Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
Freelancer In Hr &indirect Taxes For
Vaishalee Parkhi
Hr Consultant & Trainer
Workplace Assessment And Training
+1 Other

Cite.Co is a repository of information and resources created by industry seniors and experts sharing their real world insights. Join Network
Dear All,
I am working with engineering company at Pune. There is an initiative which I want to start of having motivational speakers/ trainers quarterly basis. These topics will not be related to their job role. I want to implement something which will be a new learning for each one.
So, Kindly suggest me some topics/ speakers located in Pune. Topics can be creative, informative, health related, soft skills related which will be useful for age group of 35- 60 yrs.
Thanks in advance.

From India, Pune
Dear Asmita,

The heading of your post is about requirement of the trainers. However, in the body of your post asks for motivational speakers. Therefore, in view of the mismatch between heading and the body of the post, please clarify about your requirement.

Employee training is conducted to build certain skills amongst the employees. In fact more than skills, training is conducted to bring an organisational change. Therefore, one can decide definite outcome of the training and then go ahead with it. Success or failure of the training can be measured later.

However, job of motivational speakers is completely different. They come give lecture and go back. But then who has measured whether level of motivation has gone up or not? Who has measured benefits to the organisation because of the elevated motivation? Is there any motivational speaker worth of his salt who has bothered to measure the effectiveness of his speech? If not, then what is holding him up?

The trouble with this industry of motivational speakers is to just mislead their gullible clients. Why companies require motivational lectures for their staff? Japanese companies could produce their goods with zero defect but without a single lecture to their employees. American companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Amazon etc have not just built their companies but these companies are nothing but industrial empires. Are you aware these empires are built without motivational lectures to their employees. If these companies can become world's giants then why not we?

Therefore, my humble request is not fall prey to these misleading propaganda of motivational speakers. Motivational speech is akin to applying ointment to an aching body part. It treats the symptoms but does not fix the causes.

Motivation is too complex issue and it cannot be just increased with 1-2 hour lecture of the speakers. Employee motivation is intrinsic and lies in the organisation's culture, leadership of the company and so on. Earlier, I have given exhaustive reply on the subject. Click the following link to refer it:


I do not know how far you will like to read the opposite views of your requirement. However, in the public forum replies do not depend to the likes or dislikes of the originator of the post. The benefit of the public forum is that we can speak the truth without any restraints. Hence my reply.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Dear Mr. Dinesh,
I appreciate your reply. I agree that in one lecture how one can motivate the employees. How will one measure the effectiveness of it.
I have a given a thought and planing to implement a lecture for employees which are initiatives people must have done. It will definitely add up to knowledge. Like one lecture I have attended regarding industrial origami. I never knew there is concept called industrial origami. I knew origami as part of school subject topic. New information which is available in the market but many are unaware about it. So learning at any time of life should not stopped. This is what whole idea came into place.

From India, Pune

You are correct that "learning at any time of life should not be stopped." We call this Lifelong Learning, and no-one should ever stop learning. The world changes constantly, and we need to keep abreast of these changes.

But again, as Dinesh pointed out, you are confusing two different things - learning and motivation.

You need to clearly identify what it is you want to do with your workers.

Whilst learning and motivation are two different things, there can be a correlation. Train your workers to do their jobs and work productively for the organisation. Ensure they are happy working for the organisation via remuneration, social, good working conditions, enlightened management, etc etc. End result MOTIVATED workers.

They don't need motivational talks. Treat them well, and the job is done.

From Australia, Melbourne
Dear Asmita,

In your second post, you have written that earlier you have attended a guest lecture on "industrial origami" and you were impressed with this lecture. If you wish to organise the guest lectures on semi-technical or technical subjects then nothing wrong in it per se. Lot of technological changes are happening and keeping abreast with these changes is quite important. Against this backdrop, organising guest lectures on the subjects related finance, supply chain management or technical subjects is perfectly fine. Enriching knowledge is ongoing process and it has no end.

However, in your first post you had written about organising lectures to motivate employees. This is a different ball game altogether. The speakers generally handle emotive issues and create temporary sensation. Nevertheless, there is no lasting impact on individual or organisation.

There is a famous saying on motivation. It says those who take inspiration from someone do not need motivation. Therefore, what your employees need is iconic figure from whom they can take inspiration. Who can it be that you would know best!


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Dear Asmita,
1. I am ex Army Officer and a former CEO of a SSI Enginering Manufacturing Unit. I have been sharing my perceptions on Leadership,Motivation and Goals with live army situations,therefore it is a totally different experience for my audience who have ranged from IAS/IPS down to Conductors and Drivers. The most important aspect is to connect with the audience and the authenticity of the facilitator.
2. Thanks and regards,
Col Ravi(Retd),Mysore. 9880219307.

From India, Bangalore
Dear Amita ji,
You are doing something good for your employees and ultimately for organistion.Go.ahead with your best efforts.Learning never ends.Motivating is effort to keep employees inspired and active.Good part is people like you are still there who think to give and share.Unfortunately industry has made everything business and giving motivation has also become business.God bless.

From India, Vadodara
Hello Asmita,
I am based at Pune (Chinchwad) and have been conducting Motivational lectures for Workers in small and medium sized companies. The lecture topics are based on the need of the company - it ranges from discipline, code of conduct, communication ability, problem solving till self motivation techniques, confidence building and so on.. Lectures arein Marathi / Hindi language, as required. It also includes interesting games, tasks, stories relating with the topic. It surely has a positive effect over their productivity.
As you have rightly pointed out, most of the employers wants to have lectures for the well-being of workers, to enable workers upgrade themselves with some knowledge. Kindly share your contact details to proceed further.

From India, Pune
This discussion thread is closed. If you want to continue this discussion or have a follow up question, please post it on the network.
Add the url of this thread if you want to cite this discussion.

About Us Advertise Contact Us
Privacy Policy Disclaimer Terms Of Service

All rights reserved @ 2020 Cite.Co™