Motivational speakers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. These days, even youth motivational speakers are getting into the action, and they are using their unique approach to motivational speaking to reach audiences in a whole new way. In the past, most people did not consider younger motivational speakers for events, since it seemed that groups would not feel eager to take advice from those that are younger than them, but that has changed in recent years. If you are a young person who would like to get into the exciting world of motivational speaking, there are a few things to consider.
For one thing, it is important for young motivational speakers to not ignore what gives them a leg up on the competition. Many younger speakers may be tempted to adopt a more authoritative style, especially as a way to reach older audiences, but it is important to retain what it is that makes you a great young speaker. When many organizations and groups book a young speaker, they are doing so in part because they want an energetic person who is fresh-faced and full of life. That is why you do not want to get away from those positive aspects of being a youth speaker.
Also, make sure that the energy that you do have is focused towards the task at hand. Unfocused energy can be a hindrance, but if you can take your youthful exuberance and focus it towards engaging the audience in a meaningful way, it can give you quite an advantage over older, more experienced speakers.
Finally, make sure you tailor your message towards your background, but also your age and experience level. You will not be able to boast the laundry list of achievements and experience that older motivational speakers have to their credit, but you can still have an effective message. For instance, you may be able to “remind” audiences of the ideals and motivation that they had as a younger person who was fresh out of school and ready to take on the world. It is likely that this is the exact reason why you have been hired to speak to the group in question.
By tapping into your high level of energy and enthusiasm and standing out from the rest of the crowd, youth motivational speakers can easily reach the levels of success that are enjoyed by their more experienced counterparts.