Public speaking is a difficult art to master. If you have
previously achieved success with a presentation, a
speech or even a wedding toast and are passionate
about it then you may have the potential to become a
great motivational speaker.
The job of a life coach has recently gained a lot of
popularity and many people are considering a
profession in this industry, potentially earning
$1,000′s – $100,000′s per seminar .
A number of efficient tips and strategies will help you
achieve this goal. Today we share these tips with you.
1. Do You have a Special Message to Deliver?
The greatest life coaches have something special to
say, something that is derived from personal
experiences. These people are successful because
they speak on the basis of personal stories. Personal
stories are convincing and easy to relate to.
If you are interested in a life coach career, you should
determine the specifics that you want to get across.
What does your audience want to hear and can you
deliver that kind of message? Being too general or
vague will simply minimize your chances of success
before you have even gotten started.
2. You May Need a Mentor
You have always been a good public speaker and you
believe that a motivational speaking career is right for
you. The bad news is that it seems to be much easier
said than done. Motivational speakers are a very
specific group of orators. They influence the lives of
others and as such, they hold tremendous
responsibility. Learning from the best life coaches is a
See what others are doing. Establish connections. Talk
to highly professional speakers and find the right
mentor who will show you the tricks of this
profession. Having a mentor will help you refine your
3. The Target Audience
Each group of
people will have to be approached in a specific way. If
you have no idea who will be receiving your speeches,
you will fail making those highly specific and relevant.
4. Work on Your Public Speaking Skills
Even if you have the best personal stories and lessons
to share, you will fail due to poor speaking skills.
Work hard on mastering your public speaking. The
best way to see what you are doing is to videotape
your speeches. Once you do it, watch the records very
carefully. Pay attention to your intonation, your body
languages and the eye contact you establish with the
audience. Learn how to sound natural and reassuring.
If you need to, enroll in a public speaking course that
will help you polish your skills.
5. Find the Best Venue
A good motivational speaker uses the right venue. It
will help you establish a better connection and it will
make your audience feel comfortable. The venue
should correspond to the number of people you
expect to show up. The surroundings should feel
intimate enough, yet letting individuals enjoy some
personal space. Good acoustics will be helpful, as
6. Advertise !
Advertising is crucial for
success in today’s world. As a
life coach, you will have to
deal with fierce competition.
Numerous others are already
successful in the niche.
Marketing can take place easily
and free of charge. Internet and
word of mouth promotion are
two of the best channels for
your marketing needs.
7. Sell Your Skills
In the beginning of your career, you may have to make
some sacrifices. You will probably have to deliver
motivational speeches for free. This will be an
important part of your marketing efforts. People need
to know how good you are in order to start paying for
your motivational speeches.
Contact speakers’ bureaus and NGOs that may need
the services of a speaker. Let these organizations
know that you are available. The more opportunities
you get, the sooner you will be gaining the popularity
that you deserve.
8. Understand Your Audience’s Feedback
Good life coaches listen to their audience. Learn how
to ask for feedback and how to listen to the things
that people have to say. The easiest way to receive
some information is through the creation of a simple
poll. Be ready to modify anything that seems to be
9. A Good Speaker is a Good Writer
being a good
form of publicity, it will help you master your
motivational speaking skills. A good speaker is a good
writer, as well. Learn how to master both.
10. Be Flexible!
The most important rule for any professional is to
maintain a degree of flexibility. Be ready to change
parts of your speech at any time. The things you
considered successful may fail influencing your
audience. Next time, try a different approach. Weave
in some humor or rely on your emotions. It all depends
on your preferences.
Being a good motivational speaker involves some
talent and a lot of experience. Once you get started,
you will discover all the specifics of being a life coach.
Learning through the communication with your
audience will help you perfect your skills and become
Also if you haven’t already please checkout our
article: 9 Ways To Deliver An Award Winning Speech
(Video) The Perfect Example Of
A Motivational Speech by Tony
About The Author: Joel
Joel Brown is the CEO and Founder
of Addicted2Success.com . With a
long time passion for
Entrepreneurship, Self development
& Success, Joel started his website
with the intention of educating and
inspiring likeminded people all over
the world to always strive for
success no matter what their
Thank you for this article.
I’ve been wanting to become a motivational speaker
since I was a teenager and today I believe I’m ready
to pursue this as I have the experience on how to
stand back up no matter how many times you fall
Most of what you’ll be doing as a speaker is
marketing, even if you work with a speaker’s bureau.
That’s why #7 is so important.
oh thank you very much. i really appreciate this.
thank you joel for your writeup, it is very instructive.
however i keep asking myself one question should
helping to focus people be the first motivation for
public speaking or should it be making a career and
money out of it. i am asking because for me i carry
helping people in mind when i speak and sometimes i
do that to the detriment of the money that will come
out of it. what do you think.
thank you so much .