Motivational speaker

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A motivational speaker at an event

A motivational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences.[1] The speech itself is popularly known as a pep talk.[2]

Motivational speakers can deliver speeches at schools, colleges, places of worship, companies, corporations, government agencies, conferences, trade shows, summits, community organizations, and similar environments.[3][4]


  1. ^ Gilbert, Marsha (December 2002). "Why the motivation business is booming". Ebony, volume 58 No.2. Johnson Publishing Company. p. 136. ISSN 0012-9011. Retrieved 2016-05-25. Black motivational speakers are Black but they challenge and transform Black, White and Brown listeners of every creed and orientation [...]
  2. ^ "The Science of Pep Talks". Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Motivational Speaker Job Description, Career as a Motivational Speaker, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job". Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  4. ^ Buchanan, Leigh (1 December 2010). "The Art and Business of Motivational Speaking". Retrieved 31 October 2020.