Aside from helping other people to improve their skills, a motivational speaker also improves skills in his own field while conducting seminars, talks, and conferences. If you are an aspiring public speaker, then you must know the 3 kinds of speakers.
Three Kinds of Public Speakers
• Company Motivator
This is a kind of motivational speaker that motivates leaders in their duties and responsibilities. The speakers in this kind usually have experience in business and have been consistent members of well-known business organizations.
Company motivators have the confidence in discussing business matters because they understand the flow of the industry. They are knowledgeable about the techniques in overcoming stress and hassles of different careers. Also, they are capable of improving the leadership skills of the owner and head staff.
They inspire other people through their speeches and presentations. Another thing is that they teach employees to decrease the load of their work by working smartly. The most common topics used are about communication skills, leadership, empowerment, faith, trust, and team-building.
• Youth Inspire
Youth inspire caters his motivational speeches to the youth, especially college students. Speakers of this kind are quite young. The speaker will tell about his experiences when he was still an adolescent.
The speaker has the ability to understand the rebellious stage of the youth. He can tell inspiring words to the listeners for enriching their lives. Youth inspires are mostly invited to speak in school events to improve the students’ leadership skills, to overcome peer pressure, to understand racism, to prevent them from using drugs and to manage time wisely.
• General Motivator
This kind of motivational speaker has surpassed many difficulties in his entire life. They have the right to speak and share the lessons they learned to the people. They are the symbol of a strong motivation for they had already been through a lot of hardships, yet they have the guts to enjoy life to the fullest. These speakers often share their experiences. The listeners could get moral lessons from the stories.
Although a lot of speakers seem to be perfect, they still commit mistakes sometimes. Here are some of the most common mistakes a motivational speaker has done.
• Opening the speech with a low impact.
The introduction part is very important. It is a win-or-lose game. If you make great impact with your opening remarks, then you are sure that the audience will continue listening for the rest of your speech. However, the audience might not listen at all if your starting words have low impact. This is because they will assume that it is a waste of time to listen.
• Do not engage their audience.
Nowadays, people are getting easily tired when listening. They need to have an interaction with the speaker so that they will not feel tired. The speakers who fail to engage the audience with his speech frequently lose the attention of their listeners. People would like to participate in a discussion. You need to draw some questions from them so that they will be interested to listen to your answers.
• Dependent on your PowerPoint presentation.
It is tiresome to continuously read what’s on the slides. If the speaker only reads the slides, then he will not grab the attention of the audience. A motivational speaker must be able to captivate the hearts of his listeners.
• Not adjusting the speech to fit in the age of the listeners.
There are different approaches a speaker must do to his listeners depending on their age and interests.
• Stuffing the speech with too many facts.
It is difficult to remember several facts. The ideal points you must have in your speech should be about 3 to 5 only. Be sure not to complicate things. Keep the message simple and easy to understand.