A motivational speaker is a person who inspires a certain audience through speeches. This type of public speaker usually encourages people to be strong in facing the challenges they experience. A keynote speaker also motivates people to become good individuals.
Being a motivational speaker has numerous benefits, and here are some of them:
1.Ability to help people
The good thing about being as a speaker is that, you will not just have a job. You will also be able to help people in achieving their goals. Remember, this type of job is not just about writing speeches and making presentations, it’s also about giving hope and joy to those people who failed and got depressed. If you’re the type who loves giving advice, you’ll definitely like this job.
2.Your voice will be heard
Another benefit of being a speaker is that, people will be able to hear your voice. If you’re fighting for something (e.g. Women’s rights) and you discuss that to the public through the form of speech, people worldwide will begin to notice you. That way, you will also be the voice of the voiceless. The good thing about being a public speaker is that, you’ll be able to say the things you want to say.
3.Personal creativity can be enhanced
Believe it or not, your personal creativity can also be enhanced in this type of job. If some people tend to get bored hearing keynote speakers in some events, you can do something to make them more engaged. You can use your creativity in writing jokes or in making interesting videos or props for your speeches.
4.You will gain connections
Another good thing of being a motivational speaker is that, you’ll be able to gain connections. Since public speakers are usually invited to speak in certain events, they have the chance to meet new people. These people can help a new speaker become well-known. Like the audience which leads a lot from a speaker, the speaker himself can also learn from the people he meets.
5.Special gifts can be received
A public speaker can also receive some presents from the people he encounters. If a certain organization believed that you showed excellence in doing your job, there’s a possibility that they might give you a special award. It could be a medal or plaque that suggests that you’re an effective speaker.
6.Travelling around the world is possible
If you will work as a motivational speaker, there’s a big chance that you will be able to travel around the world. Speakers are normally invited to participate in certain events. Some events are held in other countries. If an organization from another country liked your performance, they can invite you to deliver a speech. The good thing about travelling in different places is that, you’ll be able to learn something about cultures. You can apply what you have learned on your audience.
7.You get to earn money
Some speakers are not really after the money. They are just delivering speeches to motivate and help people, but the good thing about this job is that you get to earn some money that you can use to help your family or other people. If your audience likes you a lot, they will surely buy the items (e.g. books) that feature your words.
You don’t need to be the holder of a certain degree to become a good motivational speaker. It’s not even necessary to attend all kinds of speaking seminars. As long as you can convince people to change for the better, you can be the kind of speaker the audience needs.
Influence expert Garrison Wynn is a motivational speaker known for his entertaining, customized and research driven programs.