A Motivational Speech inspires audience members to make a change. If you’re very passionate on a particular subject, audience members will be able to feel your energy. It’s important to plan your speech out in advance, to ensure your message is both clear and appropriate for the audience you’re addressing and to ensure it creates a deep impact.
If you’re trying to motivate people to do something, it’s important to make the intended behavior clear. The level of explanation required may vary according to the topic of the speech. Provide enough information to give audience members a complete understanding of what you would like them to do and how they can get started. For example, if you’re giving a motivational speech to inspire the audience to quit smoking, clearly say you believe smoking is harmful to one’s health and offer tips to break the habit.
Include at least one personal story in your speech to which audience members can relate. Hearing your story will help inspire listeners and allow them to feel empowered to make a change. When you share your own success story, it adds a personal touch that allows listeners to really understand the impact making the change can have on their live. Your passion for the subject matter will really shine through as it has had such a deep impact on your life
A motivational speech is most effective when it is tailored to fit the audience. Different groups of people may respond better to a variety of diverse delivery methods. Listeners who are already knowledgeable on a particular subject matter may quickly become bored if too much background information is provided, while others with little prior knowledge will be lost without it. Other issues such as cultural and geographical factors should also be taken into consideration when preparing the speech.