Whilst there are MANY who are recognised as Motivational speakers, others are often referred to as inspirational speakers. So what is an ‘inspirational speaker’?
An inspirational speaker talks about themselves and lets you draw your own conclusions. It maybe they have faced something either horrific or done something heroic. Either the way their story and how they deliver it are inspirational and delivered to give a clear example of what CAN be achieved.
In contrast, a motivational speaker actively sets out to help their audience to improve in some way. Motivational Speakers typically help organisations, leaders and individuals become more efficient and excited about what they’re already doing.
The BIG difference here, is that inspirational is all based on the SPEAKERS experience in their own life, whereas a motivational speaker may well use stories but not necessarily their own to motivate an audience.