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How Do Top Performing Teams Create a More Attractive Work Culture and Boost Their Own Productivity?

Teamwork speaker Brian Carter’s highly entertaining, customized and research-driven keynotes answer the big question:

“How do you get the most out of everybody TODAY, and take your teams and culture to the next level?”

A Few of Brian’s Motivational Teamwork Keynotes & Breakouts

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How to Create The Team You Love

When you have a leader that protects their people while giving them the freedom and resources to thrive, teams are stronger and more productive. But even leaders are not perfect (and who is?), teammates can look out for one another and influence the entire organization in a positive direction.

  • Today’s best teams are inclusive, transparent, and honest
  • They build rapport and trust
  • They look out for each other
  • They build productivity and organizational success by valuing clarity, optimism and meaning
  • They know both what needs to be done and why it needs to be done

The best teams are collaborative, honest, and fun. The people on these teams know, like, and trust each other. And great leaders are living examples of the kind of character and collaboration they want to see on their teams. Everyone on the team can model this kind of behavior for each other.

In this insightful talk, Brian harnesses his 15 years working with Millennials and Gen Z in the workplace to deliver a no-nonsense session that will equip your leaders and managers to get the most out of your today’s employees and teams. With concrete takeaways you can put into practice on Monday, this program shows you how your organization can improve teamwork, boost morale, and increase retention.

Generation “Why Not?”

How FIVE Generations Build ONE Team

We’ve heard a lot about the different generations, but a lot of the information out there is wrong. The worst thing we can do for our teams and work culture is to stereotype and divide each other. We can’t afford to be ageist, because it’s expensive. We lose talented people and alienate each other. The solution is to focus on what we have in common and the team building skills and mindsets that create a fun, enthusiastic, highly productive work atmosphere.

In this entertaining, inclusive and research-based keynote, Brian leverages two decades of experience managing, serving, partnering with, marketing to and selling to all four of these generations- plus the latest stats and research to deliver a thought-provoking and practical talk that will help get your company to the next level.

Brian’s unique perspective and experience working with The National Academy of Science, Pew, Deloitte and the CIA on Generational Work Issues, plus his hilarious original jokes bring everyone together in this team building program, which includes:

  • Simple steps for every generation to get along better with the others and boost employee engagement.
  • Why all people within a generation are not the same and how to avoid intergenerational bashing.
  • How all the generations can come together to form Voltron, creating unbeatably strong and productive intergenerational teams inside your company.
  • How to identify, prevent and overcome the 5 Top intergenerational communication obstacles
  • How to make sure everyone feels valuable and included, and your organization creates a win-win with everyone.

Teamwork: What’s Really Working Today? 

  • LISTENING is the foundation of teamwork. Listen and empathize if you want better teams, because when you talk about yourself too much, your likability disappears and so does team spirit. You know those bores everyone avoids because they keep telling the same old stories from 1995 and they never ask what’s new with you? They’re fun for about 10 minutes, but then you’re looking for an exit. So don’t be the jerk everyone avoids- listen and have a dialogue, and you’ll create a better experience and happier customers- plus you’ll probably hear the actual problem and have a chance to solve it..
  • LIKABILITY is the grease that prevents team friction. If you tell someone you hate their hometown, sports team or fashion choices… they probably won’t like you and won’t work well with you. But when people are more likable and approachable, they enjoy working with each other and are more productive.
  • TRUST creates more sales and more repeat sales. Teams are broken without trust. When you work with the same people long term, or want to quickly create stronger teams, you have to be likable and empathetic. Be yourself, be honest and have integrity- the stuff we learned in kindergarten. It’s simple and it works.
  • TECHNOLOGY is now one of the biggest keys to team success. The technology can be different on every team, but teamwork tools have become critical to top-performing team success. When you embrace tools and technology, people communicate better, feel closer and get more done.

10 AMAZING Facts & Stats About Teamwork

  • 75% of employers say teamwork is important.
  • 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.
  • 94.1% of companies DO NOT communicate goals daily.
  • 97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project.
  • Companies and organizations that communicate effectively are 4.5x more likely to retain the best employees.
  • People primed to act collaboratively stick at their tasks 64% longer than their solitary peers, and report higher engagement levels, lower fatigue levels and a higher success rate.
  • People don’t collaborate unless you give them incentive to.
  • Recessions can hurt teamwork, if you aren’t careful.
  • 83% of professionals rely on technology to work in teams.
  • Adding teamwork tools and technology can improve productivity up to 2530%.

Why Choose Teamwork Speaker Brian Carter?

When you hire the right teamwork speaker, your audience leaves energized, entertained, educated and feeling closer together than ever.

Brian has worked with some of the most successful teams in the world. His background in both the business world and improv comedy taught him how to help market-leading companies and organizations that include Salesforce, GoToMeeting, Microsoft, The U.S. Army, Colliers International and Union Bank. Brian has personally created, participated in and led positive, productive teams. The Brian Carter group has conducted an intensive ten-year study of the most effective teams and technologies across 25 industries to learn what makes them successful.

Brian understands that you know more about your challenges, successes, and people than anyone else. He will work with you to customize the program(s) for maximum impact.

“I’m so glad you were our keynote. You were the perfect choice.”


"In Brian's remarkable keynote on AI, he shattered the illusion that AI is a threat to education. He taught us how to use AI to enhance productivity in academic settings and how to leverage it for personalized student engagement. His well-researched, customized insights had everyone from faculty to students buzzing. Brian was the perfect choice for us."

Cleary University

"Brian not only knows his stuff... he's also one of the funniest speakers I've ever seen."

Wells Fargo

"Brian's talk on AI in retail was insightful and on-point. He dismantled the myth of AI as a job-stealer and instead showed us how it could boost productivity and personalize customer experiences. His speech was customized for retail and brimming with real-world examples, making him the highlight of our event."

Central Garden & Pet

"Brian's keynote on AI in healthcare was anything but generic. He demonstrated how machine learning can help us in genomic research and personalized medicine, diving into specifics that mattered to us. With the perfect blend of humor and actionable insights, he customized the presentation down to the case studies he cited. Brian’s talk was a value-packed experience that exceeded all expectations."

Life Technologies

"Brian’s AI keynote was a revelation for our marketing team. He debunked myths and showed us how to harness AI to personalize customer experiences at scale. His multi-pronged approach to leveraging AI in marketing left us with actionable insights that were specifically tailored to our industry. A stellar performance!"

World Business Research

"Brian's mastery of blending humor, actionable advice, and deep financial knowledge was evident in his AI keynote. He specifically discussed the impact of AI on auditing and compliance, showing us how machine learning can flag anomalies and trends much faster than traditional methods. His level of customization, including live polling during his presentation to adjust content in real-time, was nothing short of impressive."

South Carolina Association Of CPA’s