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Can Motivational Speakers Really Transform a Professional Sports Team’s Fortune? | Verge Magazine

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England rugby team hires former UK Special Forces soldier Jason Fox for a motivational talk to improve their on-field performance. 

The England rugby union team has enlisted the help of former UK Special Forces soldier and Royal Marine Commando Jason Fox to give a motivational talk to its players, in a bid to improve their on-field performance. The team is seeking to finish their Six Nations campaign with momentum and the motivational talk could help remove the lingering impact of their defeat to South Africa in the 2019 World Cup final. Many professional sports organizations benefit from bringing in an outside voice to reinvigorate their teams. If delivered well, motivational talks can help improve teamwork, motivation levels, and clarity of thought under stressful circumstances, leading to positive results on the field. The South African cricket team, for example, enlisted the help of explorer Mike Horn in 2012, and despite not playing any warm-up games, they went on to win the Test series against England and became the world’s number one Test side. 

Source: https://vergemagazine.co.uk/can-motivational-speakers-really-transform-a-professional-sports-teams-fortunes/ 


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