Are your people feeling down? Is morale waning? We can help! The Speakers Group represents some of the most empowering speakers on the planet to inspire your employees at your next event.
Do I need an inspirational speaker or a motivational speaker?
According to Wikipedia, an inspirational speaker is one who “address[es] audiences with the aim of inspiring the listeners to higher values or engendering understanding about life and themselves.” Wikipedia describes a motivational speaker as one who has “the proven ability to lift up, educate and motivate their audiences.”
There are indeed similarities between inspirational speakers and motivational speakers, and someone could be labeled as both simultaneously. One subtle difference, though, is that inspirational speakers are often known for having a warm, encouraging message, sometimes based on a story of overcoming great obstacles. Motivational speakers, on the other hand, may be more dynamic and energetic, with a presentation geared toward “firing up” an audience.
To inspire, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is to fill with enlivening or exalting emotion. To motivate is to provide with an incentive; move to action; impel. Note that inspiration connects with emotion; motivation connects with action.
How can inspirational speakers strengthen a meeting or conference?
Professionals today are working more hours than ever, on average, and are under greater stress, resulting in burnout, depression, frustration, and other negative side effects. They find less time for their families and for themselves. Inspirational speakers bring a refreshing message of hope and encouragement, and can rejuvenate audience members, boosting morale and injecting optimism.
In addition, when a meeting, convention or conference agenda is packed with in-depth, sometimes technical, content, an inspirational speaker can provide a mental break to program participants, enliven their spirits, and allow them to better receive and internalize the vast amount of material the meeting organizer has prepared for them. Audience members will feel better, find greater value in the meeting program, and appreciate the meeting planner for their efforts.
Show me the speakers!
There are a number of outstanding inspirational speakers available to enrich a meeting, conference or convention. You’ll find many candidates on our site here — so feel free to browse around — or just tell us a little about your event on the form below and we’ll go to work for you!