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What is an Inspirational Speaker? | Motivational Speaker Vs Inspirational Speaker

Mar 18, 2021

If you search it up online, you will be redirected to "Motivational Speaker".  Images of Tony Robbins, Gary V, and Zig Ziglar will pop up and for many of us, memories of sitting in their audiences will resurface.  We've all been there, listening to someone super successful shout from the rooftops about what we need to do to be as successful.  "You can do it!  Stop making excuses!  All you need to do is ______!"  We leave feeling pumped up for about 3 hours, maybe after having spent thousands of dollars on the program that will change our lives, and then the next day it's back to reality.   

But enter the Inspirational Speaker.  Someone who weaves together powerful, personal stories with a strong emotional connection and who shares what they've learned - how they've grown- how their lives have shifted from their experiences.  They end with a powerful universal truth that we all feel on a deep core level.  Shivers. Tears. A profound understanding. There is no ego, no 'teaching', no 'preaching', only sharing truth.  It's in these humble moments that we can truly connect and resonate.  It's in these moments that we can see ourselves and be inspired to do better - to be better.  

The Inspirational Speaker doesn’t tell you what to do, they share what they’ve done.  They don’t profess to have all the answers or a secret formula for success.  In fact, they don’t even talk about earning millions of dollars or achieving great success.  Instead, they share stories relevant to our human experience. Stories of resilience, self-worth, love, and kindness. 

Inspirational Speaking is a skill.  It blossoms the moment you are able to let the ego disappear and share your vulnerability.   It begins to develop when you understand that your only role is to share your truth and know confidently,  that there is immense value in that.  

At Speaker Slam,  we are committed to helping speakers step bravely into their truth and inspire the world around them. We help them to become Inspirational Speakers by providing a stage for them to be seen and heard.  We connect our speakers to our online viral partners and now have over 450 million views on our videos. 

We also offer training programs called the Emerging Speaker Membership where we can help you towards becoming a Certified Inspirational Speaker.  If you are ready to take the next step, come join us for a free class.