07 Jan 2019

Motivational speaking is not just a profession; it is a form of communicative art. To be a motivational speaker, one must be prepared to inspire and motivate (the clue is in the name!) his or her audience. The aim of most motivational speakers is to entice their audience so that the audience members may transform themselves in order to grow and develop as people. There are multitude of ways that motivational speakers may do this; they may, for example, challenge preheld views, thereby forcing their audience to think differently. That being said, this is not the only method taken. Let us now explore some of the tricks and tips given by some of the world’s leading motivational speakers: Tony Robbins and Suze Orman.


Tony Robbins, formally known as Anthony Jai Robbins, is an American author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Mr Robbins has spoken and presented on a range of topics, such as how to succeed in life, how to add meaning to your life and how to use the power of belief. Mr Robbins uses a method, whereby he challenges his audience to “make your life a masterpiece”. Among motivational speakers this method is very popular, since it motivates the audience to be their best self. Simply providing an audience with statistics and tips isn’t always useful because it does not always make them think actively. Instead by challenging them to be their best self, an audience member is forced to think actively about the ways that she could become a better version of herself. In summary, to be a good motivational speaker, one ought to challenge one’s audience to actively contemplate their lives. In doing so, the audience members will develop a better sense of how and why they should change.


Suze Orman is an American author, financial advisor and motivational speaker. Her ability to come across as passionate and authentic is what sets her apart from many speakers in her field. Moreover, her ability to put across complex points in a simple manner is what gives her legendary status amongst motivational speakers. She does this through her concise and impactful points as well as her clear enunciation. Clarity is often an undermined virtue when it comes to motivational speaking; motivational speakers can often deliver convoluted presentations; however, the best approach to take is to be clear and concise in both your message and your language.


Motivational speakers should always aim to directly challenge their audience to think. By doing so they can transform members of the audience for the better. Motivational speakers should also aim for clarity in order to get their point across clearly. But it is essential to remember that motivational speaking can often be like a performance. It, therefore, must be engaging and above all enjoyable. Without an element of joviality, motivational speakers would fail to connect with their audience on a personal level. For more tips and tricks regarding motivational speaking visit www.biancamiller.uk. or contact bookings@biancamiller.uk .