Inspirational speakers' fees can vary from very minimal to upwards of $50,000, depending on the speaker you are trying to book. The more well-known the speaker is, the larger his or her fee will likely be.
Some speakers will make themselves available for additional events when they book an out-of-town job.
Our donors were so inspired by the amazing speaker we hired, we nearly doubled our fundraising goal!
Employee morale was at an all-time low, but after our team retreat with the speaker, we saw a major increase in employee satisfaction.
Inspirational speakers are used for an array of different events and by a variety of organizations. They can be extremely valuable as motivators for employees, volunteers or donors -- potentially improving productivity levels and/or spurning people into desired action.
Many employers will hire inspirational speakers to rally their employees, especially in times of significant internal change or generally low morale. These speakers share insight, experiences, expertise and/or objectivity to motivate and reenergize the audience.
Motivational speakers can come from a wide range of backgrounds. They can be political speakers, humanitarian speakers or religious speakers or they may be experts on various social or economic topics.
Depending on the nature of your organization and the purpose of your event, hiring an inspiration-oriented speaker may be exactly the right move to compel your audience into taking whatever action you are trying to achieve. If you are hosting a fundraising event, popular inspirational speakers can be a tremendous draw for potential donors and can greatly aid your organization in meeting its monetary goal.
These kinds of speakers tend to be very adept at tugging on audiences' heartstrings. Truly great motivational speakers can make every individual in the room feel as though he or she is addressing the then directly -- even speaking about the particular problems they are currently facing. Choosing a speaker who is highly identifiable to the demographic your event is trying to reach is in an invaluable tool for the event's success. The more a person can identify with your situation or cause, the more likely he or she will be to passionately support your efforts.
Inspirational or motivational speakers can be perfect for almost any kind of event; however, they are particularly effective for fundraising events -- addressing church congregations and educational forums. Many draw on their personal experiences in life to illustrate how audiences can turn a negative or challenging experience into a positive one.
Famous people who have attained high success in their chosen field -- whether sports, acting politics or any other area -- are the most likely to help you succeed in your event's mission. A big name will draw an audience in, and then the effectiveness of the talk can easily solidify someone's commitment to your cause.
Motivationgrid.com compiled a list of some of the best motivational speakers in the world as well as some of the best speeches they've delivered to audiences. These speakers have an effortless way of connecting with audiences and evoking powerful emotional responses. By joining knowledge and passion for a subject, these speakers are able to connect with audiences on a personal level. Speakers who can address controversial or sensitive subjects -- such as addiction and recovery, religion or social activism causes -- can have a tremendous impact on whether supporters identify with and choose to support a cause or not.
Our speakers bureau can help you choose the ideal speaker for whatever event you are planning.
Published by Cindi Davis on September 16, 2015
Over the past two centuries – and far more! – great minds have uttered truisms that still resonate today. Here are just a few that students of history will remember:
Cato the Elder - “Carthago delenda est”
Way back, around 100 B.C., a Roman senator declared at the end of every one of his speeches that their mortal enemy, Carthage, must be destroyed. He is still remembered for these words – most probably because Rome won the Punic wars and completely destroyed the Carthaginian civilization.
Winston Churchill - “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
Born of an American mother and a noted British statesman, Sir Winston enjoyed a remarkable career – with all its vicissitudes – that is still unrivaled by any other modern politician of the 20th century. His remark here refers to the Royal Air Force and their extraordinary effort that turned back the Luftwaffe and Hitler's regime when it seemed on the verge of dominating not only Europe, but also the world.
Ronald Reagan - “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
In the midst of the Cold War – admittedly not as tense as the Cuban Missile Crisis – President Reagan would embark on a strategy that would send the former Soviet Union into bankruptcy. While it would cost the American taxpayer an enormous sum of money, it would also end five decades of nuclear worry.
Updated by Cindi Davis on November 2, 2015
There is much we can learn from the stand-out inspirational speakers of days both distant and recent, and it is inspirational even just to remember these speakers and some of their most moving words. Many today seek great and/or famous speakers to attend their events and motivate their employees, volunteer workers, donors, or others, and such "big name" speakers can greatly boost morale, productivity, and fund-raising. The bigger crowds such speakers draw gain publicity for the organization that invited them to speak, and attendees hear words that engender clear thinking, emotive response, and appropriate follow-up actions
One of the most renowned inspirational speakers whose words moved the hearts and minds of her audience and changed history in a dramatic way was Queen Elizabeth I of England.
In Tilbury, the English army gathered to await a possible invasion by forces transported by the famed Spanish Armada, and the country's beloved "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I, arrived in person to speak and boost soldiers' morale. She reminded them of her connection with them by repeatedly calling them "my people." She made clear her commitment to them, noting she had come among them "not for recreation or sport" but to "live or die among you." Finally, she showed her confidence in them and in the final outcome by saying, "by your valor in the field" we shall "shortly have a famous victory" over our enemies.
While the quick-maneuvering English ships and some timely storms sank the Armada so that an invasion never occurred, Elizabeth's words of defiant resolve made it certain that her troops would have been ready to face the battle.