Make a Presentation on Motivation
You have a plan to boost your company's sales. Problem is it requires
some departmental restructuring. Your task: make a presentation on
motivation that will persuade your staff to accept your ideas with
But what's the best way of doing that?
Just telling them what your plan is and what they have to do is not good
enough. To motivate your audience you've got to make them feel part of the
decision making process and show them the benefits that will result. Otherwise
they won't act on it.
So how should you structure your presentation on motivation? The answer is to
base your presentation on the
problem-solution outline. From that basic outline, you can build your
presentation to take your audience step-by-step through the process.
A tried and tested outline for a presentation on motivation is:
||State the problem
||Analyze the problem
||Give a solution
||List the benefits
||State the actions required
State the problem
The first step is to state the problem. However, it has to be a problem that is
relevant to your audience. Your employees will not see it as relevant if
management bonuses are lower this year because of falling sales. But if those
falling sales result in the audience's bonuses being affected, then it does
become relevant. Without the realization that there is a problem, your audience
will not be motivated to make any change.
Analyze the problem
Next you should give an analysis of the situation. Focus on the facts and
figures. For example, how many sales did you make last quarter? What is the
trend over the coming months? What market share does your company have?
Give a solution
Now and only now should you reveal your plan. You should also discus any other
plans you considered, and give the pros and cons for each. Say why you selected
the plan you're proposing and be honest with any negatives it may have. This is
part of the decision making process. If you're not honest, your audience will
notice and feel short changed.
List the benefits
Now for the motivational part. Don't dwell on what will happen if they don't
follow the plan. Instead focus on the benefits for your audience in implementing
the plan. Be positive and be passionate.
State the actions required
Finally you need to state the actions required to reach the goal. Talk about
what we have to do, not what your audience has to do. It's only a small
change, but using we is more inclusive and demonstrates your commitment
to working together.
A presentation on motivation is one of the few presentations where you don't
want to summarize what you have covered. You want to maintain the momentum of
your story. Maybe you could include some small tasks right at the end of the
presentation. For example a brainstorming session on how to implement the plan,
resulting in an action list your employees could start to work on.
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