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What it Takes To Become A Motivational Speaker

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By Rene Godefroy

I have heard that the turnover rate in the speaking industry is 90%. That sounds about right to me. It may be even more.

I know from experience when I started speaking, there were so many that started around the same time I did. Today, they are nowhere to be found. They completely vanished. They quit.

The remarkable thing is, they all had an advantage over me. English is their primary language. And they probably went to high school and college here in America. Well, at the time when I started, I was still learning English.

Come to think of it, I’m still learning today.

Let me tell you this…

I didn’t go to school here in America… I’m talking about high school or college. It was somewhat difficult for me to identify with American audiences.

I was thinking to myself, “How can I make them laugh? I don’t really have too much in common with them.” But that wasn’t going to stop me.


As you can imagine, I should be the quitter, right? Also, by all indications, the odds were stacked against me. So, how did I make it?

Well, I didn’t discover the magic bullet or formula that made me successful fast. I learned the hard way. I discovered everything I’m about to share with you through trial and error.

Nothing really fell into my lap by accident.

In fact, when I started I had no clue what I was going to talk about. I had never given a speech before. And I was a very shy fellow. But in spite of all that, I was sure speaking was my calling. I threw myself wholeheartedly into it. And I’m so glad I did.

After fumbling in the dark not knowing what to do for a long time, I started discovering what works and what doesn’t. Learn how to become motivational speaker

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