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Richard Hawk

About Richard Hawk

I’m a motivational safety speaker who specializes in helping Safety Leaders around the world create vibrant safety cultures by Making Safety Fun! I also give inspiring safety talks to employees on ways to improve their focus and better control negative emotions. This helps them perform better and make less mistakes that can lead to accidents… | More about Richard Hawk

Aug 22, 2017

CONFESSIONS OF A NUMBER CHASER

By | 2017-08-22T18:18:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Accident Prevention, Safety, Safety Communication, Safety Leadership|0 Comments

By Tonya Cheek When I first started as a safety supervisor, my motives were pure. All I wanted to do was help other people. My goal was to show fellow employees how to work safely. Hazards were my enemy and [...]

Aug 18, 2017

“RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU ARE ALIVE” Fourth Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-08-18T17:20:30+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Business Presentation, Make Safety Fun, Presentation Skills, Safety Communication|0 Comments

A fellow safety speaker who was starting out in the speaking business asked me if I would critique his style. "Sure, I said, send me a video." He had a charming style, connected well with the audience, had a wonderful [...]

Jul 20, 2017

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON! Third Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-07-20T18:11:29+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Business Presentation, Make Safety Fun, Presentation Skills|0 Comments

I've written about this before from a different angle However, I had to include it again with this series of amateur safety speaker mistakes series because it happens so often.   When I have free time at safety conventions I like [...]

Jun 27, 2017

DON’T GO OVERTIME! Second Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-06-27T19:09:33+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Business Presentation, Safety Communication, Safety Culture|0 Comments

(See my last blog for Mistake #1) I would be lying if I told you this mistake doesn't upset me on occasions. It sometimes hurts my performance and can confuse an audience. If you are scheduled to talk for 20 [...]

May 1, 2017

YOU NEED TO USE A MIC! A Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-06-27T19:11:18+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Business Presentation, Make Safety Fun, Presentation Skills, Safety Communication|0 Comments

Recently I was setting up for a talk, and the speaker who was ahead of me on the agenda was also in the room preparing for her talk. I brought over the hand-held mic and said: "here's the mic we have." [...]

Mar 26, 2017

FUN EASTER SAFETY PROMOTION IDEA

By | 2017-03-26T18:39:41+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Encouraging Ideas, Make Safety Fun, Safety, Safety Communication|0 Comments

Here's an idea from one of my "Safety Stuff" subscribers Cindy Nielsen/HR Manager from CRG: We are a small manufacturing company in Marathon Wisconsin. During the Easter Season starting in April, we will have a Safety Easter Egg Hunt. There will be plastic [...]

Mar 1, 2017

DON’T HURT YOURSELF — WARM UP!

By | 2017-03-01T11:09:01+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Accident Prevention, Health, Safety|0 Comments

Here's a brief article you're welcome to pass along to your employees or use as you wish             *          *       * Spring and warm weather is near and for many of us that means more physical activity--including sports.  If walking [...]

Jan 25, 2017

WHY YOU SHOULD “HANG OUT” WITH YOUR AUDIENCE BEFORE YOU START YOUR SAFETY MEETING

By | 2017-01-27T06:35:05+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Business Presentation, Encouraging Ideas, Presentation Skills, Safety Communication|0 Comments

Shake hands and say "Hello." I know what you're thinking -- "But I work with these people all the time, and they know me already." So? Isn't this a special occasion? Aren't you happy you're getting the chance to get [...]

Jan 23, 2017

THREE WAYS to be a MORE POWERFUL SAFETY LEADER

By | 2017-01-27T06:35:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Safety Communication, Safety Culture, Safety Leadership|0 Comments

You are powerful. You can change thousands of lives. You can spread your personal energy throughout your company and community and make good things happen. You can be a strong factor in creating or improving your "safety culture" or any [...]