Boris Brott is one of the world's most internationally recognised conductors, holding major posts as music director in Canada and the United States. He enjoys an international career as guest conductor, educator, motivational speaker and cultural ambassador.
As a motivational speaker, Boris presents more than 35 talks annually around the world for Fortune 500 companies. Thousands of people across America have heard his interactive presentations - he draws comparisons between businesses and symphony orchestras. Both have common goals, each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals, and each continually strives for perfection. Often, both attempt to be innovative and creative.
Boris draws out the juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership the need for creativity within an organisation; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music.
During his 25-minute presentation, he enhances these analogies with slides and video. The audience hears of Beethoven's struggle, his quest for perfection, brief passages from some of Beethoven's best known works and then they play together.
Boris instructs the audience to reach under their chairs where they will find a tonebar ” a musical instrument with a mallet. The audience has been divided into five specific notes. After "rehearsing" and enjoying the levity and excitement, the audience is prepared to play Beethoven's Ode to Joy. Boris turns to the video screen, gives a signal, and a full symphony orchestra begins to play. At the appropriate point, he turns to the audience and "conducts" them in this informative, educational, and fun-filled presentation. The audience is thrilled to be playing a signifant part and to make music under the direction of a symphony orchestra conductor. Audiences and corporate executives find Boris's presentation a memorable and unique experience.
Boris can tailor his presentations so that he can:
1. Speak about leadership and teamwork
2. Develop a customised script for each meeting
3. "Conduct" the audience, using any number of musical tone bars
4. Involve the meeting's executive in conducting
5. Conduct a live, 12-piece orchestra during his presentation.