Motivational Speakers Secret Question To Becoming Remarkable On Stage

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Motivational Speakers Secret Question: Looking Silly

Motivational Speakers are a dime a dozen.

I am convinced that there’s a new motivational speaker born every minute.  The market is crowded and it is competitive. And if you want to get business, you need to find a way to make sure they find you and pick you. And then you’d better make sure that what you do on stage is unforgettable.

The key to getting business as a keynote motivational speaker, is not to be better — but to be different — which will make you better.

I’ve talked a lot about how to write a phenomenal speech. But I think that when it comes to standing out on stage, it comes down to one question:

WHAT IF?

I believe that if you want to be outstanding on stage, you need to be asking yourself that question on a regular basis.

What if I came out on stage singing? What if I chose a new ending? What if I tried a poem? What if . . .?

Constantly raise the bar on yourself by challenging yourself to try something new – over and over and over.

This will make you uncomfortable. Do it anyway.  It gets easier once you keep trying new things. Not easy – just easier.

Get past the excuses of why you think it won’t work.

Plan it out.

Practice it.

Find a safe place to test it.  Don’t try a whole bunch of new stuff in your speech. Just take one tiny moment to try something little. And then another one – and another one.

Know that sometimes it won’t work. That’s the nature of creativity. There are no guarantees. Be creative anyway.

Now I challenge you to come up with one new thing you can try. And then try it.

What’s the worst that could happen?

Kelly 

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Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, author, and comedian who motivates and inspires audiences to make positive changes in their lives. Through a unique approach using storytelling and comedy, Kelly shows her audiences that they matter, and helps them to get a new perspective on the obstacles they face. Kelly’s post day is Friday. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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  • I LOVE the faces you make into while getting your message across :)

    Great post Kelly – and it’s true that that “worst that can happen” is rarely as bad as you ever imagine it.