Planning for Team Recovery and Creating Stronger Teams
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the world, on families, on companies and on teams. So, where does a keynote talk fit in to the recovery equation?
The ways in which teams have been impacted are countless. Individual team members are stressed out, anxious, confused and working in many cases in a less that ideal work environment. People and teams are strong and we will make it through this challenge together and I believe we will be stronger because of it. We are learning new skills daily and figuring out how to communicate, collaborate and work together in a very challenging environment.
Our focus at Summit Team Building is on helping companies and teams and when the recovery begins we will be here for you. Our COVID-19 blog series gives you insights and ideas on how to recover. This post makes some suggestions on the type of keynote speaker and talk to consider.
Team Building Post COVID-19
In a previous post we talked about how important team meetings, face-to-face interaction and team building will be. Whenever you have the opportunity to gather you need to use this precious resource wisely and deliberately.
We suggested that team building, team development training, and professional development would be critical to help team accelerate back to high performance. Many of these events will take place at off-site meetings and conferences. Along with these development opportunities many companies will elect to bring in a keynote speaker. If you do choose to bring in a speaker for your event the person you select will be important.
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Deciding on a Keynote Talk and Speaker
There are all kinds of speakers out there from industry experts, entertainers, story tellers, economists, futurists, and trainers. For your first meeting back post COVID-19 you want to make sure you bring in a speaker that is inspiration and uplifting, but that can also provide insights, skills and tools on how to overcome challenge and change. What their keynote talk is about will matter.
You don’t want a speaker that is too heavy and technical. Now is a time to focus on teams, teamwork, resilience, goal setting and overcoming challenges. You also don’t want the purely inspirational speaker that gets everyone very excited, but that has no substance or take away. You want a speaker that can engage your audience and show them that the future is bright. You want your audience to see that they can be resilient, adapt to change and overcome huge challenges. You want to give them ideas, skills and tools that they can take back to where they work, be that at home or at an office.
Our team recovery will start soon and you only have one chance to get off in the right direction. Start to plan now. Research great keynote speakers and talks. Figure out what you want to achieve. You may not be able to select a date or venue in these uncertain times, but you can be ready when the time comes.
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