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Ty Howard Seminars(TM), a division of InspiraGen Institute LLC, is one of the region’s leading providers of 'customized' intensive coaching and seminars designed to train and develop professional speakers, motivational speakers, public seminar leaders, and corporate trainers for profitable traction and growing success. We consistently offer the highest quality result-based 'customized' (personalized and provided one-on-one to you for your professional speaking and/or training business) intensive coaching programs and seminars for our target clients in the North-East Region.

5 Easy Steps to Creating a Dynamic Motivational Speech

Copyright © 2017 by Ty Howard.   All rights reserved.

Have you ever witnessed a professional motivational speaker wowing an audience with his/her dynamic motivational message?

Did you wonder during or afterwards, how they developed such an impactful message?

Would you like to be able to create and deliver the same type of dynamic and impactful motivational presentation?

If you answered, YES! YES! YES! You have the passion and enthusiasm to experience and celebrate the same successful outcomes as the great professional motivational speakers of the past and present. You just have to take action! Learn, apply, practice and master the below 5 Easy Steps to Creating a Dynamic Motivational Speech.

Here’s how it’s done.

1) Identify Your Primary Motivational Speech Subject.

Answer the following four questions:

– What do you want to speak about in your dynamic motivational speech?
– Why do you feel an audience needs to hear this motivational message?
– What do you feel are four known challenges facing this audience?
– If you can only address one of your four listed known challenges, which one would you go with?

The known challenge that you’ve chosen to go with is now “Your Primary Motivational Speech Subject,” your primary focal point. A dynamic motivational speech is a simple and clear motivational message. It’s not a speech where a speaker is trying to stuff ten pounds of potatoes into a five pound bag. From this point forward you’re going to K.I.S.S. every audience — Keep It Simple Speaker!

2) Create a Clear and Simple Purpose for Your Dynamic Motivational Speech.

What do you want the audience to do, avoid, stop doing, or better understand by the end of your dynamic motivational speech?

Your answer to this question will become the “Clear and Simple Purpose for Your Dynamic Motivational Speech.” My Rule of Thumb is for you to take your written answer and simplify it down to fifteen words or less. Yes, that simple! A clear and simple purpose for your dynamic motivational speech is as important as entering a correct address into a car or mobile GPS system. If you wish for your audience to arrive at the right place of thinking and acting as a result of your presentation, you must enter into your dynamic motivational speech’s GPS system a purpose that is clear, simple, and correct.

3) Develop Three Main Essential Points for Your Dynamic Motivational Speech.

An Essential Point is a call to action. Every call to action starts with an action word. Here are three examples of Three Main Essential Points.

Title of Sample Speech: The Heart of a Winner

Main Essential Point #1: See, and Develop the Heart of a Winner

Main Essential Point #2: Attach Your Heart to a Purpose

Main Essential Point #3: Inspire and Teach Others to Win with Heart

A few additional action word examples are “Identify,” “Create,” “Develop,” “Make,” “Use,” “Know,” “Reach,” “Wake Up,” “Avoid,” “Capture,” “Strive,” etc. Calls to action create ongoing connection and impact with an audience. It better positions a potential motivational message from a standpoint of talking at an audience to a dynamic standpoint of connecting with and talking to an audience. Calls to action are the pistons that make your dynamic motivational speech go and grow in the hearts and minds of the audience. If you truly want to deliver a dynamic motivational speech that will have the audience loving and appreciating you in the end, never leave home without your main essential points (calls to action).

4) Attach One Personal Story to Each of Your Three Main Essential Points.

The wow, impact and connection a professional motivational speaker transmits throughout an audience—always comes from his/her personal stories. Carefully and correctly chosen stories are what make or break a dynamic motivational speech. Choose the wrong personal stories and the audience can become turned-off, confused or bored. Choose the right personal stories and the audience will be inspired, motivated and empowered.

Remember, every carefully chosen and constructed personal story is as important as the one you tell before or after it.

Title of Sample Speech: The Heart of a Winner

Main Essential Point #1: See, and Develop the Heart of a Winner
Story #1: A Personal Story / Example on Seeing a Winner’s Heart

Main Essential Point #2: Attach Your Heart to a Purpose
Story #2: A Personal Story / Example on Connecting to Purpose

Main Essential Point #3: Inspire and Teach Others to Win with Heart
Story #3: A Personal Story / Example on Inspiring Others to Win

– To cap off your dynamic motivational speech, restate all three of your Main Essential Points in a short, quick, recap list ‘one time’ before transitioning into your conclusion (the close of your dynamic motivational speech). With this format, you’re applying the old traditional and proven method of: “Tell ‘em what you’re going to Tell ‘em. Tell ‘em. Then Tell ‘em what you told them.” It’s a tried and proven format. It makes sense. It’s simple. And it works!

