The Motivational Speaker Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Motivational Speaker Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
How to Become a Motivational Speaker
In this course, you will learn how to become a motivational speaker. Topics covered in the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course include the following:
- Come Up with Speaking Topics
- Develop Your Areas of Expertise
- Create Speech Titles
- Check Out Your Competition
- Identify Your Benefits
- Know Your Target Audiences
- Hiring a Speechwriter
- Writing Your Own Speech
- Traits of a Good Speaker
- How to Improve Your Skills
Setting Up a Speaking Business
- Getting Started
- Preparing for a Speech
- Employees and Contractors
- Who Hires Speakers?
- A Potential Employer’s Greatest Fear
- How to Approach Employers
- Producing Demo Materials
- How to Get Employers to Approach You
- Preparing Proposals
- Rates of Pay
Types of Employers
- Best Ways for Beginners to Break In
- Conventions, Conferences, Meetings, and Trade Shows
- Seminar and Training Companies
- Corporations, Government Agencies, and Non-Profits
- Continuing Education
- Schools and Colleges
- Cruise Ships
- How a Bureau Works
- Getting a Bureau to Choose You
- A Few Cautions About Bureaus
Being Successful on the Job
- Ask “What Else Can I Do?”
- Sell Products
- Connect with Other Speakers
- Go the Extra Mile
- How to Present Your Own Seminars
What Happens In the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course
The Motivational Speaker Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Motivational Speaker Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Motivational Speaker Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
What Is Included in the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Motivational Speaker Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2020 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Motivational Speakers for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Motivational Speaker Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker (e-book edition)
It includes excellent details on how to get started from preparing my materials to finding my clients. I was in broadcasting for 21 years (so I am already known locally as the former weathercaster and newsperson) … I want to supplement my income and begin doing motivational speaking. Thank you soooo much for the most helpful guide I could receive in preparing for my new venture!!” – Melanie Walters
Registration Fee for the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course
You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online Motivational Speaker Certificate Course has previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and includes a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377. NEW YEAR SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course is priced at only $97 U.S. for the January 27, 2020 course.
How to Register
Click the “REGISTER NOW” button to register for the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course.
If the course is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.
Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
Easy Changes and Cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Money Can You Make as a Motivational Speaker?
As a motivational speaker you can earn thousands of dollars every time you speak – the fee is dependent on a number of factors, including experience and notoriety. Successful established speakers earn up to $10,000 or more for a single keynote (20-60 minute) speech. A talented beginner can earn as much as $1,000 per speech. Highly notable motivational speakers, such as former presidents or celebrities, can make $50,000 to $1,000,000 for a single speech.
What are the Qualities of a Good Motivational Speaker?
Four traits of successful speakers, including motivational speakers, are: confidence, credibility, dynamism and naturalness. For many audiences, your delivery is the most critical factor and it can make a significant difference in how information is perceived. Poor delivery can make the most interesting topic sound boring, while excellent delivery can make even a dull topic come alive.
How do I Start a Motivational Speaking Career?
Earning a certificate as a motivational speaker will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional motivational speaker. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Motivational Speaker Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional motivational speaker. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and “dream” careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life – you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.