Pep Talk: A Powerful Tool for Workplace Environments

One of the most effective way to boost an individual’s morale is through motivational pep talks. Pep talks are very powerful, and if done correctly, it can deliver the positive message that the positive speech embodies. After all, a pep talk is intended to make someone (or a group of people) feel more confident and more ardent.

It’s important to give employees, staff members, and subordinates some pep talk from time to time. A talk that doesn’t include quotas, or deliverables. A talk that’s simply meant to get everyone pumped up. Here’s how you can utilize this powerful tool at your disposal.

Step 1: Timing is Everything

Now, one can’t just simply hold a pep talk anytime. One must time the pep talk at just the right moment, or else its effects wouldn’t be that significant. Choosing the right time is imperative here, and the best day to hold one is on a Monday. If done on Mondays, pep talks can act like a caffeine for everyone’s morale, giving them a good push and a great start for a new week!

Step 2: Do the Necessary Preparations

Don’t leave everything out for luck and chance. Always do the necessary preparations a couple of days before the pep talk, as this would let any manager, or business owner, formulate a better speech that would deliver the impact you desire.

Step 3: The Talk Should be Open for Discussion

The first thing that a higher up (or someone tasked to hold motivational pep talks) should remember during the talk is to always open it up with an inspirational quote. It should be followed by praising the employees and giving them a huge pat in the back for the good job they’ve done thus far. When the time of discussion comes, it’s important to keep the talk open for discussion and allow everyone to participate interactively, raising their hands if they have any questions, suggestions, and more.

Step 4: Inquire some Feedbacks

Of course, the main goal of a pep talk is to inspire everyone hearing it. However, this does not mean that it shouldn’t be subjected to feedbacks, especially if it’s necessary. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff members about the pep talk. Ask them how they felt, what they understood, and if the talk helped them in any way. Ask them for suggestions on how to make it better, ask them if they’d specific quotes to be added, etc.

Step 5: Take the Lead

Although a pep talk should always be about inspiring people, but an effective one should always take the lead and give everyone direction. Be prepared to provide guidance, necessary tools, and roadmaps to success. Taking the lead and giving everyone direction will make it easier to go down the same road and achieve the same goals.

Nowadays, motivational pep talks aren’t being used as they should often be. It’s time to change that by utilizing it once more, the way that it should be: as a powerful tool for workplace environments.


Sharon Kaibel is a performance and productivity coach. Sharon helps business owners create the strategy, structure and systems to build and grow a profitable business. Join her Closed Facebook Group, the #ACHIEVERNETWORK  for the community, resources and trainings to become an extraordinary achiever.