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Pitfalls with the Motivational Speaker demo Video

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 03:53 PM

Hiring a motivational speaker? Watch their Video
 
The most important tool to assess a keynote speaker for your event is hands- down their speaker demo video.
 
To evaluate a motivational speaker, you need to see them in action. Unless you can see them live, the best way to do that is through their video.
 
A demo video should show you a speakers style so you can assess whether they will be a good fit for your group. A great video should excite you and make you think; this is the kind of speaker our group needs to hear. This is the kind of speaker who will elevate our audience to the next level.
 
Unfortunately, many speakers video reels show fancy graphics, testimonials, and even media interviews with very little footage of the speaker in front of an audience. If you or your committee are assessing motivational speaker videos, insist they show at least a few minutes of them speaking in front of an audience. I have met many meeting planners who are disappointed because their video did not accurately represent the speaker they hired.
 
A great keynote is as much about speech content as it is the experience the speaker creates with your audience. What type of experience do you want to create, and will this speaker fit the bill? Do you want your audience to laugh together, feel inspired, hear a memorable, impactful story, hear from a celebrity, or hear specific industry content?

Most meeting planners ask for a motivational speaker video before hiring a professional speaker.

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The Motivational Speech Objective

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

In any interaction, people need to know what you want. Most conversation involves some kind of objective - there are very few neutral interactions - and the thrust of the interaction is typically understood by those involved, even though it is not stated.

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3 Speaking Styles of a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 09, 2011 @ 03:15 PM

There are some amazing motivational 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.

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How do you become a Motivational Speaker?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 @ 08:35 PM

The question I get alot is how do you become a Motivational speaker? The best answer is you just do it. Speak alot, everywhere they will listen, even if you are speaking for free ( however if someone wants to pay you, take their money). Once you get good at it ( 500 plus presentations later) usually people will ask you if you do this for other events,or for a living, and it builds from here.

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