An office, like any workplace, only functions as well as the team does. Working together not only makes the workday smoother for everyone, it also ensures that the goals and objectives your company has set are being met. If your team isn’t “gelling”, isn’t supporting each other, and isn’t working towards the same goals, it can become a problem that may affect your business. The same is true if your employees don’t feel motivated and sufficiently challenged.
If you’re having difficulty pulling your team together and inspiring them, start by looking for motivation in areas that you might not expect. That’s what keynote speaker Dr. Robert Ballard does in his presentations on teamwork, achievement, and motivation for The Sweeney Agency.
Dr. Ballard is an explorer, discoverer, and historian best known for having discovered the TITANIC in 1985. He has also successfully tracked a number of other significant shipwrecks including the German battleship BISMARCK and the John F. Kennedy boat, the PT-109. He has a Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Rhode Island. He has spent 30 years at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he helped develop telecommunications technology to create “tele-presence” for his education initiative; this program allows thousands of students to accompany him on undersea explorations around the world. He’s also a tenured Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Ballard uses his experiences as well as science and exploration in his keynote addresses to motivate and inspire teams from various lines of work. In his talk Science, Exploration and the Miracles of Human Achievement, he uses his passion for adventure and a practical approach to motivation, team building, and execution. He’s able to link the skills that led to his incredible achievements to the skills the audience members have to focus on their own dreams.
His other talk, Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration: Living the Dream, is about thinking outside of the box and taking risks to achieve long-term goals. According to Dr. Ballard, we don’t really know where the boundaries of achievement are until we push the envelope. This keynote talk also encourages audience members to look to their dreams and passions, which can provide the motivation they need to overcome failure and find success.
You can learn more about Dr. Ballard and his keynote addresses here. Through a combination of research and the needs of their clients, The Sweeney Agency has individually picked hundreds of speakers they have reviewed over the past 15 years in the industry. The Sweeney Agency has a number of speakers, from motivational speakers to economic speakers, so you can find one that’s right for you, your team, and the needs of your organization. To book Dr. Ballard or the speaker of your choice, visit the Sweeney Agency and submit a request for more information.
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