13 Apr 2019

 

The modern world is a rather difficult place to live in because it is full of obstacles. As humans, we face physical, mental and (most recently) technological obstacles which act as barriers to our progress. For some, these barriers are unbearable, and can cause undue amounts of stress and anxiety to build up. Some people are, so it seems, in dire need of help from inspirational and motivational speakers who can help them overcome their problems. Inspirational and motivational speakers inspire us to notice the good things in life. Moreover, inspirational and motivational speakers challenge us to change, so that we can notice the good things in life. Essentially, inspirational and motivational speakers enable us to better our lives, in order to enjoy everything that the world has to offer. One speaker who has inspired me is Gary Vaynerchuk. Let us explore his work, in order to see why he is considered as one of the best inspirational and motivational speakers of the modern era.

 

Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the best motivational speakers because he inspires us to work as hard as we can. He is a living embodiment of his message as he is known for producing a ton of content. He regularly posts on his Youtube channel, Instagram account and Facebook page – by posting so much, he is able to raise awareness of his brand through the means of social media. We see, therefore, that Gary is able to market himself through the means of social media, thereby meaning that he is able to grow his business. As a speaker, Gary highlights the importance of using social media as a tool, and he is an example of how successful you could be, if you use social media properly. Due to his straight forward message, Gary is able to inspire millions of people, therefore making him one of the greatest inspirational speakers.

 

Moreover, Gary’s in-depth knowledge of the world of marketing makes him an exceptional speaker to listen to. He is able to entertain audiences on a wide variety of topics. For example, a recent blog post of his explores the best ways to network on Instagram direct message (known to most as the DMs). The knowledge that he shares, allows businesses and individuals to improve their ability to network, therefore meaning that they can succeed. We see, therefore, how Gary’s in-depth knowledge can allow him to inspire people to network and grow. As inspirational and motivational speakers go, he is exemplary due to his vast knowledge.

 

In summary, I hope you see why Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the leading speakers on marketing and networking. His straightforward method, and in-depth knowledge, couple together to make him an awe-inspiring figure. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole, or inspirational and motivational speakers, please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

 

13 Apr 2019

 

As a species, we are aware of what it takes to be good at something. For example, we are aware of what it takes to be a good student. One must be organized, prepared to revise, ready to do homework and so on and so forth. Similarly, we are aware of what it means to be a good sportsman: one must be physically fit, willing to train, dedicated, hungry to win and so on and so forth. However, I am not particularly interested in what it means to be a good student or sportsman. Rather, I am interested in the following question: what does it mean to be a good inspirational keynote speaker? Inspirational keynote speakers are interesting individuals, who have very tricky jobs. Also, there are lots of people who desire to be inspirational keynote speakers. Hence, let us explore the common traits of inspirational keynote speakers so that you can thrive and become a better inspirational keynote speaker.

 

First and foremost, inspirational keynote speakers must be organised. This involves working ahead of schedule so that you are prepared to talk when the day comes. One way of making sure that you are organised, is by having a planner. Most inspirational keynote speakers will have a diary or planner which they use to create a timetable for themselves. This prevents them from over-working, and also means that they are aware of when their services are required. Now, this can be done on your phone; however, most people prefer using a physical planner. Either way, to be one of the best inspirational keynote speakers, you must plan and schedule effectively so that you don’t underperform on your big day.

 

Secondly, inspirational keynote speakers must practice. Now, this could mean looking at yourself in the mirror and simply speaking your stuff. This method is useful in the early stages, because it allows you to perform in an unpressurised environment. However, some people prefer starting off by talking to small groups of friends or family. By using this method, you needn’t worry about being judged, and you will be able to ensure that you can maintain someone’s attention for a long period of time. Personally, I prefer talking to small groups, merely due to the added pressure of an audience. It is similar to what you will get on your big day, so you may as well get used to it as soon as you can.

