A single but powerful quotation can change someone’s life. A motivational speaker can help lots of people with his words. He shows new ways to the audience for tackling the difficulties of their life. If you have good ideas and passion to inspire someone then go for it. You will require certain things that make you a dynamic speaker.
Find your niche
To become a motivational speaker; find your niche. Find a place for yourself. Every human has a unique way of thinking. You have to find a unique way which can help to win against the problems. Try to understand the problem and then start searching for different ways to tackle it.
Be a keen watcher and listener
If you want to become a public speaker, you have to be a good watcher. Go to talk shows and watch the speakers while delivering the speech. There are lots of shows available on YouTube or other platforms. You should check the shows and observe them. You can also check the podcasts of motivational speakers. Keep yourself updated about new launches. It helps to grasp more about the issues and solutions. Listen to the audience’s queries patiently. Try to understand the problem and think about the potential solutions. Now listen to the speaker and observe how he is looking into the query and telling the solutions. You and the speaker’s solutions may have different thoughts. Try to find a unique offering for every problem.
Jot down everything
Whenever you think about a situation and find a good solution, jot it down. As a speaker, you also have to be a good writer. Jotting down your ideas and quotes can help to improve your understanding. When you don’t write the idea, you will forget it within days or months. But when you write something, you read it again. It helps to rethink whether it is the only solution or there is a better way for tackling situations.
Read more books
Books provide answers to every question. Make a good reading habit. Every writer has a different way of thinking. Try to find more ideas in every situation. There are lots of books written by speakers and philosophers. Try to read in one direction. Either you can start from an old philosophy to the new one or vice versa. Reading old to new is more beneficial as you can find new solutions to the same problem. Learn how a single problem can change according to the situation. Put yourself in other’s shoes and think better. Also, try to compare the thoughts of two or more writers about how their writings are great and what makes them different from others.
Find your trait
Reading and writing help to understand a lot. But you are not the follower but the speaker. Now it’s your time to think out of the box. It’s good to take help from books and other speakers to brush your skills but it’s your job to find yourself. Treasure the traits that can make you an uncommon and better speaker.
How to become a motivational speaker?
Once you find your trait, now it’s time to face the people. It sounds easy but all the eyes watching only you can make you shiver. Dealing with the crowd is not simple at all. To become one of the top motivational speakers then start from the basics. When you stand in front of a crowd, not only your words but the body and eyes must look confident. You can’t become a great speaker overnight. You may have to face the crowd but mastering speaking requires real hard work. In school or university, delivering a speech is one-way communication. You prepare the speech and deliver it. But as a speaker, you have to interact with the audience.
Check for public speaking classes
Your class can help to build your public speaking skills. In your college, participate in extempore, musicals, and festivals. It helps to improve your body language. Many universities also have groups and clubs. Join the public speaking group where you can learn how others are delivering the speech or handling the situation. Try to use the microphone as it helps to provide an ambience of the proper stage and audience. If you don’t have a mic, then with the pen.
Be the audience
Before walking onto the stage, you should watch lots of shows. Reading or watching videos helps a lot. But the real stage is different. Go to the talk shows, gig shows, musicals and experience the atmosphere. Analyze the audience about when they are interacting with the speaker. If the audience is losing interest then how the speaker is handling the situation.
Fake it until you make it
You have to practice a lot. Walk to the stage like you are the boss. Try to host the parties or get together. Talk in front of your family or known people. Ask them to raise the queries. After the session, ask for feedback. There are various queries that may get you into an uncomfortable situation. Before speaking, cool down your mind and then open your mouth. Try to take long sessions as speaking 5-10 minutes on the stage is easy. But as a motivational speaker, you have to take long sessions.
Mark your presence
You can only get the audience when you are socially present. Marketing is essential in every field. Make your professional account on every social networking site like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. People are more into quotations. Write something and share it on the SNS. It helps to get more potential followers which can turn into your audience. You can also start a podcast as there are many people who listen to podcasts daily.
Reach to the stages
Once you prepare all things, now it’s time to walk onto the stage. Go to the organizations, NGOs, etc where you can find a good audience. Start from the local audience where you feel comfortable on the stage. Once you master motivational speaking, now the big stage is all yours!