The Mayberry Method (Productivity) by Rik Roberts

About the Presentation

Increase Productivity By Nipping Distractions In The Bud! It’s an upbeat and unique speech that is easy to relate to and remember. 

Imagine your attendees surprised by America’s Favorite Deputy Barney Fife blowing a whistle as he enters the conference room. Next, he pulls out a few “citations” that he has written up on members of your group. The group belly laughs as the “harmless offenses” are revealed. Once the group is engaged, Rik steps out of character and delivers a speech about:

  • Increasing productivity by eliminating distraction
  • Managing time more effectively
  • Setting clearer goals

You don’t have to be a Mayberry fan to play along. Rik relates various points through a combination of current events, historical examples, teachable moments and humor. We all know that laughter tied to a fact or story makes an impact and improves retention of the message. Rik makes a point to make every message as fun as it is informative. It can absolutely be customized for your group. Speech ranges from 30-120 minutes depending upon your needs. The Mayberry Method is a very fun motivational speech designed to teach specific ways to increase your productivity. He uses examples from the Andy Griffith Show to help drive points home. The typical 50-60 minute speech includes 3 of the following topics:

  • Deputizing Others | Delegating Authority
  • Nip it in the Bud | Keep Small Problems Small
  • Don’t be a Goober | Time Management Strategies
  • Who is your Ernest T? | Dealing with Distractions
  • Call the Man | Customer Relationship Building
  • Keep your Bullet in your Pocket | Think Before you Speak

Detailed descriptions of topics:

Keeping small problems small (Nip it in the Bud)

Using recent examples of poorly managed situations such as the Costa Concordia cruise disaster, Toyota Recall and BP oil spill, we’ll explore what should have been done to make these problems more manageable. Managing a crisis, no matter how big or small, starts with being prepared for it in the first place.

Delegating Authority (Deputizing Others)

Getting more productivity out of your day is a constant challenge. Learn the pros and cons of delegating authority. Know when it is a good idea and when to avoid it. Who can you trust? When should you train them? What if they do it differently than you? Who is responsible for their successes and failures? We’ll discuss all if this so you choose wisely.

Dealing with Distractions (Whose your Ernest T?)

Interruptions come in many forms. From Facebook to Twitter, YouTube to Google Plus our days are bombarded with messages. It could be a coworker or even your boss that is keeping you from focusing on the task at hand. We’ll learn quick and easy ways to “Defend Your Day” and train others around you to respect your “zone time”.

Think Before you Speak (Keep your bullet in your pocket)

Patience and tact are great tools when handling a situation. A lack of these two can lead to undue confrontation and possible job loss. We’ll learn from recent sports figures what happens when you either avoid or learn from your mistakes.

Time Management (Don’t Be A Goober)

We all know that what you do with your time is more important than how much time you have. Putting that thought into action takes a plan. We’ll devise a few simple ways to get more productive and intentional with our work day.

Customer Service (Call the Man)

Building goodwill toward customers requires attention to detail and exceptional listening skills. We will discuss how to recognize opportunities before they present themselves. We’ll explore how to regain a customer for life when they have gone to a competitor. In short, we will create actionable tasks to help us become incredible customer service providers. If you would like a topic covered … just mention it. Rik is constantly developing new segments to make this a presentation that accomplishes the needs of the client.

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Recent Reviews

Macon County School System

Rik Roberts was great. He arrived very promptly and his presentations was exactly what I had hoped it would be. He was entertaining, but with a message. Immediately after the session I had several faculty members come to me and let me know how much they enjoyed the day.

Supervisor of Instruction, County-Wide Inservice Day (Lafayette, TN) 8/3/2016

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