Welcome to my first blog post!
You can make motivational speaking your profession today. Unlike other careers, you don’t need to have gone through the strenuous and over-demanding education system to qualify as one. Hence, this means anyone can be a motivational speaker; how interesting and fair?
Moreover, if you are out there seeking to build your credibility, there is no better way to do that than to delve into motivational speaking. It requires very little of you; just to master the art of courage, shed those shreds of fear, and you are all set.
Your career can be that easy, only if you are willing to test these new waters today. So, what exactly does it take for one to be a good motivational speaker and how does one learn motivational speaking?
The most apparent setback to motivational speaking is stage fright. Yes, fear! Mastering the bravery to stand in front of a crowd is quite a scare for many. As a result, this extreme fear interferes with normal functioning of your brain leading to forgetting the content you are to present.
Worse off, others panic contemplating the turn out of the audience and end up mincing their words on stage. Fortunately, the fear and panic can be easily alleviated.
The ultimate secrets of motivational speaking revolve around starting small. We all start somewhere, grow and develop over time. So can you in motivational speaking. There is significantly less pressure on you when speaking to a small group compared to a swelled-up crowd on social media.
With time, you are bound to work your way up to bigger events. Furthermore, you can start on volunteer speaking where you do not necessarily expect payment; just do it anywhere and everywhere as it sets the platform for you for future events.
Becoming a prolific motivational speaker is a process. For starters, you need to have the know-how on how to promote your events. This involves finding the people who resonate with what you have to say, first from your backyard and then grow it.
Motivational speeches that directly relate to your immediate audience work perfectly as they can learn from them. Besides, the outcome is even better if you can incorporate a few jokes effortlessly.
At this juncture, your confidence is built, and people commend you for a job well done for you have grasped how to speak and motivate others. This is where you source testimonials from them that will go a long way to bolster your quest in professional motivational speaking.
With that done, you can jump ship into providing free motivational speeches and workshops. Just within your means, make sure you offer free speeches in your area of specialty. Bear in mind that this far, you are yet to hold a not even one paying talk.
Professionals have it that before the maiden paying motivational talk, you need to have given at least 300 free talks or at least Youtube videos. This will build not only your confidence but also your proficiency in your area of expertise.
Motivational speaking is based on unique philosophies of life. Therefore, to be an excellent motivational speaker, you must be ready and willing to share these distinct life stories in order for others to relate and have a positive impact on their lives.