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Motivation, inspiration and the techniques used by a motivational speaker

For some people, they need that initial boost, charge, injection of inspiration to get them started. This gets them to take a look at things in a new way and understanding what is really possible when you motivate yourself. This is what Duncan is worked with as a motivational speaker. Alongside excellent content, great deals of actionable takeaways, and a motivating and academic speech Duncan is an extremely sought after international motivational speaker and keynote speaker.

Duncan Stevens has been a global motivational speaker and keynote speaker for over a decade and influences businesses through his highly effective Effective Influence Model, to help them become more effective and more influential more often.

At times a lot of people presume motivation to come in the form of a magic bullet, rocket fuel or a little magical pill that is suddenly going to make them more inspired. Similar to lots of things in life, there is hardly ever a quick fix, immediate motivator, or anything like that. Nevertheless, inspiration can come as an ‘ah-ha event or come in the kind of a new way of envisaging something differently to propel you into action. 

Inspiration is derived from the Latin word moveo; indicating the verb to move, agitate, prompt, or influence. Therefore, the very first part of Inspiration originates from the Latin– ‘to move’ and the 2nd element, in its most literal form means ‘action’. So the word motivation literally means– To provoke or agitate into action. 

As an example, if you want to be inspired into reducing weight, the motivation can often originate from being presented with a new viewpoint. You might catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror as looking overweight or may acknowledge you are having breathing or skin troubles, or someone has actually made a rude comment about you.

Whatever the factor, we are all inspired in different ways. This motivation likewise originates from different places too. Many people’s motivations can be intrinsic, suggesting that it is found internally. This could be a mindset, belief or worth that motivates us into action. Similarly, motivation can originate from an extrinsic source and be the result of external forces.

Groups or individuals are encouraged or motivated to alter or act through both conscious and non-conscious intentions. Some people wait and wait to attempt and find the best motivation to make things take place but most of the time inspiration comes from a deeper location. A location within. However, there is likewise the other alternative when something influences a lot of people enough to act and this is the magic pill (if you like) that gives them the motivation they require. And therein lies the catch– they don’t understand what the magic pill is to motivate them, so they don’t know what it is or where to find it up until it emerges.

As a motivational speaker myself, when I deliver my masterclasses or workshops, I’m typically approached to inspire others. It seems that other people are searching for someone else to inspire them and someone else has the secrets to make it occur. It could be argued that this is perhaps why ‘motivational speaker’ is such a popular search term rather than ‘inspiring speaker’ professional sales speaker, keynote speaker or global leadership speaker. Deferring the duty of inspiration and handing it to someone else, enables them to sit back and if they aren’t inspired– you can point the finger elsewhere. Their self-talk could be “Well I wasn’t actually encouraged by that” and as a result, nothing alters.

The other danger of passing the responsibility to another person is that you end up being reliant on that kind of inspiration. So, if you work with Duncan Stevens as a motivational speaker for your conference, sales-kick off, annual conference or corporate event once a year, you can end up falling under the trap of only being inspired once a year. , if your inspiration increase comes from an external source there is less sustainability in it unless you hire them to come and provide more regular workshops, keynotes, or masterclasses.

So, whilst the majority of clients do not work with Duncan to come in weekly to keep their leaders and teams inspired and similarly many individuals can’t manage to pay an individual trainer or nutritional expert or life coach each week, motivation has to come from within. One of the most effective ways to remain motivated or create a culture of inspiration is to nurture it from within. This can be called self-motivation. Equally so, we require to be able to distance our inspiration levels from tangible things around us. Self-talk can be incredibly damaging to our inspiration levels. If you find yourself stating “Well there is no healthy food for sale here, I might too simply purchase some chips” or “I can’t get in touch with any of my clients as I do not have my phone to hand” then these are reasons not to do things.

Inspiration then boils down to a way to range yourself from these things or perhaps reframe them. Even much better would be to prepare for these prospective problems and take a healthy lunch with you or get in touch with customers through email as options.

I believe inspiration can be made internally. You know what encourages you. You could be driven by some money, a bit of food, a bottle of beer, winning at something or more. Tapping into those motorists that already exist within you can be exceptionally encouraging. Compromising these can be a powerful motorist.

Duncan Stevens is an expert motivational speaker and influence and persuasion authority. He describes among the 6 concepts of persuasion as being scarcity. People say yes to things that are rare, limited, or dwindling in supply. If you use that exact same influence frame of mind to yourself and don’t permit yourself to take pleasure in one of your joys or enjoyments in life, then this can be a very powerful form of inspiration or self-motivation.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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