Motivational Speakers

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.

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

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