Just what is a motivational speaker? How does it differ from an inspirational speaker? Well, a motivational speaker's main purpose when addressing an audience is, you guessed it: to motivate. More specifically, they possess the ability to help people learn how to take specific actions that will enhance their own lives and maybe even the lives of others. Even if a person already feels the inspiration, they may be struggling to adapt the motivational factors that actually help them to get moving.
A motivational speech is like one big pep talk to get the juices flowing again, and motivational speakers may be those who are completely non-affiliated with a particular industry or profession for which they speak, or, for example, they could be a noteworthy CEO who has been invited to share their own success story of how they've motivated their own employees and company and brought about positive changes to their business.
Whatever your needs, you're sure to find a motivational speaker who can recharge, engage, entertain, and, yes, motivate their audience.
Al Joyner gained his fame as a Gold Medal winner at the 1984 Olympic games in the triple jump. He is the coach of the UCLA Bruin's womens jump team.
Chef, Restaurateur, Activist, and Author
Angel Sanchez a native of Venezuela is most notably known for his bridal and eveningwear which has been worn by celebrity a-listers such as Eva Longoria, Sandra Bullock, and more.
Barry Sonnenfeld is a famous film director and producer of many movies, one major one being Men in Black.
Director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; Acclaimed Author; Motivational Speaker
Bill Cosby is arguably one of the most influencial African American stars to date.
Fitness Expert: Creator of Tae Bo Workout System; Author
ESPN host/reporter Bonnie Bernstein is a 20 year veteran of the broadcast business. Speech topics include overcoming adversity, breaking through glass ceilings, importance of teamwork, making the most of life-lessons & secrets to succeeding as a woman in business.
Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon as a member of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Today, Buzz makes appearances and has written autobiographies about his life and travels entitled “Return to Earth” and “Magnificent Desolation.”
Executive Chef, Celebrity Appearances, Founded "Conscious Cuisine", and works to promote healthy cooking.
Chris Cunningham is the co-founder and CEO of Appssavvy, a social media based marketing firm.
Chris Hughes is a co-founder of Facebook and also worked on Senator Obama's new-media campaign for the Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign.
The youngest winner of the Reality TV hit "Project Runway", Christian Siriano has taken over the fashion world through his designs and gained celebrity attention from style icon Victoria Beckham and supermodel Heidi Klum.
Emmy award-winning host of the television series Christina Cooks, Author of multiple healthy cookbooks, and Founder of the Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative nonprofit organization.
Cynthia Rowley is the lead designer for her namesake fashion house, Cynthia Rowley and has appeared on "American's Next Top Model" and "Project Runway".
Daniel "Rudy" Ruttinger is best known as the inspirational story behind the motivating movie "Rudy".
Eco-Living & Green Lifestyle.
Debra McGuire found her niche as a jewelry and costume designer, some of her pieces have appeared in Bad Teacher, Scream 4, and Wanderlust.
Donald Trump is one of the most famous Business entrepreneurs in the world. He is also the Chariman and President of The Trump Organization.
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