3 Speaking Styles of a Motivational Speaker

motivational speakerThere are some amazing keynote speakers with a compelling message. I think a really good professional speaker has a refined speaking style. Below are some of those styles to help you decide which would work best for your conference experience.

Three Speaking Styles of Keynote Speakers:

1) Funny, Humorous Motivational Speaker. This speakers style engages a convention audience with humor and laughter. It is a great way to open or close a conference.

Stressed out people will appreciate laughing because it instantly compels people to take themselves lightly. When stress surrounds us we tend to take it personally and lose all perspective. Laughter creates distance from stress and balances our perspective.

As they say, people who play together stay together, create rapport with conference delegates by ensuring you have some levity built into the agenda.

As a former stand up comedian, I am considered a Humorous Motivational Speaker and one of my other favorite female motivational speakers is Linda Edgecombe or Amanda Gore.

2) Content Rich Speaker. This style of presentation is usually designed to deliver the maximum amount of information relevant to the audience. Your convention would benefit from this style of professional speaker if there is a timely message you need to get across.

The Content Rich Keynote Speaker usually has a PowerPoint Presentation. Given the potential density of information it helps the audience visualize the information and helps the speaker stay organized. The types of content you may highlight could evolve around industry change, specific skills, politics, marketing skills and more.

Some examples of content rich keynote speakers are technology or social media professional speakers like Susan Sweeney or Jim Carroll.

3) Story -Teller- Some inspirational keynote speakers get their calling from delivering their story. You can find professional speakers who have climbed mountains, survived cancer or were born with a disability they turn into an advantage on the platform. Their story becomes an inspiration for others. The best inspirational keynote speakers will turn their story into learning  for the audience.

If the audience can relate to the speaker and their message resonates to a diverse group, this message will inspire.

Some good story- tellers are Alvin Law or Warren MacDonald

Of course a motivational speaker can be a combination of several of these styles, however a really compelling speaker usually focuses on one or two. 

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