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Motivational Speaker Success Secrets

re is perhaps the best kept motivational speaker success secret.

Successful motivational speaking is not simply a result of speaking professionally from a script that you have memorized.

You need to connect with your audience in an INTIMATE way.

It doesn't matter how clever, interesting or meaningful you think what you have to say is. 

The greatest seminar leaders and inspirational keynote speakers “get inside” their audience's heart, mind and soul.

Here is one motivational speaking technique for accomplishing this.

Imagine a triangle connecting you, the motivational speaker, with your audience.

You are at one base-angle and your audience is at the other.

To top angle of the triangle for successful motivational speaking is where you and your audience unite.

I'm using the symbol of the triangle because it unites 2 points into one.  You want to imagine that you and your audience are one.

Imagine that the line of the triangle is a kind of circuit uniting you.

Imagine that through that circuit you feel what they feel and they feel what you feel.

Finally, imagine that what you are feeling, your audience is feeling.

Now comes the fun part. Direct your feelings.

Work your feelings into feelings of confidence, love,
camaraderie … you want to feel a sense of harmonious bonding with your audience.

The next step for great motivational speaker success is to make eye-contact with specific audience members.

Choose one person at a time to speak directly to, with a feeling of sincerity. 

Imagine that you are really connecting with this person.  That you are having a deep, intimate moment together as you speak.

Watch that person's eyes to sense ways that you may need to adapt your presentation while speaking to him or to her, to make a better connection.

Go through the room in this way, connecting with one individual at a time in this special manner.

After spending about 10 seconds focusing on one person, adjust your focus to gaze upon the whole group. Relate for a while with the group as a whole as one person.

A few moments or a few minutes later (you will get a comfortable feel for your own rhythm with practice), focus on one person again.

Continue this pattern of rhythmic alternation of focusing your attention on one member of the audience, then upon the audience as a whole, then back to one again, through your entire motivational speaker presentation.

The entire time, maintain the feeling within yourself that you are at one with this audience, that you are close, that you are best friends.

Here is another, related motivational speaker success secret.

It's also important for great motivational speaking to AVOID GETTING STUCK on your planned talking points.  Be open to receiving and sharing new, inspiring ideas coming to you on the spot.

This helps you to feel freshly inspired, which invigorates the audience through your triangle-connection.

After one of my motivational speaking events, I almost always write down some new, inspiring insights I received while presenting. 

I do this so that I can remember to apply the insight for my own success, not just to incorporate into a future presentation.

That is why I sincerely share with my audience that I am my best student. 

I only share motivational wisdom that I apply in my own life, self-help guidance that works for me.

This is another success secret of the great motivational speakers, because it brings the ring of conviction and sincerity into the message they share, which helps the audience to believe in it and to value that message.

A really successful motivational speaker is for REAL.

Are you a motivational speaker seeking success secrets?  See Bob Lancer's Life/Success Mastery CD Set on our Books & CD's page.
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