Motivation as a skill: Inspire and connect with a ripple effect

Motivating and inspiring those around us is key to our success as professional communicators. But is this something we are born with or is it a learned skill?

As attention spans decrease and pressure to produce results increases, how to we captivate an audience to walk away energized to do what we want them to do? In this gently interactive, fun and engaging session, Jon Hammond will share the insight he has learned in front of audiences over the past 40 years.

Illustrated with stories of success (and failure) and with some great ideas and principles to take away and try out this is an enjoyable session to be part of. Come find out why a shy person in a noisy body ended up kicking rock band Def Leppard off stage to make way for Her Majesty the Queen in front of 50,000 people.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create and maintain the right mind-set whatever the challenge
  • How to motivate yourself and those around you by thinking differently
  • How to inspire through the power of stories that you already know and to have fun at the same time

TrackCommunication Skills
Career level: Business leader 
Date and time: Monday, 4 June, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Presenter / Jon Hammond’s childhood ambition was to be an auctioneer, so he trained as a surveyor. However, a passion and energy for travel led him to become a DJ across Europe. It was a natural progression then to move into broadcasting, first in commercial radio and then for 16 years with BBC Radio and TV. With his unusual unique understanding and experience, Jon is now a recognized specialist in effective communication. He advises organizations on strategy and leaders on effective message delivery.