 

Thirdly, inspirational keynote speakers love what they do. They have a genuine passion for helping others, therefore meaning that they are willing to go above and beyond. For example, they are willing to delve into industries which have hitherto been unexplored. They may also be able to create methods which have not yet been heard of. The key thing is that they are so passionate for their craft, and they use this passion to propel themselves to new levels. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole and inspirational keynote speakers, please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

 

11 Apr 2019

I think it is fair to say that in the modern world, the youth are unique. In comparison to previous generations, their actions and desires are completely different. Now, this is in part due to the development of technology and social media, which has led to an increase in demand for new gadgets and devices among younger people. The youth seem to follow their favourite social media stars by aiming to dress or act like them. They also seem to be heavily influenced by influencer-led marketing schemes which are all over social media. In essence, the youth are different due to the fact that they have immersed themselves into a world of technology, whereby they follow all the latest trends which pop up on Twitter or Instagram, for example. It is, therefore, hard to inspire a member of the younger generations, because not everyone is aware of his or her interests. Moreover, since he or she is so young, his or her interests are likely to change quite frequently. This is particularly difficult for motivational speakers to deal with, especially when they put on seminars for today’s youth. Hence, let us explore a few of the things that the youth may want to hear from motivational speakers at seminars.

 

The first things that the youth want to hear from motivational speakers at seminars is that they can succeed online. Lots of older people condemn people who try to make a living online, because they do not think that it is proper work, or they think that it is not a sustainable career. However, this hasn’t been the case, and it needn’t be the case for anyone growing up. All you need to do is look at the likes of KSI or Alfie Deyes, both of whom are successful online influencers, and notice that they have been able to create a career out of making videos. It is essential, therefore, for motivational speakers to highlight that it is possible to be successful online. They ought to put on seminars explaining how one could succeed online, so that more young people can be inspired.

 

The second thing that young people may want to hear at motivational seminars is that they are good enough to succeed. Lots of young people suffer with mental health issues, particularly due to the pressure that they feel to fit in. This is, in large, created on social media platforms. It is vital, therefore, for motivational speakers to tell the younger generations that they have the potential for success. They ought to provide seminars which highlight the ways in which young people can thrive, in order to boost confidence levels.

 

In essence, motivational speakers should tailor their seminars so that they fit the aims of the younger generations. By doing so, they will be able to attract larger audiences, who are willing to listen to their messages. Motivational speakers should put on seminars which deal with online platforms and mental health issues because these two things are prevalent in most people’s lives. Motivational speakers are responsible for providing inspiring seminars, so it is a good idea to tackle issues which young people are genuinely affected by. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole, motivational speaking seminars or motivational speakers please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

11 Apr 2019

 

The world is full of people wishing for, and thinking about, ideal situations or things that they want. The concept of an ideal being, or good, for example, has existed for a long time. The concept of ideals can be linked all the way back to Plato’s Realm of The Forms in which the most perfect ideas or objects exist. The Realm of The Forms is, essentially, a perfect version of our imperfect world – it contains the same objects and ideas; however, they are merely found in their purest and most ideal form. With this in mind, what would the ideal motivational speaker look like in Plato’s perfect realm? More importantly, what characteristics would the ideal motivational speaker possess? If we can build an image of the ideal motivational speaker, we may be able to improve our own ability as speakers by harnessing some of the skills that we label as ideal. Hence, let us explore some of the qualities that the ideal motivational speaker may possess, and how we may be able to harness these skills.

 

The first thing that the ideal motivational speaker would possess is confidence. This confidence can come in two forms: firstly, the ideal motivational speaker is likely to be confident in his own ability to talk. This will be evident due to a stage presence, or particular aura, which arises as he begins to open his mouth. The second form of confidence is less noticeable; however, it is just as important. This is confidence in one’s own message. Confidence in one’s own message is vital, should one wish to effectively spread one’s message. How can an audience accept your message, if they don’t think you are confident about it? The answer is that they can’t. Therefore, it is vital to be confident in the message that you are spreading.

 

The second thing that the ideal motivational speaker would be is well-informed. By this, I mean that he will have done lots of research into his chosen topic, which will allow him to have adequate examples or case studies. These studies will allow the audience to see his or her message in a real situation; therefore, meaning that they are more likely to accept it. Moreover, the speaker ought to be aware of the needs and desires of the audience or local community. By doing so, he or she will be able to tailor the talk so that it is fully relevant.

 

Thirdly, the ideal motivational speaker would, in my opinion, be funny. By adding humour to a speech, you are more likely to get the audience on board. Therefore, they are going to be more active and receptive. This is helpful because it means that they will absorb and utilize your information. Humour is also helpful, because it allows you to deal with dark or uncomfortable themes in a less harrowing manner.

