Teamwork speaker Mark Eaton emphasizes cooperation in his speeches, which are designed to help companies optimize their performance and production. His teamwork program has been honed from years of experience playing a team sport at the highest level. In order to reach that level he learned what it meant to be a good teammate. That knowledge helped him and his team, the Utah Jazz, become successful.
Know Your Job
In basketball, there is nothing more important than the team and its success. In order to achieve the latter, you must learn how to cooperate with others and learn how to be a good teammate. There are many aspects to being a good teammate, which Mark talks about in his keynotes. The same characteristics that make someone a good teammate on the court will also make them a good teammate in the office.
One of the most important aspects of being a good teammate is to know and execute your role on your team. Nobody can do every job on a team. That’s why there is a group of people around them who do jobs in the areas where they are not as strong. As a teamwork speaker, Mark shows team members from corporations and organizations how to figure out what their roles are and how they can execute them to the best of their abilities.
Learning a Lesson About Teamwork from a Pro Athlete
Mark had to learn his role on the team before he became successful. One summer while he was playing pick-up basketball games at UCLA and tiring himself out by trying to run with the guards, Wilt Chamberlain approached him. He stuck Mark under the basket and said:
“Let them worry about scoring. Your job is to stand here, protect this basket, grab the rebound, and then throw it to the guards.”
That advice was a turning point that helped Mark become a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and an NBA All-Star. Lessons such as this are what Mark brings to the table as a teamwork speaker.
Communication is important, too, especially when it comes to knowing exactly what your role is. Too often in the business world people assume they are doing things the way they should be done. It is important, for greater team success, that employees ask about what is expected of them. If you know what is expected rather than assuming what should be done, your team will be better off. This is something Mark teaches.
Speaking to Your Team
When you are looking for a teamwork speaker, there is no one better than Mark Eaton — someone who has played a team sport at the highest possible level. As a teamwork speaker, Mark teaches corporations that no individual is greater than the whole. Every person must be utilized to fulfill their role on the team.
The Next Step
Thank you for considering me as the speaker for your event. When you hear me speak, you’ll learn to maximize your team’s potential and develop a game plan to turn every member of your team into a peak performer. To hear more and to book me to speak at your next event, call or email: