A great motivational speech can literally change lives. Think of Martin Luther King and Napoleon Hill - even Adolf Hitler (who changed lives for the worse, but still).
I have seen motivational speakers make audiences laugh, cry and give money. Public speaking is the most basic, direct and powerful way to compel people to action.
I was a motivational speaker for a multi-level marketing francise event held last year. At that event, I witnessed another inspirational speaker persuade ordinary, timid and broke people to take their hard-earned money and invest in a marketing scheme, a move their friends and family will scold them for for years to come. Yet in a split second, the motivational speaker convinced them to commit thousands of dollars in a very loose business proposal.
Motivational speaking has the power to change lives . . . for better or for worse.
Public speaking changed my own life for the better. I think I remember being shy and reserved until I tried stand up comedy. After bombing a lot, I realized I could get good at this. Eventually, I overcame my fear and mastered something that many others are afraid to do.
There is nothing more exhilarating and powerful than speaking for an engaged and fired up crowd. The energy and passion generated by the audience takes the motivational speech to a new level. As an inspirational speaker, I start to feel every word and anticipate the audience reaction as each content peice unfolds. Knowing that you have altered the perspectives of a group of strangers is an incredible feeling. Knowing that what you have said has persuaded others to see your point of view can flood your body with feel-good endorphins, a feeling that can be very motivational and habit forming!
With all the attention put on social media and digital communication, public speaking is quickly becoming a lost art form. Anyone who dares to take a stand for something and speak in public will make a difference, good or bad.
The motivational speaker for the multi-level marketing franchise event had a powerful speaking presence and was motivated to make money - and he did.