A motivational speaker aims to stir people’s emotions so they aspire personal success, have courage, think big and not just settle for mediocrity. Motivational speakers make people inspirationally dissatisfied. They are usually hired in sales rallies and conferences to rah-rah people.
There are many excellent motivational speakers in the Philippines. You can hire them to help you get people “motivated”. However, when you want to provide leaders learning experiences that encourage, equip, and enable them to lead people and deliver your organizational ambitions, you need more than a motivational speaker. Most organizations actually need leadership speakers.
Because personal motivation is just one of the six sources of influence you can use to engage people. Many organizations fail to keep employees motivated because they ignore or don’t know the other five sources of influence.
I can tell you more about empowering leaders later. Allow me to continue sharing bits and pieces about motivation.
Motivation means inner stimulus or action. It comes from the word motive. In Filipino, motivation is motibo.
Motibo is not a bad word. In simple words, to ask about people’s motivation is to know what things push them to do something. Ano ang nagtutulak sayo para gawin ang isang bagay?
Para kanino ka bumabangon? is a question of motivation.
- Speech Themes
- What is a motivational speaker?
- Why companies hire motivational speakers?
- How one becomes a motivational speaker?
- About Jef Menguin
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Speeches that provide practical ways to accelerate career growth.
These speeches incorporate principles, procedures, and techniques you can immediately use.
These speeches showcase how top professionals embrace both as a lifestyle and strategy.
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Most motivational speeches highlight personal dreams.
Remarkable people don’t just aim for success, they work on creating meaning in their life.
There are people who intend to “live for others”. These speeches are for teachers and change makers around us.
Motivation is one thing. Ability is another.
Get yourself motivated and develop your abilities so you can achieve anything you want.
These speeches provide leaders the technology to switch their motivation on and improve their ability to get things done.
Many motivational speakers offer you commodities. They sell to you packaged or canned speeches that have lots of make-me-hungry-for-more motivational stories and dozens of life rules they learned from famous motivational speakers and authors from the US of A. You will pay for results you don’t have a clue.
You can find motivational speakers in the Philippines who are creative problem solvers, who are original, and whose purpose and passion is to make a difference.
What can be done?
So you can get the most from the experiences, get motivational speakers in the Philippines who are willing and able to tailor their speeches to serve your purpose.
Focus the speech topic on specific change in attitude and ability. Make it inspiring, relevant, and engaging. Because excellent motivational speakers must help you move your people to the direction of your organization — and not just to any direction.
If you are here because you are looking for someone who can help you develop leaders and equip your people so they switch their minds into thinking of big things and improve the way they perform their jobs, I am going to help you.
Personally, I consider what I do to be beyond motivational speaking. But the title is of small consequence. What matter, really, is what change in people you intend to see. We can talk and find out if there is anything I can do for you.
You know your challenges. I don’t have to remind you about them. I don’t have to sell to you your problems. You are looking for solutions. You are one of those people who hope that someone, a motivational speaker perhaps, can help you.
I know a few solutions.
Solutions that move leaders from stories to processes.
Solutions that move leaders from motivation to habits to discipline.
Solutions that move leaders from encouragement to enabling to engagement.
I commit to help you
Entrepreneur, Leadership Speaker, & LX Designer
He helps organizations produce exponential growth.
He is the President of Business Innovation Talent and Development (BITD).
In Business Innovation, he is responsible for designing new learning experiences in Leadership Development, Customer Experience Management, Design Thinking, and Employee Engagement.
He started his career as a professional speaker in 2005. Each year, he delivers more than 40 speeches to leaders at all levels. Nowadays, Jef Menguin accepts few speaking engagements to focus his time in his businesses and on creating online courses, hosting conferences, and writing books.
He is a trusted speaker on personal excellence, employee engagement, everyday leadership, and entrepreneurship.
He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster.
Jef Menguin has empowered thousands of leaders in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Singapore.
What is a motivational speaker?
A motivational speaker is a speaker who delivers speeches to motivate an audience. In the Philippines, a motivational speaker is usually invited to sales rallies, multi-level marketing meetings, conferences, and company wide events to rah-rah employees.
Many motivational speakers use stories to arouse emotions. Some Filipino motivational speakers use self-depracating humor to keep their audiences laughing. Because of the trend, many motivational speakers sound like stand-up comedians whose goal is to get a belly laugh every single sentence.
Since the competition in motivational speaking is getting stiffer, many speakers find more ways to entertain people. Some motivational speakers also perform magic on stage to drive a point. Firewalking, singing, and cursing are now tools of the trade.
Typical topics of Filipino motivational speakers are financial freedom, positive thinking, and resilience.
Though usually interchangeable, a motivational speaker is not the same as inspirational speaker. Motivational speakers focus on your external desires. Inspirational speakers on your internal aspirations. You can simply say that many motivational speakers talk more about how to get more money and inspirational speakers on how to make more meaning.
It goes without saying that not all speakers are motivational speakers. Most professional speakers, in fact, invested their time and energy helping clients find doable and actionable solutions to their challenges.
Why companies in the Philippines hire motivational speakers?
There was a time that when managers searched for “motivational speaker in the Philippines”, they actually needed speakers who could help them solve challenges which were anything but employee motivation.
I do not blame them.
A great number of people think that all speakers are motivational speakers. And many speakers in the Philippines brand themselves as motivational speakers because people are looking for them.
I was one of them.
I am a leadership speaker but it seemed that no one was looking for a “leadership speaker”. They were searching for “motivational speakers” who could speak about leadership, customer service, teamwork, change, and others.
Though many managers frequently mentioned “lack of motivation” as a challenge, I quickly learned that the biggest problems of Filipino organizations are leadership and engagement.
I don’t want you to settle for less.
This is why I want you to learn what you ought to know about motivation, engagement, influence, and leadership.
I want you to create experiences that will help your people embrace change.
You have better options.
How one can become a motivational speaker in the Philippines?
It seemed that everyone can become a motivational speaker in the Philippines. One does not need any certification so he can call himself a motivational speaker.
But make no mistake. Although anyone can claim that he is the best motivational speaker in the Philippines, and good marketing can make one attract first time clients, to gain respectable success, one must add value.
This means that anyone who has the passion to help people through motivational speaking must persevere to improve his craft.
More than learning the ability to deliver speeches, he needs to learn human motivation, behavior, and performance.
When you want to become a motivational speaker and you need to learn about public speaking, you may join one of my public speaking courses.