Motivational speakers are hired to energize, educate and entertain audiences at corporate, association and other educational events.
They generally open a conference, presenting the keynote speech or speak at the closing general session. In either case, a motivational speaker will usually deliver a humorous, emotionally compelling (and often provocative) message. Some speakers work with their clients to prepare highly customized motivational speeches.
There are no formal qualifications to become a motivational speaker. Training in the basics of speaking can be obtained by joining