One of the thrills motivational speakers feel is meeting and mingling with new people. They must be always excited to see fresh faces in the crowd. This mindset should always be kept to heart, as new members of the audience will also feel the thrill of meeting new people they can draw inspiration from. Essentially, the aura of excitement must be present in those two parties.
Sometimes, fighting fire with fire is OK. If some people are getting angry at what the speaker says, the speaker should not stay calm. Those people will get even angrier, since they are basically ignored by the speaker. Have enough fury to sway over the angry people without disrupting the overall calm atmosphere of the auditorium or conference hall. After the program, the speaker can confront with those angry people and set everything straight before relations are strained.
“People have a certain image of their selves and will fight tooth and nail to cling to it.” If that self-image is attacked by the speaker in the speech, the affected people will hate the speaker. The rules to prevent attacking the self-images of the audience should be simple: avoid ad hominem attacks, avoid bringing up matters that are too personal to some, and know societal taboos. The third clause is especially useful if the speaker is based on a certain area and will conduct a seminar on a place where the cultural and societal norms are different from the speaker’s.
To motivate a group of people, try to raise their adrenaline levels as the speaker. The audience would also love to have some good exercise and to stave off boredom, anyway. Some exercises can be done while sitting or standing, and the speaker can integrate them during intermissions. If the adrenaline levels are raised, the people will enjoy spending time with the speaker rather than the seminar he/she conducts.
On the part of the motivational speakers, one way to establish their confidence is for them to assume that when they walk into the auditorium or conference hall, everyone in the audience will like them. Some positive thinking is OK, but do not overdo it to the point of delusion – especially if the members of the audience are chronic gossip-mongers.
Stage fright is usually approached in a negative way. However, it can also be approached in a positive way. The usual symptoms – gasping for breath, a high heart rate, and others – can also indicate that the speaker suffering from stage fright is about to do something courageous. This is because of the adrenaline rush the speaker also feels whenever he/she is stressed or nervous.
Motivational speakers may employ a personal approach to inspiring people while still retaining their air of professionalism.
Besides not tackling sensitive personal matters, they can also refer to members of the audience by name – which builds a sense of trust and friendship and establishes social links. Trust and friendship are essential when it comes to motivating people for changing for the better.
A simple smile can brighten everyone’s day. Even boring speeches can be tolerable if the speaker can at least move the few amount of facial muscles needed to smile. The smile can even bestow benefits on the speaker himself/herself.
Finally, motivational speakers can make people assume direct control of their lives by offering them choices. There are lots of choices and possibilities in life, and equipping the audience with the knowledge of those choices and possibilities will convince them that there are so many ways of going from point A to point B. Even people who feel they are about to surrender will be motivated to change for the better if they are presented with viable alternatives to living the good life. Ignorance may be bliss, but the lack of choices in life is equally or can even be more dangerous than this.