Every day we receive many calls from people who are seeking representation and advice on How to become a Motivational Speaker.
Some have tales of overcoming serious illness, some have completed feats of amazing endurance and some have founded and built successful businesses.
Some have merely presented a speech at their last company function, went down quite well, and have been told that they should ‘get out on the circuit and go motivate!’
Daily, we are filled with admiration for complete strangers, we listen to some harrowing stories, we hear of fantastic business successes, and sometimes we worry that the caller who had just claimed to be a motivational speaker will somehow convince some poor soul into giving them a booking!
We are never blasé to peoples amazing capacity for strength and endurance and always admire their enthusiasm to succeed. However, I’m sorry to say, that sometimes it’s just not enough to stand in front of hundreds of people and relay your story, despite how impressive it may be.
We have to bear in mind that there may be many people in the audience who have overcome their own personal problems and challenges, or may have had tremendous success in business and will be expecting much more from the motivational speaker in front of them than just a verbatim explanation of their personal conquest.
So how DO you become a successful motivational speaker?
How do you leave an audience buzzing and ready to change their ways?
How do you make YOUR story so impressive that people will be motivated by it?
Well, in our opinion, motivational speaking is an absolute art form!
It’s not just the telling of your experience, it’s the way you deliver it, it’s the way you get it across to an audience who may be completely unmotivated and uninspired by their job, or successful leaders who have ‘been there and done it’ and are suffering from complacency.
It’s a skill that our speakers have worked to perfect over many years, and believe me, they are absolutely passionate and brilliant in getting their message across.
Our motivational speakers create an atmosphere with their words and delivery that make the audience believe that they can go on to achieve almost anything.
In most cases the client will have spent thousands of pounds on the services of a motivational speaker and will be looking for ROI. ROI can be achieved in a number of ways, the most obvious being how the delegates will put to use the lessons learnt or the takeaway tools provided from the speech content.
How can your speech inspire, motivate and offer tools and tips to help delegates make a difference in their work or home environment?
Will your presentation make them change as a team? Will it make them better leaders? Will it inspire them to go the extra mile?
How to Become a Motivational Speaker
If you want to be a motivational speaker, our top 3 questions for you to consider are:
- Is your story or speech interesting and unique… REALLY UNIQUE?
- Is your delivery engaging and memorable?
- Will delegates gain tools and tips from your speech which they can put to good use in the workplace?
If you answered YES to the above questions (be honest), then maybe it’s time for you to get out there and start motivating.
Last but not least, make sure you have a good, reputable agency working on your behalf.