Motivation is something we all need from time to time.
Actually, we constantly need it.
But can the motivation be given to you by someone else?
This is the idea behind motivational speakers.
If you have experienced motivational speakers, you will agree, that sometimes they are more intimidating, than motivating.
As always there are speakers of many different styles and quality. I have seen some, that basically were yelling at the crowd, hoping they would pick up some of this energy they were spreading.
Well, that doesn't work for me.
But then again, there are the ones that start slowly and somehow take you away on a journey and trigger something in you.
These are the really good ones.
But what makes the difference between those that make it work and those that don't?
Motivation is defined as the reason for people’s actions, willingness and goals. The word derives from the word “motive”, which is defined as a need that requires satisfaction.
It is a feeling which has to be developed within you.
Which means you have to motivate yourself.
In this case a motivational speaker’s job would be triggering desires within you, which influence your behavior and changes your actions. This has to be done in a way which makes you want to repeat the behavior over and over again.
It is obvious, that this is a quite sensitive mission.
A good motivational speaker has to use story telling methods which can relate to you to get your attention and to make you build up the motive and the behavior within you.
When choosing a motivational speaker be sure he/she has a good repertoire of stories that can relate to a majority of your participants.
Don't chose the loud speaker, choose the wise speaker.
Try it! You will see how it works!