 

So there we have it. I have highlighted three key characteristics of the ideal motivational speaker. Of course, since we are not perfect, we won’t be able to harness all of them. However, we should try our best to implement them as much as we can. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

 

01 Apr 2019

In my opinion, travelling the world is one of the hardest things to do. Some of you may think that sounds crazy, but let me explain. When travelling, you often spend time away from your family and close friends meaning that you miss out on quality time together. That is the primary issue. The second issue is that you are always on the move, meaning that it is difficult to settle in and enjoy the place that you are visiting. It is, therefore, not an easy thing. That is why I would say it is difficult to be an international motivational speaker. However, there are more reasons that international motivational speakers may struggle. Hence, I would like to explore what it takes to succeed as an international motivational speaker.

 

The first thing that an international motivational speaker must do is be an experienced traveller. If you wish to be an international motivational speaker, but lack the experience of moving from one place to another, you may find it quite difficult. The reason for this is that it can often be quite overwhelming for some people because they are used to just remaining in one place. Also, by moving all over the globe, you struggle to spend quality time with people, because you don’t see them for long enough. Therefore, I would recommend travelling with a group of people to each of your talks. By doing so, you will be able to spend quality time with some people that you like, and will avoid the feeling of loneliness.

 

Secondly, in order to be an international motivational speaker, you must be aware of what is going on around the world. This is important because it will allow you to customize your talks and have varied content, which you can use in different countries. This is vital, because some content may not be relevant in certain countries due to their differing social backgrounds and customs. I recommend doing lots of research prior to traveling, so that you do not get caught out when you enter these different countries.

 

Finally, I think that an international motivational speaker must be courageous. They must have the courage to travel to foreign places, and speak to people that they do not know. This is one of the essential qualities of any motivational speaker, but it is all the more important for an international motivational speaker who is constantly in foreign environments. Courage is something which you can develop overtime, so do not be afraid to take risks. By putting yourself out of your comfort zone, you are able to build up your bravery. This will make your job as an international motivational speaker a lot easier. To get in touch or for more information on international motivational speakers, and Bianca Miller-Cole, please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

31 Mar 2019

For centuries, women have had their voices suppressed by the dominant forces of our patriarchal society. Only recently, have people begun to treat women fairly and with equality, thereby allowing them to flourish and speak out on issues which they believe to be important. As many women still suffer at the hands of patriarchy, I think it is important to raise awareness of those women who have inspired people and spoken out to help others. By doing so, I hope that we can inspire other women to speak out about what they believe in. Let us, therefore, explore the work of the top 3 female keynote speakers. These female keynote speakers have been inspirational to many people around the world, and are world experts in their fields. Their views are unique and inspiring, therefore meaning that they are listed among the top female keynote speakers.

 

The first of the three female keynote speakers is Alex Polizzi – the woman who is known for hosting the show “The Hotel Inspector”. As a speaker, Alex is renowned for her confident style which enables her to persuade audiences to listen to her message. Moreover, her evident success makes her a living embodiment of her own model for success. Alex is well known for helping small or unsuccessful businesses to grow and become successful. Her appetite for success and desire for perfection is what makes here one of the best female keynote speakers.

 

Belinda Parmar is the second person on the list of the top 3 female keynote speakers. Belinda is CEO of The Empathy Business and author of Little Miss Geek. The reason that Belinda is labelled as one of the best female keynote speakers is because she shows the importance of empathy as a key to business success. According to Belinda, “Those companies at the top of The Empathy Business Global Index have been shown to increase in value more than twice as much as the bottom ten.” Her emphasis on empathy makes her inspirational to people all over the globe.

 

Finally, Deborah Meaden is one of the world’s best female keynote speakers who delivers successful talks on leadership, change and entrepreneurship. Deborah started at a very young age and is, therefore, a role model for anyone seeking to enter the business world. She speaks passionately, and with great knowledge, on a great range of topics. Her passion towards helping others, and her extensive knowledge, makes her an exceptional speaker.

