You see them all of the time in conferences, at churches, schools and even in bookstores. What I’m talking about are motivational speakers. These are the people whose words and motions make our hearts sing, the people who when they step behind a platform command the attention of an entire room just by clearing their throats. Motivational speakers are a rare breed and by the time they are done speaking on their chosen topic you are ready to go out and take on the world, realize your dreams and just feel 100% better about yourself in general. However, what exactly are these speakers and where do they come from?
A motivational speaker can be just about anyone and come from any walk of life. If you are passionate and knowledgeable about the topic that you are speaking on you can be one of the many inspirational speakers that make a difference in teens and adults lives as well as children and sports teams. A coach, a teacher, or even a parent can make a difference and motivate a rebellious child to strive to succeed and give them a confidence boost.
Motivational speakers such as Martin Luther King touch millions of people with their passion and love for the cause they are speaking up for. In today’s society, you can even get life coaches to help you get on the right path to success and happiness.
On the other hand, if you have great leadership skills, a good memory and the ability to hold a crowds attention you may just have what it takes to become a professional motivational speaker. Schools, businesses, and coaches for college and high school, as well as professional, sports teams often hire speakers to come in for pep talks or just to give their teams or office staff a needed boost to get up and get the job done.
A job description of a motivational speaker includes writing inspiring speeches. Your job would be to tailor the speech to the topic that you will be speaking on. For example, you wouldn’t want to deliver a speech on being a proud American to the soccer team of the local high school. While they may be patriotic, that probably won’t motivate them to win the big game for their school.
Marketing is also a part of the job description. You need to put yourself out there so that you can build a reputation for being the best at what you do on your chosen topics.
Knowing your topic well will motivate your audience like nothing else can. A motivational speaker not only inspires and captivates their audience. It is very important to be up to date on your topic and deliver factual information about the topic at hand. Keep up with the trends and always, always do your research beforehand to be the best speaker you can be.
Use of inspirational videos, inspirational music, and other such props are also a great way to move your audience and drive your point home.