Terry Williams Speaker
Terry Williams is an expert, author and motivational speaker on engaging people. A trainer and facilitator for over 25 years, he’s also a columnist in ‘Employment Today’ magazine.
His book ‘The Brain-Based Boss’ takes psychological research and breaks it down, to make it interesting and useful for people wanting to improve their performance and engage the people they work with. He presents slices of his new book ‘Getting Better Buy-In’ offering practical things that frontline leaders can actually do to make a difference.
Terry is also a professional stand-up comedian, performing in several NZ International Comedy Festivals.
Presentations - Motivation, Influence, Persuasion
Getting Better Buy-In
The thing about behavior change is that you can’t do it for them, nor can you always be around when the going gets tough. For those people doing the actual moving towards behavior change, they need to:
- want to do it,
- think they need to do it,
- think they can do it, and
- think they should do it now.
The combination of all those conditions is what we label ‘motivated’.
This presentation gives you structures, systems, tools and the design for environments that will allow and enable you to motivate yourselves when I’m not around. And, more importantly, for you to do the same with your people. Practical things that frontline leaders can actually do to make a difference.
The ideas and tools in this presentation are backed by research and forged in real life experience. They work. But we need to get away from this notion of motivation being you saying something to someone enthusiastically like a cheerleader or forcefully like a Marines Drill Sergeant, or an impassioned plea to go out and win one for the Gipper. They are easy images to conjure up but they’re not how lasting motivation is managed in the real world. They’re movie set-pieces and you’re not Al Pacino. How can you engage your people and move them to move with you, buying into your mission, goals and changes?
Who Would Benefit?
- Leaders and those seeking to influence or persuade teams
- customer service
- community groups
- professional teams / associations
- conference organisers
“We, as a team, enjoyed your honest, practical and straightforward (yet impactful and valuable) presentation (and training)......not to mention the wonderful humour." – Shimrath Paul, Chief Executive, Otago Museum
“He was totally enthusiastic for the entire afternoon, sharing his knowledge but skilfully getting the attendees, who were all from vastly different work environments and industries to work together either individually or in small groups in such a way that we could all benefit from this seminar. Highly recommended!” – Jane Macauley, Owner MacTeam Ltd
“Terry is a very engaging speaker who presents with passion, humor and a mischievous streak. He clearly knows his subject but much more importantly he is able to impart his knowledge and connects with the audience. He leaves you not just inspired to take action but with the information and tools to do so. Terry’s presentations were interesting, funny, thought-provoking and educational. Many of our delegates gave him two-thumbs up for his session and have asked to hear him speak again next year.“ – Fiona Sim, Key Media, Singapore
"Terry presented imperative information for business leaders on how to influence the people around them in a very humorous manner. He highlighted the importance of how your influence as a leader is measured more on how your teams act while you are absent as opposed to how they act while you are there. 83% of attendees (senior finance managers) rated Terry as excellent." – Megan Alexander, General Manager, Robert Half International