Motivating a large group of individuals to consistently work together, and to perform well, is no easy task. As award-winning band leader and concert band consultant/clinician Mark Calima knows, getting everyone on the same page and working toward a common goal presents considerable challenges, making those skilled at doing so an invaluable commodity.
A proven leader and communicator, Mark Calima knows the value of motivational speech, particularly as a way to encourage collaboration and spark investment in team objectives.
Motivational speech tends to incorporate several basic elements, including:
A Clear Goal
To properly compel people to action, such as the individual musicians within a concert ensemble, it’s crucial to make your intentions as clear as possible. You must clearly lay out your expectations for team behavior in order for everyone to fully grasp the purpose.
An Understanding of the Target Audience
Knowing who it is your trying to motivate, and tailoring your speech toward them, is essential. Delivery, tone and subject matter all depend on the nature of the audience you’re trying to inspire.
A Personal Anecdote
Tying the subject matter back into yourself through the use of personal anecdote helps to make your speech more relatable, and can impact a group in a much deeper way.