So you want to be an inspirational speaker, a motivational speaker that helps others to help themselves. The secret is, you won’t inspire others unless you are inspired yourself.
Here are some tips to keep in mind about either becoming a motivational speaker, or knowing one when you hear one.
First thing is to understand that being passionate won’t necessarily inspire your audience. You need to be on a mission. When you are on a mission, nothing gets in your way. You become inspired from within and you have a knowing inside that keeps you on your path and you don’t let people sway you.
Getting up in the morning is a joy to you because you can’t wait to face the day, regardless of what it might bring. Challenges are just objects to work around as you stay resolutely on your purpose.
Secondly, if you don’t know what your mission is, you need to find out. We all know our mission deep down inside. Sometimes it takes a bit of quiet self reflection to work it out, especially if you haven’t been very good at listening to yourself.
If you are finding it difficult, have a think and make a list if necessary, about all the things you love to do, the things you love to speak to others about, the things that motivate and inspire you.
You might love being an inspirational speaker for small businesses to help them grow and become more motivated themselves, you might be a mom that loves to speak to other moms and provide ideas to help them with raising their children, you might love reading and sharing with others on the topics you learn about.
The list is endless. Spend some quiet time and you’ll know when you have it. Knowing your mission will allow you to speak with certainty and knowing, and people will know when they listen to you that you are speaking from inspiration. They will be richer for the experience of having heard you speak.
Once you start giving motivational speeches to groups, you can gradually grow to becoming a public speaker or a keynote speaker if that is what inspires you. Truly inspirational speakers are always in demand because audiences can’t get enough of them. You know yourself, when you listen to such a person, you don’t get tired from listening, you become energized.
If you are inspired by what you speak about, you will speak with a clarity and certainty that people will recognize. You will speak in the moment and from the heart and people will understand this and identify with you.
Some so called motivational speakers see their speaking as work. It is a job that brings them a good income. Being truly inspired is a gift that not all public speakers share. When you do come across an inspired speaker though, you’ll know. You’ll sit there fully attentive, waiting to hear more. When the talk is finished, you will be ready to take action in whatever area it is you are wanting to move forward in.
Motivational movies, inspirational DVDs, motivational quotes and motivational books all have their place. They come in all different styles and packages, but different formats appeal to different people.
When you are reading a book of inspirational quotes, occasionally you will come across one that really resonates with you and it sticks in your mind and helps motivate you.
Same with motivational movies. They make you feel invincible, you become the underdog that you are watching in the movie and you can be moved to tears by the greatness that ensues.
Find your mission, then inspire others to grow in their walk through life through listening to you speaking on the subject in question.