In a person’s life, there will come a time when he will feel like he has lost his way. When this happens, advice and encouragement from people are needed. But on a bigger scale, a motivational speaker will be much more effective because this speaker’s words can immensely change a person’s view of things.
Gather is what motivational speakers do. They gather people, gather thoughts, and gather success. These motivational speakers can just be what a person needs in preparing for war, literally and metaphorically.
Motivational speakers in modern times are known to provide encouragement to people to keep their heads in the game. Often, they tell people what to do and what habits, people, and situations to avoid. This involves changing their behaviour to become mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared for defeat and success. Often, motivational speakers teach people more on becoming rather than the being.
But in history, motivational speeches come from great leaders. Such words have been intensely and passionately delivered that their ideas have changed the face of history.
One of the best inspirational leaders of all time is — like it or not — Adolf Hitler.
Hitler’s voice created giants out of ordinary people in Germany. This is what made the Germans strong and unstoppable. Hitler’s speeches can be seen today in YouTube videos. And it is evident through the videos that Hitler speaks with passion and desire. His hand gestures and diction say that he is a speaker with tremendous conviction. He speaks and then pauses, to let the people cheer, and make them feel his emotions. He looks at people and makes them think as if he is talking directly to them even though he is actually talking to the whole of Germany.
Hitler’s speeches harnessed fear as a source of motivation. He used it to lure the German people. But then, aren’t people sometimes motivated by their fears? The tone of his voice urged the people to fight a war with him. His conviction has fed the hopes, the fears, and the dreams of the Germans.
Another great motivational speaker is Martin Luther King, Jr. His famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” was delivered in front of over 200,000 people and is now well-known across the world. He delivered speeches that advocated liberating the oppressed in America and ending the tyrannical idea of racial discrimination. Martin Luther King, Jr. held so much hope in his words that he sparked the idle hearts of the people. He was the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His words for equality are still well-respected and he is considered as one of the greatest orators in American history.
“We are still masters of our fates. We are still captain of our souls.”
These are the words of the famous speaker and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Before he was known as the great orator, he had to fight his own speech impediments, literally. Churchill had a lateral lisp throughout his career and stuttered — a condition which he termed as agonizing and severe. In fact, Churchill had a fear of not being able to coherently and intelligently answer a question in public. And when he delivered his first speech, he even fainted. But look at how his speeches have changed history. His words have urged the people to fight and spurred them to victory. He had no college degree, but in his heart he held a great voice so loud that it reverberated throughout the people.
This is how great the power is of motivational speakers. Words can sometimes be better weapons than bullets and swords. Words can last through history, and they can shape people.