What Makes a Great Inspirational Speaker?

Whether addressing a live audience or delivering a virtual presentation, great motivational keynote speakers possess a unique blend of qualities that set them apart. They combine eloquence with empathy, weave compelling narratives, and ignite enthusiasm within their audience. A powerful virtual speaker transcends the barriers of the digital platform and engages their audience as effectively as if they were in the same room. The power of their message and captivating delivery leaves an indelible impact that inspires listeners to aspire for greatness.


One of the hallmarks of great motivational keynote speakers is authenticity. Genuine speakers connect more deeply with their audience as their passion and honesty shine through their words. This authenticity, this ability to be true to oneself and one's message, can inspire and motivate listeners on a profound level.

Stellar content

Another significant trait of an exceptional speaker is their ability to deliver stellar content. They articulate complex ideas in simple terms, making their message accessible and relatable to all. This talent to captivate with clear and impactful content is what truly resonates with audiences, leaving them inspired and motivated.

Emotional intelligence

Motivational speakers exhibit high emotional intelligence. They read and interpret the emotional state of their audience, adjusting their delivery to maximize impact. Mastery of this trait allows them to connect on a deeper level, eliciting strong emotional responses that drive motivation and inspiration.


The ability to incorporate humor into their speeches is another key characteristic of a successful motivational speaker and virtual speaker. A well-timed joke or a humorous anecdote can add levity, engage listeners, and make the overall message more memorable. This element of humor humanizes the speaker, making them more relatable, and aids in the effective communication and retention of their message.

If you are seeking to inspire and motivate your team, look no further than Jody Urquhart. With her unique blend of humor, authenticity, and emotional intelligence, she will not only engage your audience but also leave a lasting impact. Do not miss out on this transformative experience. Book Jody Urquhart for your next event.

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