Do you want to be among the best motivational speakers in your town or country? Well, there is a very long way to go in order to achieve that. I have said this because there are several things that you need to do in order to be a good speaker. Well, anyone is not born a good speaker but they can be learned. All you need to do are the five (5) major aspects that I have indicated below.
- You must be willing to do your own presentation and speech materials
If you will ask me, this is one of the most important things that you need to do first. I have said this because there are some well-known speakers out there who think that this task is no longer on their shoulders. Well, I think otherwise. This is because no one can be an effective speaker if he or she will just read the speech that was made by other people. Anyone can do that because that is merely reading. The talent lies on the manner of creating the speech itself and not just on delivering it.
- You must have the expertise in the field
In order to effectively craft a speech, you must be an expert in the field. You can do this by doing a little research before crafting your speech. This will hone your knowledge to the field. However, it is better if you have previous knowledge in the subject matter rather than just base your speech on researches.
- You must have vast experiences to share
Aside from being able to write the speech and your expertise, you also need to have lots of practical and related experiences that you can share to the crowd. This will boost the effectiveness of the speech because the audience will surely appreciate it. This is actually one of the fields to focus on in order to become among the best motivational speakers.
- You must be able to establish connection effectively
One thing to remember when delivering speeches is to establish connection to the audience. This can be done by talking through their eyes or through sharing your own personal, practical and related experiences. You must remember that to connect with them, they must relate to what you are saying.
- You must have a very persuasive voice
Last, but a very important aspect in becoming among the best motivational speakers, is to have a very persuasive voice. It is vital because if your voice is as a boring as hearing an old and ancient story, no one will surely listen to you.
If you will ask me, there are at least five (5) major characteristics of the outstanding motivational speakers. These are all necessary in order to give an effective and genuinely motivational speech to the crowd. Moreover, these characteristics are required even in different kinds of events where the speaker will speak. We will detail these in the section below.
First and foremost, a good motivational speaker must prepare his or her own materials or presentations for the event. If the event requires a PowerPoint presentation or flash presentations, then those must be done personally by the speaker and not by someone else. This is in order to assure that you fully understand what you will be talking about and presenting to the audience. There are already plenty of cases wherein the speaker failed to deliver an effective speech because he or she does not understand the flow of presentation at all.
Secondly, good motivational speakers must also be able to connect through the eyes of the crowd. He or she must not stand stiffly in front of the crowd and as if looking to other and separate world. If that happens, the speech, even if with the most beautiful presentation materials, would be not effective at all. I have said this because if the speaker cannot connect at all to the audience, there is no way that he or she can motivate them. Hence, it does not fulfill your objective at all.
The third important characteristic of a good speaker is an effective voice. Well in fact; this is one of the most important assets of a speaker aside from a good presentation material and experience. This is because no one can deliver a good speech if the speaker has a voice that serves as an irritating noise to the crowd. When that happens, no one will listen to you at all.
The fourth characteristic that I am talking about is the experience. This is the unique characteristic that one must possess. This is because your experience is different from what the other people have experienced. Hence, that is your identity and no one can steal that from you even until you die.
Last, but I think one of the most vital and an important characteristic to be the best motivational speakers is the confidence. You know that the major objective of a motivational speaker, as the name suggest, is to motivate the audience. With that alone, do you think a person can motivate other people to move if that person is not confident at all to what he or she saying in the first place?
Are you planning to have your next major corporate conference or any event? Then you might want to invite some motivational speakers to make the event more fruitful, productive and effective. This is because most of the time, conferences and events of a business company aim to have an output from there. For example, some companies target to come up with a strategic and tactical plan after the conference wherein the officers will be able to convince their employees to get involved to that goal.
With that, how are you going to find the best motivational speakers for that specific event? If you will ask me, I think there are at least four (4) major ways that you can explore in order to assure that you will get no one but the best.
Firstly, you can explore screening first the list according to their field of expertise. That one that you will invite must be well known for the same industry where your business is currently engaged in. For example, if you are in the business of manufacturing certain product, then you must invite someone who is popularly known in that field.
On the other hand, you may also screen the options that you have according to their experience. There are some cases wherein you do not only need to consider if they are popular to that field or not. This is because when they speak in front of your constituents, the best motivational speakers must be able to share his or personal and practical experiences related to the field. Otherwise, I am assuring you that it will not be effective at all.
The third way that you can explore in order to get the best motivational speakers is through referrals. You can ask your friends and colleagues to refer someone who is also known in the industry with relevant experience as well as capable of speaking in front of a big crowd. You may also want to check first their speech before the event. This will give a certain assurance that you are in the same page with the speaker.
Lastly, you can also ask or invite someone who previously worked in your company. This is actually the most common way to get the best motivational speakers. This is because they usually have the required qualities that you are looking for. Aside from that, you are assured that your constituents personally know the speaker that you will invite.
If you have attended several ceremonies or conferences already, you will notice that there are always some motivational speakers talking in front the audience and primarily to engage the latter for a common goal. Well, this is because it is their primary task, which is different from what the inspiration speakers do.
So, if you are having an upcoming ceremony or conference and you are planning to hire a motivational speaker, what are the qualities that you must look for? I can definitely help you with this one. This is because I believe that there are at least three (3) vital qualities that you need to look for. These qualities must be present to all the best motivational speakers out there. I am talking about their expertise on the same field that you are, vast experience to share as well as capabilities to connect to the audience and persuade them.
On the one hand, the expertise of the speaker on the same field that you are working is a must for the one that you will invite. For instance, if you are in the business industry, you need to invite someone that is quite known in the field because of his or her achievements. This is because you must remember that your goal for inviting such speaker is for the audience to be motivated after the event. You need to engage them to be part of the goal that you will set for the company, for instance.
On the other hand, you also need to look into the experience of the speaker that you will invite. This is also very vital because most audience in gatherings like that would like to hear practical experience that they can relate to their own lives. I strongly believe this because this will dictate the effectiveness of the speech to the goal or objective that you want to attain.
The third quality that the best motivational speakers must have is the ability to connect to the audience. One way to do this is actually mentioned already above, which is through sharing practical experiences that people can actually relate and apply to their own lives.
The last most important quality of the best motivational speakers is the ability to persuade the audience. This is very important because it is your main objective to infuse something to the mind of your audience, which happens to be your constituents, in case of a corporate and business conference or gathering.
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