Speaking engagements allow the audience to learn. The speaker motivates the audience through their experiences (usually the hard ones and how they got out from it) hence, called a motivational speaker.
According to sokanu, a motivational speaker, also known as an inspirational speaker, is someone who delivers speeches with the intention of motivating or inspiring the people in the audience.
One thing that is common to all motivational speakers is that, they hit their audiences more on the mental level. They bring their audience to a whole new perspective or mindset. Motivational speakers tend to give advice that are “proven and tested” in their life.
There are different kinds of motivational speakers depending on their expertise. Like in Personal Development, these speakers give positive outlook in life. They are invited to motivate those emotionally drained people. In the field of Business, these speakers are invited to share essential company strategies. These are by far the top ten business motivational speakers:
“If you want to be an employee, go to school. If you want to be rich, you don’t need school.”
Robert Toru Kiyosaki is best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. He changed millions of people’s mindset about money. He also despise the school system saying that school did not teach the people how to be rich but it taught the road to employment.
According to Rich Dad Coach, he will:
- Build a personalized financial and CASHFLOW plan
- Discover your Mission, Passion and Purpose so you enjoy executing your CASHFLOW plan
- Create an individual strategy to become secure, comfortable, and rich
- Map out where you want to go financially and what you’ll need to do to get there
- Personalize an investment plan to help you into the “B” and “I” quadrants
- Finally set your plan in motion
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
- The Treasury of Quotes (1994)
- The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle (1991)
- Twelve Pillars (2005)
- The Seasons of Life (1981)
- 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas From America’s Foremost Business Philosopher (1985)
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
- Losing My Virginity (1998)
- Screw It, Let’s Do It (2006)
- Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of A Global Entrepreneur (2008)
- Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You At Business School (2012)
“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
- The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers (1998)
- 50 Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders 1965-2014 (2015)
- Thoughts of Chairman Buffett (1998)
- Warren Buffett Has Spoken: The Question, Who Is Listening?(2004)
- Back to School: Question And Answer Sessions With Business Students (2008)
“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”
- MONEY Master the Game (2014)
- Unlimited Power (1986)
- Awaken The Giant Within (1991)
- Unleash the Power Within: Personal Coaching to Transform Your Life (1999)
- Notes from a friend (1995)
“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”
In The Future of Work, which is part of her keynotes as a speaker, she explains why the idea of a “permanent employee” is no longer a realistic prospect, and she encourages her audiences to look to the future.
JOAN KUHL is an international speaker, consultant on career and leadership trends, and author. She is the Founder and President of Why Millennials Matter. Through this, she encourages inviduals expecially the millennials to cultivate confidence and attain their highest potential in their career. Prior to Why Millennials Matter, Joan worked in sales, marketing, organizational effectiveness, and training & development for global healthcare organizations.
“I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.”
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
John Maxwell is an author, coach, and speaker. During 2014, he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. His main advocacy is to train business leaders. His leadership philosophy is: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”
- Developing the Leader Within You (1993)
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (1998)
- The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere In the Organanization (2005)
- The 5 Levels of Leadership (2011)
- The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth (2012)
“Don’t allow yourself to become caustic. You can achieve great things without minimizing others or losing the social graces of empathy, kindness, and respect.”
Brendon Burchard is a motivational author on the use of digital and affiliate marketing to sell “info products” based on whatever expertise his clients have.
- The student leadership guide(2003)
- Life’s Golden Ticket (2007)
- The Millionaire Messenger: Make A Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice (2011)
- The Charge: Activating The 10 Human Drives That Make You Happy (2012)
- The Motivation Manifesto (2014)