In order to understand what an inspirational speaker does, we first need to define what an inspirational speaker is: an inspirational speaker is someone who speaks (usually in front of audiences) with the intention of drawing inspiration from the recipients of the speech. They are usually experts in the fields that are being examined and are able to speak knowledgeably in said field. Usually, these speeches will cause workers to become more aware of their own personal talents and abilities, increasing productivity and work quality.
An inspirational speaker is usually hired to increase the self-worth of peoples’ abilities in the workplace, and in everyday life. Inspirational speakers are always reflecting on their own lives to bring forth similar experiences that audience members may have had before a great breakthrough of inspiration, causing them to value themselves more than before.
Since inspirational speakers have worked hard to achieve a certain goal for a large portion of their lives, they’re trustworthy, which makes everyone listening believe that they can do exactly what the speaker has done – work hard and achieve certain goals over the course of their lives.
In the context of companies using inspirational speakers, as mentioned before, they usually hire these speakers to increase the productivity of their employees and hope it will make them comfortable in their workplace. Companies will also hire inspirational speakers as a rewarding event for employees doing a great job, and hope it will put teams closer together. Essentially, inspirational speakers are used strategically within companies for many things, especially for the benefits of the employees. Employers hope that the speakers will give their workers a kickstart to inspiration in their personal lives as well as their work lives.