New industry: professional speakers
Motivational speaker industry
Professional Speaking is a profession from which several thousand people live in the United States. In our country, this industry does not exist yet, but more and more often the conference organizers notice that it is worth spending several thousand zlotys on a performance of a person able to kidnap listeners.
Motivational speaker's work
A motivational speaker can count on flexible working hours and good wages and will build up business acquaintances. Provided, of course, that it is effective. People in this industry who do not have the status of a public person can earn us several thousand zlotys for a speech. However, we are only talking about a dozen or so speakers. It took them several years to achieve their current market position, during which time their workload was gigantic.
Preparation for public address
Preparing for a 5-7 minute short speech seems easy, fast and enjoyable, but in practice it takes at least 20 hours to write the text of the speech itself, and the whole thing must then be trained and improved many times over. Professionals record their speeches and listen to them. A typical big speech lasting about one hour is in fact 300 working hours, or even a month and a half of work, and a novice speaker will be forced to do this work for some time for free.
Earnings of a good motivational speaker
The earnings of good speakers can be impressive because the world's elite, the world's top twenty thousand speakers, takes at least $10,000 per speech. These are mainly speakers from Western countries. Some of them cooperate with companies offering their services for specific industries.
The growing popularity of professional speakers usually means that conference organizers see that the position in the company itself does not mean that someone will be interesting and will speak in an attractive way. A good start to the conference is of great importance for the company's market position and the emphasis on this is becoming stronger and stronger.
"Anyone can speak...". - professional speaker
Most of the professional speakers, especially in our country, are people who are widely known about the status of public persons, who build their start in the profession on this fact. There are many examples from the front pages of newspapers. However, this is not a sine qua non in the industry. The most important thing is the willingness to work hard and basic interpersonal skills allowing us to speak freely. Success is achieved mainly through experience and dedication.