You will find that when it comes to choosing the best motivational speaker, you may be in need of a few tips. There are some basic questions that you can ask yourself before you hire such of a person. You will also want to consider going on a gut-feeling as to what the audience is looking for so that you can pick the best motivational speaker.
As to some of the questions that you will need to ask; you will need to consider the credibility and trustworthiness of the speaker. Is this someone who you think would make a general good speaker? You also want to consider the message that they are saying so that it will make sense to the group or team. You will also want to make sure that the person is motivational and educational, but they also need to be entertaining and inspiring. You will want to make sure that this is someone who is worth your time (and money) before you set anything in stone. The real question that you have to ask yourself is whether or not you think that this person is best for you and your group. This is the hardest question to answer, because you have no idea how the group will react to the speaker, but you must always have your audience in mind when picking a motivational speaker.
Something that you may want to look for in a motivational speaker is one that is willing to deliver a good, clear message, but also someone that the audience can relate to. You will want to ask them to deliver stories that would get the audience's attention. You will also want to make sure that this is someone who is going to be completely professional about the entire program. You will want to make sure that the program will be filled with energy and also be able to withstand the attention span of the audience. The speaker has to possess great communications skills in order to be a positive and moving motivational speaker.
It is hard to know what the best decision to make is; however, you will want to give the person an opportunity to impress you in the line of questioning and interviewing that you will do. You will need to also listen to your gut feeling about motivational speakers, because your group is going to think a lot less of you if you bring in a bogus speaker. You will want to ask for references and also you will want to ask for any credentials or research that they have done on the topic so that you can get a general idea of what the speaker is going to be stating and how they feel about the topic.
If you are looking to hire a successful speaker you will want to meet with them a few times and also go over some of the things that they are going to be talking about, so that you can still have some control over the censorship of the speaker. You may even want to lay down some groundwork on what is appropriate in the speech and what is not appropriate for the speech.
After hiring a few speakers, you will know which ones work well and which ones, you would never hire again! The key is to always keep trying to connect with your group and learn how to motivate them, so that the company can make the most profits. Keep in mind that explaining the purpose and duty of every person or position is key motivation. You will want to do everything you can to make others feel that they are important to the future of the company and that you care about their opinions. Remember to ask for feedback from both the speaker and the group at the end of the event!