5) Use the Ty Howard 3-1-2 Dynamic Motivational Speech Development Method to Bring Things All Together.

There are three main parts of an effective speech: 1) The Opening, 2) The Body, and 3) The Conclusion. My 3-1-2 Dynamic Motivational Speech Development Method is very simple—and will have you celebrating impressive results, time and time again. I want you to write first – The Conclusion of your speech, second – The Opening of your speech, and third – The Body of your speech.

“Why?” you ask. I believe in Dr. Stephen Covey’s philosophy, “One should begin with the end in mind.” This concept comes from Dr. Covey’s Second Habit in his “The 7 Habits to Highly Effective People Process: Habit 2 – Begin with the End Mind.” When it comes to creating and delivering a dynamic motivational speech, you should definitely know your conclusion and opening cold. Studies have shown that an audience mostly remembers the first thing and the last thing a speaker says when delivering a speech. The great benefit of knowing your conclusion cold is if for some unknown reason your speech time is shortened, you will be able to remove content from The Body of your dynamic motivational speech, and still close with a bang.

Learn, apply, practice and master the above 5 Easy Steps to Creating a Dynamic Motivational Speech, and I assure you that the best motivational speech you will ever give is your next dynamic motivational speech—with clarity, purpose, connection, and a memorable bang.

 


About the Author: Ty Howard,
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ty Howard SeminarsTM

Ty Howard is an internationally recognized keynote motivational speaker, organizational development consultant, executive and leadership development coach, and a national best-selling author. He is a leading authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize leadership and employee performance and success. Ty Howard is the creator and lead facilitator of the trademarked “Untie the Knots®” Optimal Performance Process, and the author of Untie the Knots®: Freeing Yourself from Toxic Habits, Choices, People, and Relationships, as well as dozens of published articles on how to successfully plan, start, develop and grow a profitable speaking business. For more information on his intensive coaching programs and services for motivational speakers, and speaker and trainer business development, visit: http://tyhowardseminars.com/coaching_services/.

 

How to Start a Speaking Business Talking to Teens

Copyright © 2017 by Ty Howard. All rights reserved.

Teens today – more than ever – need to hear and experience passionate and positive messages from people who truly care about them and their future success. When you love to stand in front of young people and speak to them about their choices, awareness and prevention, and capturing their goals and greatness — you are making a difference in the preparation of tomorrow’s leaders.

To start a speaking business talking to teens comes with a cheap startup cost. As a professional speaker for teens you will invest time in researching topics, needs and honing a good presentation. You will also have to inject the aspect of entertainment and constant engagement in order to succeed in this business.

Here are a few tips and strategies to consider as you move forward on your quest to start a speaking business talking to teens:

Recognize Your Field of Expertise

You should consider your education, interest and background. What do you bring to the table that will relate to and inspire young people to believe in themselves and work hard for a brighter future? And more importantly, why should teens listen to you? What makes you different from all of the other people in a teenager’s life who’s trying to inspire them to do and be the best?

It all starts with your field of expertise. What life has taught and shown you. You can bring formal knowledge and education to the table and/or you can bring real- life and world experiences to the table. You will definitely have to have the unique ability to engage, inspire, connect with, and create a fun while learning – attention grabbing – presentation for TEENS.

Speak to Them, NOT at Them

You have to develop a special message that is relevant and significant to today’s teenagers. For instance, spend more time talking about the world they currently live in and not your entire presentation talking about how things were when you were growing up 10, 20 or 30+ years ago. Use icons and personal stories they can relate to and find solutions in.

When speaking to young people — always be honest and uplifting. Do not spend your entire speech tearing down a teen audience by berating them and telling them all the negative things you see teens doing wrong today. Believe it or not, there are many more teens in the world today that are doing positive and great things than there are those that are doing negative and criminal type things.

Training and Coaching

You should consider obtaining some training and coaching from a top professional speaker who currently speaks to teens regularly, someone who’s been speaking to teens at least 10 years or more.

You can also seek training and guidance on public speaking skills and business development by taking classes at a local community college. The National Speakers Association (NSA) provides an academy to help good teen speakers transition to the world of funded speaking engagements.

Participate in a Speaking Association

You should join and be part of an association for speakers. The advantages of membership involve a network of likeminded professionals who deliberate and share concerns and a listing within the membership directory. Some of the organizations that you should check out are the Professional Speaking Association, the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International.