 

I have here appreciated the work of a few of the best female keynote speakers, but that isn’t to say that there are not more great female speakers out there. To get in touch or for more information on female keynote speakers and Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

 

31 Mar 2019

Ordinarily, we do not view keynote speakers as being inspirational speakers from whom we can learn a great deal. We simply view them as figures who speak about certain services, goods, or business concepts. Sound about right? Even if it does sound right, I think that it is wrong, and that it needs to change. We need to start noticing that there are great keynote speakers in the world around us, and that we can learn a whole range of skills from them. Just as we can learn things from motivational speakers, so we can learn things from the great keynote speakers. In order to learn from great keynote speakers, however, we need to do some research. I suggest a simple Google search, because this will allow you to find a whole host of great keynote speakers who you may be able to relate to. Of course, not everyone has time for this, so I thought I would highlight a great keynote speaker who I have learnt from, and who has inspired me.

 

The keynote speaker who I have learnt a great deal from is Aaron Balick. Aaron is most commonly known as a psychotherapist who takes his knowledge from the world of academia, and applies it to modern society. This is the first reason that he has inspired me; he has been able to apply his academic knowledge to real-life scenarios which makes it meaningful and helpful. The second reason that Aaron Balick has inspired me is because of the work he has done regarding the importance of mental health. Aaron has done much research on the way in which contemporary culture can, and is, affecting the mental wellbeing of adults and children. For me, raising awareness about mental wellbeing is essential, therefore, I am truly inspired by what Aaron has done. His ability to use his psychological knowledge, in order to better the lives of others, is exemplary. As a speaker, he is able to enhance his audience’s knowledge of psychology and the ways in which our psyches are affected by social media, content and regular life.

 

For me, keynote speaking is not an easy task because you are often talking about topics with which you are not always familiar. Moreover, keynote speaking requires one to be concise and clear, because you do not always have a great deal of time. It is essential, therefore, to learn from the great keynote speakers so that you too may become a great. I hope you have learnt a few things from Aaron Balick; in particular, I think his emphasis on mental wellbeing is something which we can all take away. To get in touch or for more information on great keynote speakers and Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

29 Mar 2019

 

I think it would be fair to say that as a species, we are well and truly attracted to things which are funny. For example, as children, we take pleasure in watching cartoons and animated films because they make us laugh, and because we find them humorous. As we get older, we enjoy watching sketches by comedians, or comical TV shows, so that we can get our desired dosage of humour. There are not many people out there who do not enjoy humour, and it is quite evident that the vast majority of people enjoy things a lot more, if they find them funny. The question arises: should motivational speakers be funny? On first glance, the answer seems obvious: Yes! One would say yes, because humour allows for relaxation and enjoyment, therefore meaning that one would enjoy the talk much more. On the other hand, however, it is difficult for some motivational speakers to be funny when they are dealing with difficult topics. It is, so it seems, not quite as straightforward as we first imagined. Hence, let us explore whether we should have funny motivational speakers.

 

A potential benefit of having a funny motivational speaker is that he or she will allow the audience to relax. By starting with a hilarious anecdote, or a quick fire round of jokes, a motivational speaker will allow their audience to relax, thus meaning that their mind will be able to relax. This should cause them to be fully focused on what the speaker is saying to them. Motivational speakers need the full attention of the audience, so that they can effectively transmit their message or advice. If an audience is relaxed, they are far more likely to pay attention to the message that the speaker is giving, hence meaning that they are far more likely to take the advice on board. One may argue, however, that the serious message may be lost among the small bits of humour which are permeating the atmosphere. Moreover, once the audience has been amused, they may find it hard to concentrate on what the motivational speakers are saying to them. In summary, even though funny motivational speakers can get their audiences to relax, they may lose their concentration, or cause them to not fully accept their message.

 

Funny motivational speakers are unique because they are able to make some very harrowing topics much easier to digest. Through their entertaining methods, they are able to slowly transmit messages about some difficult topics without causing distress or anxiety for audience members. This is a potential benefit of having funny motivational speakers, as opposed to having a regular motivational speaker. A funny motivational speaker will deliver his message in a calming manner, whereas a regular motivational speaker may cause his or her audience to panic and worry.

