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Qualities of Good Educational, Motivational Speakers

May 16th 2014 at 6:25 AM

Educational motivational speaking is not for everyone. Anyone can give a good word, a supportive pat on the back of a friend who is down, but not everyone can be a motivational speaker. A lot of people give educational, motivational speeches, but only few of them have all the characteristics needed for a speaker who can truly motivate, inspire and encourage student. Here are the top 5 qualities you will find in the best educational motivational speakers.

1. Good speakers are real. This is the key to engagement. Nothing is worse than a higher-than-though speaker who talks ‘at’ students instead of conversing with them. The best motivators are those who are approachable. They are willing to share real life experiences that cause students to empathize and relate. They are also very realistic; they will tell students that life can and will be tough, that it’s okay to make mistakes, failures are inevitable, and that feeling of defeat is common. A great motivator will say that these things happen, but will inspire students never to give in or give up--that they must dust themselves off and keep going.

2. Good educational, motivational speakers tell their own stories. This is especially important if the audience is composed of adolescent high school students. The best speakers know how to communicate with teens, relying on their personal stories of motivation to drive home their points. High school students respond to interesting stories and to humor, not to a long and boring list of statistics and facts. By sharing funny, ironic, and inspirational experiences, the best educational, motivational speakers help students retain the information they are imparting.

3. Good speakers use visuals. Visual aids—from videos to pictures—help keep students interested. The key is to use them to emphasize, not distract. In delivering a motivational speech about how to rise from poverty and into establishing a successful career as an adult, for example, a good motivational speaker might show photos of the life he used to live and photos from his current life to illustrate the difference.

4. Good speakers are themselves highly motivated. Getting a crowd of students to listen is not easy; a speaker must be persuasive, and in order to be persuasive, he must embody the self-motivation that he seeks to impart. The best speakers have a limitless supply of enthusiasm and belief within themselves. They live motivated lives—and you can see this in their past accomplishments as well as their social and personal relationships. They need to have an inner motivation that makes them credible. They need to be genuinely motivated people who practice what they preach.

5. Good motivational speakers are inherently optimistic. Their job, after all, is to boost morale and encourage students who may be going through tough times because of school or home life. The best speakers are upbeat despite. They can pair this optimism with compelling stories that everyone can relate to, creating the best environment for boosting student morale.

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