I would like to welcome Christopher Austin to NAG today. He will be sharing some thoughts about why you may want to be a motivational speaker to other authors or why we might need one. Enjoy!
Motivational speakers are remembered in the hearts of the people for the authority behind their words and impetus they gave to everyone listening. The world has had its fair share of motivational speakers over the years, and famous phrases like Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” or Winston’s Churchill’s “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” made history. Those looking for their big break in the motivational speaking business domain should get their inspiration from the world’s greatest historians and orators.
Authors and writers who want to be known for their stories and books should turn to motivational speakers to find inspiration, make their plots a lot more interesting and their characters more challenging. Believe it or not, being stuck on a chapter or not being able to brainstorm another event is extremely common for a writer. Authors need motivation, and the best way to get it is by listening to a speaker sharing his story.
There’s something really esteemed about the job of a motivational speaker. It symbolizes mastery over diversity, and it shows understanding and wisdom in the process of dealing with all kinds of hindrances to achieve a goal. Motivational speakers give their audiences an intangible drive to initiate change and do something significant to make their live better and more fulfilling. What forms a motivational speaker?
Education, experience, and skill
A motivational speaker who wants to be credible must back up his claims with personal, real-life experiences. Ask yourself this: do I have something meaningful to share with other people? Is my story inspiring? It’s important to see yourself as a triumphant individual; as long as you got out of a miserable situation and reached to the top, you have great chances of becoming a memorable motivational speaker. Examine your educational credentials, and although it’s not that important to have a doctorate in some field, it does matter to have some sort of superior studies.
Linda Larsen is one of the funniest, most insightful motivational speakers of the current generation. Her technique makes use of humour to help people see things differently, and treat every issue with indifference. Although she’s in her late 50s, Linda knows how to engage her audience. Her goal is to help people find their objective and turn them into goals. Each and every one of her presentations is fun, entertaining, and highly energized, yet behind all that laughter, Linda teaches her listeners important things about life and dealing with common issues that are ruining our daily existence.
Who needs a motivational speaker? Everyone – whether you’re a published author, a business individual, a salesperson, or just an average housewife, motivational speakers should be part of your life because they can help deal with the untouchable and master the unthinkable. The job of a writer can be extremely challenging, and without proper motivation you won’t be able to stick to a deadline and finish up a book on time.
Motivational speaker need a target audience
Prior to starting to write motivational speeches, it’s paramount that you have a target audience clearly outlined. Divide your audience in groups and approach each of them in a different way. For example, you can talk about mistakes you did as teenager and appeal to those in their early 20s, and then focus on your goals after the age of 30 and appeal to adults. It’s important to have a hierarchy when you’re speaking, a timeline for people to understand what you’re saying and relate to those words that come out of your mouth.
The psychology of motivation
You may possess the experience, the gift, and education but is that enough? Every motivational speaker must understand the psychology behind that motivation, and the more knowledge you gather the higher chances to have for people to understand you. A thoughtful awareness of the science behind motivational speaking can help speakers handle different crowds at the same time.
Last but not least, motivational speakers must be seen as experts by their audience, and have some sort of superiority aura. It’s important to be confident in your strengths and have a strong conviction that your speech is indeed motivational for those listening. Believe what you’re saying and rely on the truth if you want to evoke emotion. It might not look like a tough industry, but it is. Nobody will believe a word you’re saying if you lack poise, confidence, and self-belief. You’re just like a performer so put on your best outfit to inspire people.