How To Motivate Others With Your Speeches
Date: April 8, 2016
A major function of being a speaker is to improve the quality of people’s lives. It’s your objective to help them positively respond to challenging moments.
It’s fallacious to believe that we were born to live a 9-5 lifestyle and push our happiness to the side whilst we drag ourselves through mundane activities.
We are all capable of living a happy and successful life. As a speaker, you can empower people to galvanise their lives which they have lost control of.
Here are some ways to motivate people and understand motivation.
Encourage People To Make Changes
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting change is insanity. Most of us have heard of this quote before and the onus is on you to reinforce its meaning to your listeners.
The reason why most people accept aspects in their life that they’re unhappy with is merely because they’re too scared to dream.
Have you ever had a burning desire to pursue something but your critics put you off with hurtful comments and they threw cold water on your fire?
To motivate others they need to know that you see the same vision that they do. That you are holding their hand and giving them a gentle push forward whilst only being two steps behind them all the way.
People are so fearful that they’ll fail that they are willing to accept the life they currently lead. Whether it’s starting a business, moving abroad, planning a family – whatever you’re aspiring for – it’s frightening to give 100 percent, because if you miscarry, then there’s nothing more you can do.
Whilst this is a fact of life with anything, even successful people (who appear courageous) know this, but don’t let fear control them. They control it.
If we knew that we wouldn’t fail, we’d all do what truly makes us happy and not just what pays the bills.
You don’t have a magic ball, and you don’t know what the future holds for you, let alone anyone else. Whilst this may seem daunting, it’s actually exciting!
So fortify people to get excited about the idea that we can create our own future. We have all been hit with a torrent of negative comments at some point in our lives and there will be people who will try to undercut your success.
But if these naysayers garner our attention, we are feeding ourselves with this negative energy and making happiness impossible.
Advise your audience to only spend time with people who believe in them and do things that will lead to success. Be proactive and start looking forward.
Get People To Dream Big
Everyone wants to be a millionaire. Rich. Respected. But this all means nothing without a plan.
Nothing will get given to us, so first things first, we have to know where we want to be and what we want to do.
Money won’t bring happiness, and everyone in the world knowing your name won’t bring happiness either.
Get people to dream big. To find their purpose in life by asking what their ambitions are – no matter how outrageous or out of this world they may seem; failing is no longer an option.
Encourage them to write down where they want to be in 10 years, in five years and in two months’ time. This can be career-related, family-related, health goals or even personal missions – whatever it is that they need more of in their life.
It may take people some time to let go of their doubtful old ways because we have been programmed to think that luck isn’t on our side and things only work out for other people.
Encrypting your thoughts takes a big step and huge belief, so be that symbolism of faith that they need.
For people to birth their dreams and turn them into actuality, there has to be a solid plan put in place. Provide helpful resources which can keep them on track, because there are hundreds of organisations and support networks that can be there every step of the way.
Seeing the life they want by speaking with people in that desired profession, with that lifestyle, or connecting with others who have been in their shoes to give them strong ambitions to pursue their motives. There has to be an internal change to see a physical transformation.
Ask people to structure an utterance which contains no ‘buts’ or negative connotations. You also have to be living proof of turning your own life around, so provide examples of times when you hit rock bottom but built yourself back up by feeding yourself with positive energy and putting in plans and more significantly, going through with them.
Many people imply that it’s folly to have dreams, when in reality, without dreams and imagining what we want our life to be like, we wouldn’t have a reason to get up in the morning and to keep going.
So embrace those dreams and reassure people that they shouldn’t let them go. Create vision boards, spend time every day just imagining what it would be like to have those dreams as tangible things.
This is key to motivating people, because we have to feel the emotions of living the life we want.
It may seem like a huge burden to put other people’s lives in your hands, but you are capable and in essence, responsible to be a role model and set a positive example to your listeners.
Imagine a world in where we were all happy and woke up every morning excited about what the day will hold. Now imagine that you’re the reason why someone lives their life like this.
That’s at least one reason to continue speaking and engaging with new people every day.
We only get one life, but live it right and that’s enough.