Market your availability to offer presentations and to make keynote addresses or speeches to teen groups. You can approach and ask for help from the schools, colleges, clubs, camps, community youth centers, and other non-profit organizations that work with teens. Create and handout business cards and a speaker brochure (Speaker One Sheet). You can also join the network groups. Have a website developer to create and launch for you a website that has your in-depth background details, video clips of you speaking to teen groups, and testimonials from your previous presentations.

BONUS: How to Be a Good Motivational Speaker at Schools

There are a lot of motivational speakers for teens who find schools as the best place to concentrate and market their services. If you are seriously thinking of being a motivational speaker for teens, be sure that you also follow these tips:

• Get into the teenager’s world.
• Imagine your personal experiences as a teen.
• Avoid talking down to young people.
• You need to be genuine and honest with young people.
• Talk to the school ahead of time regarding what is happening on the campus.
• Advertise yourself and your services to the special activities directors, school counselors, school principals,
/////PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association), and to the advisors for the student council.
• Name your price for the marketplace; do not price yourself out of the marketplace.
• Coordinate with some other speakers who regularly speak to teens.
• Attempt to schedule 2 schools on the same day.
• Help schools through getting sponsors.
• You can also offer to present program for the parents.
• Do a few local schools non-fee (for free), so you can obtain video footage, experience and testimonials.
• Get recommendations for other schools.

 


About the Author: Ty Howard,
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ty Howard SeminarsTM

Ty Howard is an internationally recognized keynote motivational speaker, organizational development consultant, executive and leadership development coach, and a national best-selling author. He is a leading authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize leadership and employee performance and success. Ty Howard is the creator and lead facilitator of the trademarked “Untie the Knots®” Optimal Performance Process, and the author of Untie the Knots®: Freeing Yourself from Toxic Habits, Choices, People, and Relationships, as well as dozens of published articles on how to successfully plan, start, develop and grow a profitable speaking business. For more information on his intensive coaching programs and services for motivational speakers, and speaker and trainer business development, visit: http://tyhowardseminars.com/coaching_services/.

 

Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting a Speaking Business

Copyright © 2017 by Ty Howard. All rights reserved.

Being a motivational speaker is one of the popular career options for many these days and a lot of people are enticed to pursue this career mainly because of the surprising amount of money they can make if they start to work as a motivational speaker. When it comes to starting up a speaking business, it is very important to ensure that you know the biggest pitfalls that you need to avoid when establishing this kind of business. One of the things you need to keep in mind is that this kind of business is not the right choice for you if you are not really passionate in standing and talking in front of people.

The following are the leading five pitfalls that you have to avoid – every step of the way – when you choose to work as a motivational or professional speaker:

Unclear Thinking

If you find it hard to describe what you’re talking about in just one sentence, you might be guilty of having fuzzy focus or attempting to cover a lot of topics in one speech. The listeners might be confused too and their attention would wander soon. Whether you’re improving your presentations or you are helping somebody else to come up with a good speech, begin your creative process through writing down a summary with just one sentence.

No Clear and Understandable Structure

You have to make it simple for the audience to follow what you’re saying. They would remember the words you said better and you would as well since you deliver your ideas and information in a clear and understandable structured format. When you waffle, ramble or failed to get to the point, your listeners will soon tune you out. Think of structure as if you’ve created and are now communicating a sound process through your carefully prepared special message.

No Notable Stories

People seldom remember the exact words that you utter. Rather, they recall those mental images which were inspired by the words you mentioned. Support your key points with relevant and vivid stories. You have to help your audience to “create the film” within their heads through the use of some memorable characters, dialogue, exciting situations, lessons learned, humor, perseverance, and suspense.

No Emotional Bond

The most powerful communication is the one that combines both emotional and intellectual connections. Intellectual means attractive to educated self-interest with reasoned and data arguments. Emotions is coming from engaging the imaginations of the listeners and getting them involved within your own illustrative stories through frequent usage of the “you” word and responding to the unspoken question “What is in this for me?”. Use a high I/you fraction. You need to put your listener into the story.

Mistaken Level of Abstraction

Are you giving the huge picture and generalities if the listeners are hungry for facts, details and how-to’s? Or, will you drown them in data if they have to position themselves with the overview then find out why they must care. Get on a similar wave length with the listeners. Fat words are those which define the large picture, ideals, goals and outcomes. Skinny words are the minute details and specific what, who, how and when. Generally, senior management requires fat words and the middle management needs the middle words. Technical consumer and staff hot line users are all hungry for the skinny words. Research, practice, master, and learn to confidently deliver to each audience exactly what they need.

As you now see, pitfalls can be extremely costly to your speaking business, try your best to avoid these. If you brush them off, then you may find yourself out of the speaking business sooner than you think. The more you can improve yourself, by learning from your mistakes and avoiding the pitfalls of this business, the more you can show your speaking and business success potential.

