We often witness the common arguments between mother and daughter, where Mother asks daughter to start cooking and help her in doing home chores as it’ll help you in future, and you won’t need to depend on someone ... blah blah blah ... This is called the motivational speech as mother is trying to motivate her daughter to participate in home activities
Anyhow, we can say that everyone is a motivational speaker him/herself as they try motivating the listener to persuade on their point.
In my view, in order to motivate someone, speaker ought to use the power of words, s/he should know how to convince other as good speakers are well aware of those particular tricks and techniques that persuade other regarding the topic they need to discuss.
There can be various topics on which you might be asked to deliver a motivational speech be it finance topic, education, health, social, or controversial issue. A decent motivational discourse requires satisfactory time and planning to empower the speaker to be calm and to manage issues that may emerge amid the introduction.
In this article, I’ll guide you how to become a motivational speaker? The very first thing before starting your speech is to hook your audience.
1. Hook Your Audience’s Attention
You need to get the audience into action in the first 10 minutes of your speech. How to do it well?
Hold a Prop – When you hold any prop before starting your speech, it puts your audience in confusion what you’re going to do with that object? This is the most critical step to capture your audience attention, as the first ten minutes of every speech are important to catch audience attention towards you to start your speech.
Show Humor – Another thing that can help you fascinate your audience while starting your speech is humor. The humorous skill can either by utilized by cracking jokes, or start with something funny that not only make them laugh, but also arouse interest in them to listen to the entire speech.
Thought Provoking Questions & Individual Anecdotes – What human brain can conceive is individual anecdotes. Ask thought provoking questions to make your audience think. The basic tactics to hook your audience includes the use of props, taking them into action, and ask thought-provoking questions to engage them in the first 10 minutes.
2. Commit Yourself On The Subject
For sake of becoming a good motivational speaker, focus on the subject choice. This can be achieved by keep adhering to the outline.
The introduction part should inform the audience who you are while the body should give an insight on the subject. Doing this will broaden your scope and keep the speech from looking like it’ all about you, rather making it be a great gift for you.