Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Motivational Speaker

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The Benefits Of A Keynote Speaker

Motivational speakers can inspire, educate and motivate audiences. Hiring the right motivational speaker can transform your event from an ordinary occasion to an event that will live long in the memory of everyone involved. The motivational speaking industry is growing exponentially - in the US alone, it is worth over $2 billion - so now is the time to hire a speaker and discover why they are so impactful. 

Our latest blog post presents a complete guide to hiring a motivational speaker. From their many benefits to the science behind public speaking and how to contact our team, this is your one-stop shop for motivational speaking. 


How to Hire a Motivational Speaker

With The Motivational Speakers Agency, hiring a speaker could not be easier. Our team of trained, professional booking agents have perfected the process! Find out more below. 

Step 1: Browse Our Website

The first step is simple: browse our website. We have organised our speakers into helpful categories so you can find your perfect speaker quickly and easily. Start on our motivational speakers category page and browse our available speakers. Or, if you have a specific speaker in mind, head to our search bar and type in their name. Each motivational speaker has a dedicated profile with videos, speaking topics and testimonials. 

Step 2: Contact a Booking Agent

Whether you have completed step one or not, we welcome you to contact a booking agent! Our team is well-adept at sourcing and providing speakers based on your requirements, so you only have to brief us. If you already have a speaker in mind, we will contact the individual and check their schedule to ensure they can attend your event. 

We have interviewed many of the speakers on our website, including Clive Woodward, so keep an eye out for our interview content! The videos showcase our speakers and their services. 

Step 3: Contracts & Invoices

Next, we will generate contracts for you to sign and invoices to process. With two decades of experience, our team have perfected the hiring process, including the appropriate paperwork. We will also set up a conference call between you and the speaker, so you can meet them and ask any questions. With The Motivational Speakers Agency, your event is in safe hands. 

Benefits of Hiring a Motivational Speaker

We have compiled a list of reasons why a motivational speaker can benefit your next occasion. If you are already convinced and want to discover the best speaker for your event, contact our team or read our post on the 20 Motivational Speakers With Inspiring Stories to Share.

Engaging Presence

This is perhaps the most important thing a motivational speaker can do at an event. Irrespective of the topic of your occasion, you need to keep audiences interested and engaged throughout the evening; otherwise, you risk people getting bored and leaving early.

Hiring the right motivational speaker can eliminate this danger as they can share stories about their careers, teaching people valuable life skills. If your team lacks motivation and is disengaged, a motivational speaker will reignite their spark. Keep audiences hooked from start to finish with a motivational speaker. 

Inspiring High Performance

Many organisations hire motivational speakers to make a difference in their workplace, motivating people to be their best in their professional and personal lives. Encouraging people to work hard, never give up and be ambitious, a good motivational speaker will leave people keen to make changes for the better.

One of our motivational speakers who can help with this is the successful sales expert Tony Morris. Also known as the "Sales Doctor," Tony is a highly skilled sales expert and prominent keynote speaker. His primary objective is to assist employees in reaching their objectives and taking advantage of sales opportunities. Tony delivers practical strategies that audiences can implement to enhance their sales performance.

Building Resilience

Throughout everyone’s careers, there will be occasions when they have to confront negative experiences. Whilst this is necessary to be successful, it is easier said than done - this is where a motivational speaker can come in handy.

Particularly in the workplace, employees face adversity every single day. From interpersonal conflict to challenging clients and tight deadlines, all these hurdles can lead to poor wellbeing. A motivational speaker will teach their audience key resilience and mental strength, skills that will allow them to overcome adversity. 

Science Behind Motivational Speaking

The science behind motivation can be filtered into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, referring to the mental drive to complete a task. Neither one is better than the other, and as humans, we are capable of experiencing both at different stages in our lives.

External Rewards

Let’s start with external rewards. The Incentive Theory suggests that external rewards drive individuals to complete tasks and better themselves. This is proven with motivational speakers who represent an audience’s desired rewards, such as the sporting fame and personal achievements of Rebecca Adlington. The Incentive Theory of motivation suggests that an individual’s drive is external rewards.

When you hire a motivational speaker with The Motivational Speakers Agency, one of the first questions we will ask you is, “what do you want to achieve with your event?” If your answer is “high performance in the workplace,” we will suggest speakers who model high performance. 

Emotional Satisfaction

The Drive-Reduction Theory presents the opposite ideology of The Incentive Theory, relying on an individual’s intrinsic nature. It suggests that motivation is propelled by biological needs, similar to birds born with the drive to migrate. 

Humans have a desire for internal balance and a need for inner peace. Motivational speakers elicit that internal reward through their inspirational stories. They tap into their audiences’ needs, whether mental peace or self-love, to prioritise internal rewards. 

Dopamine Release

Motivation can be directly linked to a positive release of dopamine. Neurotransmitters carry chemical messages between your brain and the rest of your body, producing a response to external stimuli. Though it is linked to many emotions, dopamine is commonly considered the “feel-good hormone.”

Motivational speeches release those feel-good hormones with inspirational stories and a positive stage presence. Audiences come away with a newfound perspective on life and a positive outlook. If your team is unmotivated, a speaker will unite them under a common goal and lead to a better workplace culture. 

Book a Motivational Speaker Today!

The Motivational Speakers Agency has many superb speakers available for hire. Call us today at 0207 0787 876 or fill in our online contact form to book your speaker.

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After graduating from his role as a celebrity sales executive to sales manager, Jack Hayes was appointed as a Director of The Motivational Speakers Agency in 2012, becoming a founding member of the European Association of Speakers Bureaux (EASB) in 2013. In his seven years as a company director, Jack has led projects for clients that include Vodafone, Credit Suisse, The Economic Times’ Global Business Summit, British Airways, the Abu Dhabi Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF), HSBC, Lad Bible and the NHS, in addition to media collaborations with the likes of Metro, The Leicester Mercury, Sky Sports and ITV. Jack has also used his influence to convince the world’s top speakers to choose The Motivational Speakers Agency. He has built relationships with the minds behind global success stories including Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard; former Google MD Dan Cobley and global adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. With all the speaking opportunities that Jack has facilitated, there is one that stands out above all others as his proudest. When he began as a sales executive, there was one man Jack wanted to book as a speaker more than any other - Apple’s innovative Creative Director, Ken Segall. In 2019, Ken Segall is due to speak at our very own networking event, at London’s iconic skyscraper, Searcys at the Gherkin, proving just how committed Jack is to reaching his lofty aspirations.

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