It is said that nothing good comes out easy. Indeed, it takes hard work to be a good motivational speaker. Motivational speakers start off as normal people. People who eat, sleep and breathe just like you. What sets apart these speakers? What makes them unique? How did they become who they are?
Motivational speakers are set apart from the rest of the population because they, themselves, are motivated people. These speakers know what is important to them and they tell other people about it. It takes authentic caring for people to talk really good about something. It takes courage for them to speak their heart’s desires. It takes a lot of determination for them to be great. Such speakers intensely feel and know that what they talk about helps other people. That is what sets them apart, they have this insatiable need to impart their motivation to others. They have this need to share their knowledge to other people.
Motivational speakers are set apart from the rest of the population because they, themselves, are passionate learners
They have a great passion for learning. Speakers know that to be able to impart knowledge, they need to be always learning. They know that by learning more and more, they become better. Even though they are already experts at what they talk about, they still have an open mindset to learn. They learn as much as possible to be the best and be at the top of things always. Speakers are always open to learn because they know that the greatest teachers are also the greatest students.
Motivational speakers are set apart from the rest of the population because they, themselves, can make rocks into diamonds. No, these aren’t about miracles. This is about hard work and appreciation. Speakers know how to appreciate the small things. When they see people, they know that those people all have potentials to be great like them which is why they try to motivate them. When one goes to a river, it is easy to find rocks. However, it is hard to be able to sell these rocks. For these speakers, it is easy. How? They turn rocks into diamonds. They see the best things about it and they tell others about it. It is not an easy job. It takes a lot of hard work to be always seeing the best in people. It takes a motivated person to always look at what a person is best at. It takes a motivated person to motivate people to be the best versions of themselves.
Speakers are set apart from the rest of the population because they, themselves, know their worth
Knowing one’s worth makes it easier to advertise one’s self. These speakers are people who find their niche in spite of fierce competition. They know what they are good at and they start from there. They tell people about themselves. They present themselves in the way they want to be remembered. They take advantage of the free and modern stuff like social media to let people know that someone great like them exists. Speakers may receive a lot of snide comments but that doesn’t stop them. They keep themselves motivated.They know that their message deserves to be known to as many people as possible.
These speakers are set apart from the rest of the population because they, themselves, know what it takes to be one. Speakers know that people don’t just wake up as great speakers. They know that it is a journey. They know what to bring in that journey. One has to bring clarity, purpose and connection on the road to becoming a great motivational speaker. At the start of the journey, one has to bring clarity on their motivations. Along the journey, purpose helps in keeping one at the right track. Purpose gives speakers the sense that their message deserves to be propagated. Connection is something essential on the journey to becoming a great motivational speaker but a lot of people do not bring it. They look at themselves so much that they forget to connect. They do not know who they are talking to which makes their message unclear to the audience. When a person knows how to connect to different target audiences, they make their messages relevant and specific to them.
Motivational speakers are set apart from the rest of the population because they, themselves, “begin with the end in mind”. According to Stephen Covey, a famous American author, one must begin with the end in mind. It is important for a person to see one’s self as a great motivational speaker to actually be one. One has to acknowledge all the steps in become a great motivational speaker. When a person has the end in mind, that person has a clearer view of what he needs to do to achieve that end.