The three best motivational videos to kick off your corporate event


Like kicking off with a great musical track, getting a conference started with a motivational video can work wonders when you want to inspire event attendees.

A motivational video doesn’t just provide that short-term boost to engagement and attention, it also encourages attendees to approach the rest of the event inspired to look for learning opportunities, provide input and feedback, as well as solve problems in new and unique ways.

These videos come in many forms, whether they’re clips taken directly from the frames of a film, an inspiring speech from a public figure or a compilation of all of them put together. Each has their benefits, and finding the best videos to play at your corporate event can be tricky.

To help you out along the way, here are some of the best motivational videos for employees in each of those categories.


Inspirational Speeches from Inspiring People

There’s no modern rags to riches tale quite like JK Rowling’s. An unknown self-described ‘failure’ turned into the acclaimed, best-selling author of the Harry Potter series almost overnight.

What’s most inspiring is how she reflects on her journey as passes on what she’s learned to the next generation at a Harvard commencement speech. While the full video is certainly worth a watch, the three-minute snippet below captures the spirit of it, and will hopefully pass it right on to your audience.

Honourable mentions: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rules for Success, Steve Jobs: Here’s to the Crazy Ones


Motivational Movie Magic

Since the 70’s, the film series that’s kept on giving and giving when it comes to motivation is the Rocky franchise. Whether it’s running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the movie’s cheesy theme in the original, or Adonis Creed’s sheer determination in the latest incarnation of the series, we can always count on leaving a Rocky film more inspired than when we started.

By far one of the most motivational moments from the series, was this gem from Rocky Balboa. It’s not just about winning a fist-fight, but about getting the most out of life and going after the things you want. What more inspiration could you ask for?

Honourable mentions: Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday, Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator


Compilations to Make You Dream Big

Inspiring speeches, movie clips and motivational music can all have a place at your next corporate event, but maybe it’s putting them all together that achieves maximum effect. And while you can find plenty of various lengths and themes on YouTube, this may be one of the most well-edited of them.

Honourable mentions: “Impossible is Nothing”, “Unbroken”


Tying it All Together

Videos like these turn a seemingly insurmountable challenge into a mission: not something to be afraid of, but rather something every employee has the strength to overcome. There’s no better way to kick off a conference or corporate event.

And once you’ve engaged your audience from the start, keeping them there is so much easier with Zeetings, which will allow you to host fully interactive events, meetings or conferences effortlessly. If you’re keen to know learn more about live audience engagement, check out our Zeeting on ‘Questions to ask your audience’, designed to boost participation at your next event.



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