Can your motivational speaker also inspire your audience?Â Â YES – and you should expect that.Â Read on to find out why…
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Motivational Speaker, Humorist, Seminar Leader, Inspirational AND Motivational
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Hey, itâ€™s Brad Montgomery from bradmontgomery.com with a quick video about the difference between inspirational speakers versus motivational speakers.
So whatâ€™s the big deal with that in, it seems like we confuse them or we see the words related. Theyâ€™re not quite the same, whatâ€™s the big deal? Alright, hereâ€™s how I see it. Iâ€™m a motivational speaker who is inspirational. Go figure.
Motivational speakers, what does that mean? Hereâ€™s the deal on motivation. I think motivational speakers address this issue: so many people in our society know exactly what to do, but for whatever reason or reasons, theyâ€™re not doing it. So whatâ€™s the problem? Iâ€™m thinking itâ€™s motivation.
So all we have to do is figure out a way to get them to do what theyâ€™re not doing, get them to do what they know how to do but for some reason are failing to do and we call it a success. So for example, if your people are completely well-trained in customer service, but theyâ€™re providing crappy customer service, what they donâ€™t need is more training. What they do need is motivation. Aha! Pakow! Motivational speaker.
So in this case, this motivational speaker, what I do is I use humor and levity to remind them of the power of customer service. I remind them how humor and levity and bringing your sense of humor to customer service will help make customer service more fun and if itâ€™s more fun, my argument would be theyâ€™re more motivated to provide that which they already know how to do which is excellent customer service.
For crying out loud, weâ€™ve all been around long enough to know what good and bad customer service is. Doing it isnâ€™t that hard if you know exactly how to do it and my guess is you have already trained your people how to do it. What theyâ€™re lacking is motivation. So at least with customer service, thereâ€™s an example of motivational speaker.
So whatâ€™s an inspirational speaker? Well, I think inspirational speakers are people who have done amazing things and inspire you to do a little bit more, a little bit better, a little bit harder, a little bit stronger, whatever. So often, these are people that have done crazy things like theyâ€™ve climbed Mount Everest, theyâ€™ve run incredible Fortune 500 companies, theyâ€™ve done amazing things, right? And then by seeing them and hearing their story, maybe theyâ€™ve had some tragic accident in the past, whatever. By seeing them and hearing their story weâ€™re inspired and we end up thinking, wow, if they can do that, those amazing things given their difficulties and their challenges, certainly I can do a little bit more given all the advantages I am blessed with right now. So Iâ€™m inspired, right? That is an inspirational speaker.
Well, I tend to think that you need to do both. To me, a really excellent motivational speaker is somebody who is also inspirational and in my particular case, hereâ€™s how I do that. I havenâ€™t lived through some tragic accident. I have not climbed Mount Everest. I have not done some amazing thing. But on the other hand, what I feel like I do is I share with my audience and audiences, my story and my stories and generally speaking, my stories are sort of like, Iâ€™m like you, I have a lot of things in common with you.
Hereâ€™s how Iâ€™ve approached it and thought about it and I hope you come with me and hopefully that is inspirational and inspiring in a way to make them think, well Brad seems just like me. He seems to have handled this. Maybe I can do it too, a little bit different but still on target and then for my taste, we sort of lost it if we donâ€™t add that motivational piece. If youâ€™re inspired but youâ€™re not motivated to change your behavior, if youâ€™re not motivated to create lasting change, if youâ€™re not motivated to change what youâ€™re doing from point A to get to point B, then inspiration is nice, but if it doesnâ€™t create action, itâ€™s a fail.
A Motivational Speaker Who Is Funny and Inspirational
Alright, does that help? I hope so. So generally, my marketing stuff calls me a funny, motivational speaker. Whatever. I could be called an inspirational motivational speaker, but hopefully by defining those terms, itâ€™ll help you to feel like your speaker.
While youâ€™re searching for speakers, Iâ€™d love to be your guy. If youâ€™re looking for a motivational speaker who happens to be funny and inspirational, Iâ€™d like to be your guy. Thereâ€™s a link here, you can check my preview video. Iâ€™m currently filming this from a coffee shop. Iâ€™m on the road, trying to answer some questions and I was thinking about this and I wanted to just knock out a video.
Alright, contact us through bradmontgomery.com or funnymotivationalspeakers.com. If youâ€™re looking for a speaker, one of the things you ought to do is ask them, whatâ€™s your take on motivation? Whatâ€™s your take on inspiration? Where do you fall in that? And if your speaker has any experience at all and if theyâ€™ve thought about it at all, theyâ€™re going to have a darn good answer for that question.
Alright, love to chat with you and answer those questions in person. Iâ€™d love to find a way to customize a speech or keynote that fits you and your needs and your organizationâ€™s needs, whether or not you need motivation or inspiration. Have a great day! Cheers!