 


About the Author: Ty Howard,
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ty Howard SeminarsTM

Ty Howard is an internationally recognized keynote motivational speaker, organizational development consultant, executive and leadership development coach, and a national best-selling author. He is a leading authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize leadership and employee performance and success. Ty Howard is the creator and lead facilitator of the trademarked “Untie the Knots®” Optimal Performance Process, and the author of Untie the Knots®: Freeing Yourself from Toxic Habits, Choices, People, and Relationships, as well as dozens of published articles on how to successfully plan, start, develop and grow a profitable speaking business. For more information on his intensive coaching programs and services for motivational speakers, and speaker and trainer business development, visit: http://tyhowardseminars.com/coaching_services/.

 

How to Become a Successful Motivational Speaker

Copyright © 2017 by Ty Howard. All rights reserved.

Becoming a successful motivational speaker can be a difficult and challenging art and business to master. Facing and pushing your way through the fears of public speaking is one thing, building a successful motivational speaking business is another. Sure, you have a high level of passion, a story to tell, you’re articulate, and you’ve inspired a few people along the way. The career of a professional motivational speaker has gained massive popularity and more and more people are now considering having a profession within this industry. A successful motivational speaker can potentially earn $1,000 up to $100,000s for every motivational presentation.

If you are serious about becoming a successful motivational speaker, here are a few helpful tips and techniques to assist you in attaining your ultimate goal and dream.

Have a Special Message to Convey

The best motivational speaker has something special and inspiring to say and this is something which is derived from his or her personal experiences. This person is successful for the reason that he or she speaks on a basis of personal stories. We all know that personal stories are easy to relate to and are quite convincing.

If you are planning to be a motivational speaker, you have to determine the special messages (personal stories) you would like to get across. What does your target audience want to hear? Could you deliver this form of message? Being too vague or general will just lessen your odds for success before even you got started.

Your Success Journey Will Require a Proven Coach and Mentor

You always have been a great public speaker and you believe that being a successful motivational speaker is the right choice for you. The eye-opening challenge to know here is that it seems much easier to be said than done.

The successful motivational speaker did not arrive at where he or she is today all by themselves. Learning from the best speaker business development coach or mentor is certainly a great idea. It is very important to see and learn from what others have done and gone through as they found their way to the top. You have to establish connections and talk to high achieving professional motivational speakers who are thriving in the industry today. Then look for the best coach or mentor who will teach and show you business strategies you can use to thrive in this profession too. Working with a coach or mentor will help you a lot in refining the skills you have cultivated, and building your profitable and successful motivational speaking business ‘the right way’.

Know Your Target Audience

You have to decide who should be your target audience before you get started in writing and practicing a dynamic and engaging motivational speech. Every group of individuals must be approached in a particular way. When you do not consider what your target audience needs to hear and learn, you will fail in making your message highly relevant and in making a connection.

Continuously Develop Your Skills in Public Speaking

Even when you possess the greatest and the most inspiring personal lessons and stories to share, you will fail because of poor speaking skills. Work hard on continuously mastering your skills in public speaking. The most ideal way of seeing what you do is to video record your speech presentations. When done, spend some time to view the recording and observe them very carefully.

You should pay close attention to the quality of your voice, diction, body language, and your eye contact you established with the audience. Learn how you should speak to sound reassuring, engaging and natural. You can even take a course on public speaking at your local community college or join a local Toastmasters Club (www.toastmasters.org); this will help you to hone your skills.

Look for the Most Suitable Speaking Opportunities

A successful motivational speaker makes use of the ‘right fit’ speaking opportunities. This will help you in establishing a much better connection and make your audience feel comfortable with you. Know that not every audience or speaking opportunity will not be the ‘right fit’ or match for you. Know your lane, respect the industry, never tarnish your name or brand, and ultimately be true to yourself as you build and grow in becoming a successful motivational speaker.

Take note of these tips and hope for the best as you pursue and hopefully capture your dream career.

 


About the Author: Ty Howard,
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ty Howard SeminarsTM

Ty Howard is an internationally recognized keynote motivational speaker, organizational development consultant, executive and leadership development coach, and a national best-selling author. He is a leading authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize leadership and employee performance and success. Ty Howard is the creator and lead facilitator of the trademarked “Untie the Knots®” Optimal Performance Process, and the author of Untie the Knots®: Freeing Yourself from Toxic Habits, Choices, People, and Relationships, as well as dozens of published articles on how to successfully plan, start, develop and grow a profitable speaking business. For more information on his intensive coaching programs and services for motivational speakers, and speaker and trainer business development, visit: http://tyhowardseminars.com/coaching_services/.