Motivational Speaker: The Art of Non-Conformity
On a daily basis, I meet a lot of good people who have a lot of good things to say and they only have one question for me, “How to be a motivational speaker?”
And I get it, there is no set curriculum to become one. It is just a lot of profound thought and blunt realizations packaged nicely to motivate people.
But the thing is the whole branding of this profession is harder than ever and its actual significance isn’t being noticed by the people. With access to everything on the internet, the value of sitting with your colleagues, synergizing our motivations and growing together as a team hasn’t been realized.
Yet, no matter what is your perspective or position in life, we all enjoy motivational speeches and thoughts because for a second we get the spark that we have cracked the code. That is the whole gist of the profession. People need transparent answers, as clean as a windowpane. But, our job is to make you think that you can attain clarity and find answers, the effort of wiping the mist off of the window, that effort is still required from your side.
Every month I see some of the most inspiring profiles on LinkedIn but some of the most accomplished people can’t get themselves to wipe their windows. It is not a vaccination, which applied once will sustain for life. Anyone can need it at any time at any point in life to jus push through where they think they couldn’t.
We all love motivational stories but with immediate access to them, the people in these stories are viewed as mythical figures and that dilutes the grasp to our reality and our ability to realize that we all can be a motivational story.
Motivation is good—but it is not permanent.
It is not a permanent solution. Our ups and downs in lives are permanent and there are only temporary solutions to it and believe it or not, motivational speakers are one of the best and the most accessible solutions right now.
And you’ll get better as you go along. If you give a talk and forget something, if you say hesitate too much, if you break a public or business protocol, people will get over it. No one takes you as seriously as you do.
It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work on the technicalities. It just means that the message holds more weight than the mode of the presentation. Between passion and execution, passion wins every time.
We “Motivational speakers” try to manufacture that spark of encouragement, and this works every time because all humans are the same. The major take away from a session can be that you should be able to introduce your passion to the world around you instead. The right kind of passion is both infectious and untreatable. I just make motivation, easy.