Become a Motivational Speaker

You will learn: what a motivational speaker does and how to do motivational speaking, how to develop your skills to succeed in a motivational speaking career, how to get hired for a job as a motivational speaker, and how to start your own motivational speaking business and get clients.

What Happens In the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course

The Motivational Speaker Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College 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.

Course Topics

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:

Introduction

Getting Ready

  • Come Up with Speaking Topics
  • Develop Your Areas of Expertise
  • Create Speech Titles
  • Check Out Your Competition
  • Identify Your Benefits
  • Know Your Target Audiences

Speechwriting

  • Hiring a Speechwriter
  • Writing Your Own Speech
  • Copyright

Speaking Skills

  • Traits of a Good Speaker
  • How to Improve Your Skills

Setting Up a Speaking Business

  • Getting Started
  • Finances
  • Preparing for a Speech
  • Employees and Contractors

Getting Hired

  • 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

Speakers Bureaus

  • 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 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) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Motivational Speakers for only $2.99 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: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker (e-book edition)

Register for the Motivational Speaker Certificate Course

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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 over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Motivational Speaker

Imagine having an exciting, high-paying career that lets you express yourself and make a difference in people’s lives. Welcome to motivational speaking!

Throughout history, great speakers have touched the lives of millions of people. Today, in schools around the world, motivational speakers inspire students to stay in school, say no to drugs, become leaders, and prepare for life after graduation.

Adults are inspired by motivational speakers to follow their dreams and achieve their goals. Among other things, motivational speakers help people to succeed in business, improve their relationships, develop a positive attitude, become healthy, achieve financial prosperity, and have more fun in life.

As a motivational speaker you will earn applause and admiration, plus up to thousands of dollars every time you speak. If you start your own speaking business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.

Speaking opportunities for motivational speakers include: adult education classes, conferences and conventions, college events, corporate training programs, cruise ships, government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, seminar companies, or trade shows.

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

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • 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.