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Motivational Speakers Beware

by Oct 21, 2008How To Become A Motivational Speaker2 comments

Avoid the voodoo advice out there.

Just like in any field, there are many ways to succeed in the speaking business. As a result, you are bound to hear many conflicting pieces of advice from different people out there.

Be very careful.

Listen, if you keep going around taking advice from everyone, you’ll be confused. Do you know why? It’s because what works for one person may not work for you depending on where you are on your journey.

Like the saying goes, a confused mind doesn’t buy anything. In this case, a confused mind will hesitate and take very little action.

Whose Advice Should You Take?
As a rule of thumb, here’s what you need to keep in mind when you are seeking advice:

Seek Out Someone You Can Relate To.

Make sure you can relate in some way to the person whose advice you are taking. You see, most people often forget what it is to start from scratch. They are out of touch with reality.

They forget what it is to be in debt, struggling to pay a mortgage, taking care of kids on a limited budget, or having a family to feed while trying to launch a speaking career.

2 Comments

  1. Georgina Kalivoda

    I would like to know exactly how I would start to train to become a professional worldwide public speaker. I am especially interested in motivating and speaking to young adult listeners. God bless you, Georgina.

    Reply
    • Rene Godefroy

      Georgina,

      I am not sure what country you live in. My first recommendation is always Toastmasters, International if you are getting started.

      Find out if there’s one in your area and join as soon as possible. I know a lot of advanced speakers who are still members of Toastmasters.

      Reply

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