Inspirational Speaker

A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. Business entities may employ motivational speakers (for example) to communicate company strategy with clarity, to help employees to see the future in a positive light, and to inspire workers to pull together.[1] The talk itself is often known as a pep talk.

Antiquity

Modern scholarship on classical oratory as a means of persuading and moving audiences[2] can look to Cicero's De Oratore as an exemplar for "the rhetoric of motivation".[3]

See also

References

External links

  • Inc. Magazine January 2011
  • Pinsker, Sanford, "Was Ralph Waldo Emerson Our First Motivational Speaker?", Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2001
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