This Report will do 2 things for you:
1. Briefly talk about a few common (but pretty funny) stereotypes of motivational speakers. We’ll have a look at a few real-life examples in the huge assortment of motivational speakers on the circuit today.
2. Give some great tips on how to give your inspirational speeches by researching the top 6 key ingredients that West Palm Beach Raccoon Removal have in common.
The end goal of this report is to help empower you to create and deliver your inspirational motivational speeches so that you can go forward and help others make positive changes in their own lives.
When someone starts talking about motivational speakers, most people either:
Bring up their own favorite speakers and discuss how said speaker(s) changed their life, or
Roll their eyes and groan.
… More often than not, people do the latter.
When it comes to stereotypes, motivational speakers seem to get the blunt end of the stick. Often perceived as frantic, loud, and in-your-face, this sort of public speaking commonly gets ignored for being, well, all speak .
However, there’s a very definite (and growing) fan-base for motivational presentations. After all, the words of inspiration and insight that a truly good motivational speaker shares can create the kind of”a-ha” moments that truly resonate!
Inciting favorable changes for everything from kicking bad habits to chasing your dreams and living the life you have imagined – quality speakers may motivate their audiences to realize the internal potential for achievement that lives within all people.
The fact is that a strong motivational speaker can be a real force to be reckoned with, regardless of what your personal opinion of these may be!
DIFFERENT APPROACHES. SAME POINT.
Truly good, established motivational speakers command some pretty good coin – Tony Robbins, for instance, charges at least $100,000 per engagement.
The rationale for this is that great motivators can affect the lives of thousands in a single presentation, making a literally exponential return on investment.
But the tactics they use to inspire are often drastically different, so how do they end up achieving the same impact?
Let us take a look at the very different styles of 3 best motivational speakers to figure this out.
Tony Robbins’ high-energy, high-volume, and high-audience participation presentations have inspired millions to pursue their dreams. He literally gets attendees out of their chairs, hyped up and boldly crying out affirmational mantras of success together.
The end result is a crowd of inspired go-getters that are ready to”ask better questions, and because of this get better answers” – answers that will (hopefully) help them navigate the path to success and happiness.
– Dr. Roberta Bondar: Intelligent Inspiration
Other speakers, such as the amazing and super smart astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, choose to share their motivational public speeches with more intimate audiences in particular niches and settings.
Dr. Bondar’s strategy is noticeably very distinct to Tony Robbins’; her existence and spoken words are significantly calmer and her talks tend to keep the decibels at more ear-friendly levels. But her message always inspires people to pursue their”peak performance potential” because she drops pearls of wisdom and dishes out food for thought.
– Steve Rizzo: Hilariously Helpful
Yet other speakers rely on comedy to deliver their message, like the hilarious Steve Rizzo. Having walked away from his career as a comic who shared the stage with greats like Jerry Seinfeld and Rodney Dangerfield, Steve uses his sharp comedic timing to deliver messages of perseverance through adversity that inspire crowds to”live the dream”
When you boil it all down, successful motivational speakers come in all shapes and styles – but they all manage to inspire their audiences to create positive, impactful changes in their own lives.
They do this by finding their own presentational style and playing to it. In figuring out what works best for them and using it to their advantage, they successfully add an air of credibility to their talks. And this authenticity is crucial.
After all, nobody wants to listen to someone who doesn’t earnestly, 1000% believe in what they are preaching!
Like top motivational speaker booking agent, Rich Libner of MCP Speakers, says when speaking about his own roster of speakers on the circuit,
“It is important to remember that motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins, Roberta Bondar, or Steve Rizzo are not much different from the rest of us. They all have fears, failures, problems, and dirty dishes.”
If they can talk to and inspire audiences of people, then you can too!
WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO SAY IT
Believe it or not, there’s a simple recipe for creating and delivering a successful motivational speech.
No matter if you decide to use the over-the-top energetic approach of Mr. Robbins or the comedic delivery of Steve Rizzo, following these vital ingredients will help you on your path to motivational speaking success.
Tell a good story, and tell it well.
Our evolutionary history has predisposed us to enjoying a good story.
Consider this: Every known culture in human history has tales. From sitting by a fire and listening as elders tell stories of gods & monsters to buying a movie ticket and immersing ourselves in some epic cinematic experience – we, as a species, absolutely love a fantastic story. We always have.
Tap into this love to get and keep your audience’s attention. A fantastic story uses a recognizable pattern to convey meaning, with the most common pattern being the traditional failure-epiphany-struggle-success plot…
Know it. Love it. Use it.
Be clear with what you’re talking about.
Nobody likes to hear someone yammer on without a easy-to-spot point. Much like Charlie Brown’s teacher, public speakers that drone on with no clear intent or purpose quickly lose their audience’s attention and become background noise.
Let your audience know within the first 2 minutes why you’re speaking to them and what you’re referring to. After that, ensure that each and every anecdote, narrative, and tip you tell directly relates back to your purpose for being there.
To put it differently, give them a roadmap for what to expect from the presentation – and stick with it!
Create your personal purchase.
Picking up on point number 2, a good way of producing your own purchase would be to let your audience know what to expect from the get-go. Tony Robbins is a master of the, often starting his talking presentations with the following formula:
Today, I will speak with you about _______. I am talking to you about it since ________. My goal at the end is to inspire you to ________ so that you can ________. [-> Input engaging but simple question to cap your intro and spur audience participation here.]
You don’t need to copy that specific formula, but hopefully you get the idea.
After establishing your roadmap, among the best ways of further fostering audience buy-in is by encouraging participation. There are more ways to encourage audience interaction than this report can record, but a key point is to make sure that the participation is directed and relevant (and safe!)
For ideas on ways to foster positive audience involvement, just Google”audience participation”.
The #1 very best way to alienate your audience is by being a downer. This includes singling out someone to pick on during your presentation, relating horrible things that happened to people without supplying a positive spin or end, and generally being a low-energy Debbie downer.
The trick to motivation – particularly motivational speaking – is to stay positive. People are paying attention to you because they are after some type of positive change, so stay positive with your motivational messaging!
Offer a different way of looking at things.
A basic ingredient to creating positive change is to alter the way you look at things.
Like famous motivational speaker Wayne Dyer once said, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
… Pretty profound, right?
It is also 100% authentic. Psychologists and marketers alike have known for decades that the greatest way to influence positive change is nurture a positive perspective. From addiction treatments to brand allegiance, the power of changing an individual’s perspective is undeniable.
Inspire your audience to look at things differently by sharing a different (and positive) lens through which to view life’s challenges and hardships.
Polished motivational speeches don’t happen overnight and even top-notch motivational pros still flub every-so-often. Practice makes perfect though, so exercise for perfection!
MOTIVATING SUSTAINED MOTIVATION
In the end, the most motivational portion of any inspirational speech is what the audience chooses to do with what they’ve just heard. So help them make the best choice by using the above 6 tips the next time you choose to get up and speak sweet words of inspiration!