What comes to mind when you think of a motivational speaker? Maybe you picture a cheering crowd or a presentation that makes you want to take some type of action toward greater self-fulfillment. That’s the definition of motivational for many of us.
I believe that – in some ways – all speakers are motivational speakers. A talk may motivate audiences to:
- see an issue in a new way
- learn more about a specific subject
- try something new
- consider other people’s perspectives
- adapt our behaviors or word choices for a desired effect
- start or stop doing something to improve our productivity, mental health, overall well-being, relationships, etc.
- gain mutual understanding with others.
Great speakers can motivate in many ways. What speeches have motivated you?