This blog post was sent to subscribers to Safety Speaker John Drebinger’s Newsletter back in January of 2017. Remembering American Heroes This evening, Friday, January 27, 2017, at 6:00 PM, I will be attending the 50th Anniversary Memorial Service for the Apollo One astronauts, Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. Fifty years ago, these […]
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Public Speaking, Is It A Skill Or A Gift? Safety motivational speakers like me have had people tell me how gifted I am as a safety speaker. Have you ever had someone say you are gifted at something? It is a nice compliment, however it conveys the belief that speaking well in public is something […]
Great Safety Speakers Are Aware of Manager’s Viewpoint and Needs As a safety speaker or safety professional most of our interactions in the field of safety are about persuasion. We need to persuade employees to embrace the latest techniques and equipment and policies, which will help them stay safe. We must persuade managers from the […]
Are Your Workers In A Trance? I studied hypnosis as a model for communication seeking out skills which would help me stand out above other safety speakers. In doing so I learned audiences go in and out of trance regularly. I remember sitting in the family room with my father watching television, sports in particular. […]
Safety Speaker Thoughts On Multi-Tasking and Safety We live in a world which has embraced the concept of multi-tasking. I suspect the belief was you could get more done if you did multiple tasks at one time. It does seem to make sense. After all, we all know we can be talking, giving a speech […]
Safety Speakers and Listening Skills Have you ever made a concentrated effort to listen to someone only to have them say, “You never listen.”? You are both frustrated and confused. What more could you possibly do to pay closer attention? In my book Mastering Safety Communication, (Click Here For Book) I have a chapter on […]
Safety Speakers Discover Management Safety Fails In my presentation, “Safety For Leaders,” I share ways leaders who are committed to safety can reinforce their safety message. As a safety speaker, I explain a few things they must do to avoid undermining their safety message. Leaders who value safety must be congruent. As a safety motivational […]
Safety Speakers Can Take A Different Perspective As a safety speaker, I have the opportunity to interview many employees around the world. An emergency response team member, at a site where I was their safety motivational speaker, shared with me a new way to motivate people to wear safety gloves when performing any task. Specialized […]
Safety Speakers Teach Employees to Talk With Their Family About Safety On The Job and Off the Job It would seem logical for parents to teach their children about safety at home. Have you ever suggested your employees share stories and information about safety on their job? Children love to hear about what their parents […]
Safety Speaker Tip – Conducting Effective Safety Meetings – Audience First The challenge for many safety meetings is they are driven by what the leader wants to share. “I have to get this information to my audience.” is their logic. This gets the communication focus off in the wrong direction. This direction is Speaker to […]