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How to Inspire your Team at your next Conference

You’ve booked the Conference Venue for your next conference in Gauteng and you have your agenda. But how do you inspire your team to greater heights during this conference? Richard Branson states that getting your employees to participate in company events is one way to get them inspired. Make sure your conference is at a venue where they can feel like they’re getting away from it all. Our Conference Venue offers just that and you won’t have to travel far. The Conference Venue is located in prime game reserve surroundings in Gauteng. Close enough to Pretoria’s main business hub, but far enough away to instil that “out of office” feeling where you can focus on business without any distractions.

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

Here are 5 more ways of building trust and inspiring people

1. Recognition through Opportunity
Mostly when we think of recognition we think about praise and awards, the awards could be in the form of incentives or more inherent like company benefits. But the most meaningful form of recognition is in the form of offering employees opportunity. This is the one thing that truly shows them that you value them and trust them. Use your next conference as an opportunity to do this. Involve everyone in the planning and strategizing. Also involve people in deciding what Teambuilding activities they would like to do. Give someone the opportunity to speak at the conference, this will empower them and make you an inspirational leader.

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2. Get good at Communication
Most employees at some point feel that they are not listened to or that they are not aware of things that are happening in the company, information they need in order to excel at their jobs. If you can get good at communicating to your team not only will they feel more valued, this will also ensure they have more confidence in you as a leader. Start by communicating everything about your upcoming conference to your team. Get their input for the agenda, find out what is important to them and what is not. The more you can get your team involved in brainstorming the path to success, the more you will be able to get them connected both at the head and the heart.

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3. Don’t assume anything
The biggest mistake you can make is assuming things. Assuming everyone understands what you want, assuming you have everyone on board for your vision. Talk to people, listen to what people say. There is only one way of really knowing and that is by asking. Take time to really understand the people that are helping you achieve your goals. Don’t think that your enthusiasm and energy for a project will automatically become theirs. Use your next conference to pro-actively communicate your vision to your team.

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4. Be authentic
Your team will value you as a leader more if you are authentic.  Being you will also attract the right kind of people. People will know who they’re dealing with and will find it easier to communicate to you about obstacles as well as innovative ideas that they might have. Ultimately, it is a relationship based on trust that inspires employees to perform. And it is only in an environment of trust that your company can thrive.

5. Keep your team engaged
One sure way of achieving this is to challenge your team. Instead of tackling all the difficult tasks yourself, and taking everything on, give your team the challenges and you will see them thrive. There is nothing like a challenge to make someone want to come to work every day. If you’re still wary of giving your team a big challenge in the workplace, then start at your next conference. At Intundla we have a selection of fantastic challenges in our Teambuilding activities like Raft Building and Team Racing. Challenges that will bring out the best in your team and that will inspire them to be better and that will inspire you as leader to trust them with more.

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