 

In conclusion, funny motivational speakers have good qualities. They can, for example, get an audience to relax and accept their message. They can also talk about difficult issues, whilst not making them seem overly difficult. It is for these reasons that I would say that we should have funny motivational speakers.To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

 

29 Mar 2019

Business motivational speakers have a tricky task on their hands, since they are responsible for motivating and inspiring businesses to achieve their maximum potential. At first glance, this may not seem to be overly difficult; however, once one realises the finer details of the job, one notices just how much business motivational speakers must do. A business can be compared to an intricate puzzle – let us imagine it has 10,000 pieces – which must be fully assembled, in order for it function adequately. If it is not correctly built, the business will be lacking and, as a consequence, it will be inefficient and unable to achieve its maximum potential. The business motivational speakers, therefore, act as if they are the puzzle makers; they must accurately build the puzzle so that no pieces are out of place. In fact, even the analogy of a 10,000 piece puzzle makes the task seem easy! In my opinion, it is essential for business motivational speakers to have their own philosophy which enables them to enhance a business, such that it thrives in its given industry. Let us explore some of the features of a top business philosophy.

 

The first, and most important, thing that any business motivational speaker should promote is clarity. By clarity, I mean that business motivational speakers should attempt to help businesses create a clear, rational and balanced plan which will allow them to avoid mistakes. The key word to notice here is rational, since rationality is what allows for mental clarity. This was identified by Plato who likened the mind to a chariot. His allegory of the chariot suggested that the mind was tripartite and that the rational part of the mind controlled the mind’s desires and emotions, thereby allowing for clarity and balance. In the same sense, it is important for businesses to be rational so that they can attain similar levels of clarity which should, in turn, allow them to understand what they are aiming to achieve.

 

Secondly, business motivational speakers should emphasise the fact that businesses have freedom to innovate, create and do as they please. By doing so, they are able to create new ideas which have hitherto been unexplored. This would set them apart from competitors; therefore, meaning that they can be the leading company within their industry. This idea of freedom was encapsulated by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre who suggested that we have freedom to shape our character. This suggests that we are born from the subjective and, therefore, have the ability to move ourselves in whatever direction we want. We are, however, entirely responsible for our character (since we have this radical freedom), so it must be used wisely. The same can apply to a business, since they must be innovative – and use their freedom – in order to stay ahead, but they must also be careful to avoid problems.

 

These are just two things that business motivational speakers may promote to their clients. There are, of course, many other attributes that business motivational speakers may talk about, but these two stand out to me as they allow for individuality, and effective production. To get in touch, or for more information on business motivational speakers and Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

29 Mar 2019

 

Good after dinner speakers are different from normal speakers. You might think it is hard enough to speak to an audience at a conference, but try to speak to hundreds of people who have just had a nice meal, with a few glasses of wine and are eager to go home because it is late in the evening. A good after dinner speaker has to seek the attention of well-fed, tired audience members. It is easy to say but difficult to do.

 

A common feature of good after dinner speakers is humour. After dinner speaking is different from normal speaking in a conference or business meeting. The audience usually don’t want to listen to a serious speech during their meal. Thus, it is crucial for a good after dinner speaker to lighten the mood, perhaps by adding some jokes or funny stories into the speech. A funny after dinner speech will lighten the mood and create a more amicable atmosphere for whatever happens after the dinner.

 

Another common feature of good after dinner speakers is charisma. First impressions are always important and they are crucial in the field of after dinner speaking. It is important for the after dinner speaker to charm the audience at the beginning, otherwise the audience will quickly lose interests and focus and maybe even start chatting among themselves. Good after speakers always bare in mind that people are more likely to lose focus and concentration at dinners, because people are sitting close to each other in small groups, instead of the conventional seating arrangement for conferences or meetings. A charismatic speaker will have an easier time keeping the audience engaged.

 

Good after dinner speakers will have very good speaking skills. Contrary to normal speakers, after dinner speakers usually have a tight time limit. They must convey their message using concise and clear language. No one wants to hear a long speech late in the evening. For the same reason, good after dinner speakers must also deliver the speech in a logical and simple manner because very few people will try hard to understand your thoughts after a big meal. One of the common ways to conduct an after dinner speech is by sharing life experiences or stories. Good after dinner speakers must therefore prepare some stories to tell. These stories also have to vary so that they will suit different groups of audience.

 

It requires courage, confidence and, just like many things in life, practices to be a good after dinner speaker. To find out more about after dinner speaking, please get in touch with Bianca Miller-Cole by email on bookings@biancamiller.uk, call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk