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:
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.
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?