Top 10 Qualities
Of The Best Motivational Speakers
So many people
ask me – Yogesh, how can I too become a top motivational speaker? Here
are the most important qualities needed to be a successful motivational
Some of the
greatest people throughout history have been motivational speakers. For
instance, Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and even Steve
Jobs were all motivational speakers.
I say this
because they inspired and motivated millions of people with their words.
For Mahatma Gandhi, it was setting that spark in over 350 million people
to fight for independence with non-violence.
King inspired hundreds and thousands of people to achieve a dream of
equality and Steve Jobs captured the imagination of millions of people
all over the world to not only buy his products, but display a fierce
brand loyalty. Great military generals, CEOs, Salespeople and even
Prophets are all in the business of motivating their people to achieve
incredible goals. They motivate people to take action.
Here are the top
10 qualities of the best motivational speakers all over the world:
1. Practice What
motivational speakers in the world have mastery over their subject. They
have practical experiences and actually practice what they preach. To be
effective, the first thing you need to do is practice and experience what
you are speaking about.
So for example,
in order to inspire people to be happy, passionate, healthy and
motivated, you first need to be all those things yourself. Practice is
much more powerful than theory!
should be simple and easy for everybody to understand. The simpler the
message and language, the more people can understand and benefit from it.
I always make my message very simple so that people of all age groups, as
young as 12 till people over 100, can benefit from it.
I also love
speaking the language my audience understands. So many a times, along
with English, I speak in Hindi, if I am speaking in India or in French if
I am in France.
yourselves in the shoes of the person you are speaking to. Find out what
is it that they really want and make sure you help them achieve their
goals – this is the power of empathy.
When you are
empathetic towards the other person, you automatically make a connection
and a strong bond. This helps in a big way.
motivational speaker has to be entertaining. If you can make people laugh
and have fun, you will touch a deeper cord. People learn the most when
they are being entertained.
during our seminars, people have so much fun that they love what is being
shared and want to learn even more.
Nobody wants to
listen to someone who is boring and people immediately stop paying
attention and move onto Whatsapp and Facebook on their cellphones.
there can be no real success. For me to convey my message, people need to
feel my belief and passion. They need to feel that I truly want to help
and empower them. They need to feel that I am there to bring about
All this can
only happen with passion. Two people can say the same words, and yet one
person has incredible impact, while people ignore the other. Great impact
comes only with passion.
communicators in the world don’t just speak, but listen to what people
want. If you don’t listen to your audience, people will tune out. You
need to not just listen to words, but also be able to sense the body
language and what the deepest desires are.
A two way
communication is very important for success of any motivational speaker
and often listening is more important than speaking.
immense power. The most powerful lessons become fun, entertaining and
have a long lasting impact when told through the form of stories.
I remember how
as a child, I heard stories of Krishna, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ,
which taught me about living life without fear, being compassionate and
having love for all.
attention spans are short and yet they love our Happionaire seminars and
events which can go on for 2 hours to over 20 hours. This is because they
are completely immersed and engaged in the experience. They don’t realize
how time flies because their mind is continuously being stimulated.
We have incredible
experiences that are both indoors and outdoors and bring about a positive
team spirit. Recently at one of our events, within less than 2 minutes,
we had a group of over 2000 people laughing, playing and connecting with
each other. This changed the entire energy of the room from seriousness
to that of excitement and passion.
motivational speakers involve everyone and don’t just speak, but create
an interactive experience.
To be a
successful motivational speaker, you need to be a master of persuasion
and influence. You need to be able to convince and persuade people to
take action to achieve their goals.
need to persuade people to take action to increase their sales and at
other times, you need to persuade people to be motivated and develop
leadership skills. Persuasion is a very valuable asset.
10. SALES (Smile
And Love Everyone Sincerely) ™ Mastery
success secret as a motivational speaker is SALES (Smiles And Love
Everyone Sincerely)™ Mastery.
you can’t reach the maximum number of people and can’t have real impact.
Whenever I have a client, my first thought is always to keep their
interest first and bring in maximum results that can change the lives of
This can happen
only when you truly care about the other person’s needs. This is, in
fact, also the secret of my SALES Mastery strategy.
Go ahead, take
action and tell me which one of the above qualities gave you the maximum
results. I will be happy to hear from you!
Yogesh Chabria is a world-renowned leader in the field of human
potential. He is a #1 bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur and
founder of The Happionaire Way. His seminars, books, articles and video
programs have influenced people from over 100 countries. It is his vision
to have a world filled with happionaires. To be a part of this vision,