Motivational Speakers

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Motivational speakers give inspirational and informative speeches to groups of people. They are hired by businesses, schools, resorts, and communities to speak on topics such as achieving personal or financial success, living a healthy lifestyle, or organizing one's personal life or business. Speakers must tailor their message to their audience, whether it is a class of high school students or a group of business executives.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Give inspirational and informative speeches to groups of people
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • English
  • Speech
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Any experience giving speeches—at school events, community meetings, etc.—recommended
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Talkative
  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Public Speaking
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Internationally-Known Motivational Speaker or Television Host
  • Nationally-Known Motivational Speaker
  • Motivational Speaker

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