefit of your organization and your employees. Leading by example will help you convey executive presence to both your employees and upper management.

If you are looking for Virginia motivational speakers—or speakers in any location— Contact Joel for a professional keynote speech.

Copyright © 2023 Joel Garfinkle, All Rights Reserved. Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S. He is a Master Certified Coach with 25 years of executive coaching, corporate training, and speaking experience. He is the author of 11 books, including Executive Presence: Step Into Your Power, Convey Confidence and Lead With Conviction. He has worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Amazon, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Starbucks, Ritz-Carlton, Oracle, and Microsoft. Subscribe to his Fulfillment at Work Newsletter which is delivered to over 10,000 people. You can view his video library of over 200+ easily actionable 2-minute inspirational video clips by subscribing to his YouTube Channel.

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