Motivational speaking is a powerful activity that inspires people to think and live positively. It also helps those in distress (stress, depression, etc.) to think positively and change their lives for the better. Currently, many motivational speakers are changing lives all over the world, each with his or her strength and target group. Even though a majority are doing an excellent job and has a vast following globally, the top 10 motivational speakers in the world are:
10. Naseer Khan
Considered to India’s leading success coach and motivational speaker, Naseer Khan is an experienced professional who has been changing people’s lives via his speeches for approximately 18 years. He is the director and founder of the Elevate Institute for English Finishing School and Elevate Global Training Solutions. He has also worked with several organizations within and outside India to improve employee performance, key among them being various universities, British Petroleum, Indian police, and the armed forces. Nasser is also an expert of High Performance Leadership, Stress Elimination, Confidence building, Conflict Resolution, and the Psychology of Wealth.
9. Robin Sharma
Many people know and love Robin Sharma for the many inspirational books he has written over the years. However, did you know that he is also one of the top 10 motivational speakers in the world? Born in Nepal in 1964, Robin is an alumnus of the Dalhousie University School of Law. He is a successful lawyer, an author of 15 published books from 1995 to 2011 (12 best sellers), and an expert in the leadership and self-help motivational speaking genres.
8. Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dr. Wayne Dyer is a 74-year-old native of Detroit, United States of America (USA). From his humble beginnings as an orphan in an orphanage, Wayne graduated from high school in 1962, served in the US Navy, and eventually pursued a bachelor’s degree in counseling. After transitioning to motivational speaking many years ago, he has authored many bestselling books and held inspiring public lectures in the United States, many of which he archived as recordings. Dr. Dyer is one of the speakers to watch in 2017.
7. Louise L. Hay
In a field dominated by men, Louise L. Hay has overcome all odds to become one of the best motivational speaks in the world. She is an established author with over 50 million books under her name sold worldwide. She is also a celebrated metaphysical teacher and lecturer and an influential motivational speaker that has helped millions of people to spur personal growth and healing over her 30-year career. For her success and global following, Louise L. Hay has featured in many talk shows in the USA and hosted numerous presentations, many of which have moved masses.
6. Nick Vujicic
Born on 4th December 1982 in Melbourne, Australia the future of Nick Vujicic seemed bleak on the outset. A victim of Tetra-Amelia Syndrome, Nick was born without arms or legs. Even though he was a healthy and smart child, he has a troubled childhood with both physical and mental distress evident. Fortunately, inspired by his will to succeed, he overcame his troubles and tribulations, started his own company (Life without Limbs) and grown to become a unique motivational speaker that millions of people look up to. Apart from appearing on television interviews and hosting events, Nick has an active YouTube channel where he shares his best works.
5. Brian Tracy
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Brian Tracy is a renowned 70-year-old motivational speaker and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brian Tracy International. Through the foundation, Brian has helped millions of people all over the world to explore their full potential, grow, and become better people overall. He has also hosted several seminars, inspired workers of a number of corporate companies, and authored numerous bestselling books.
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The inspiring story behind Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise from an 18-year-old army recruit to a professional bodybuilder and finally to a global success is one many people can relate with. However, coupled with his charisma, good microphone skill, and a charming accent that many of his followers cannot get over, this 68-year-old native of Austria currently ranks among the top 10 most influential motivational speakers. He has inspired thousands of bodybuilders. He has also motivated millions of young people to succeed.
3. Les Brown
Les Brown is a 70-year-old native of Miami, Florida. Despite his emotional issues and the pain of being declared mentally retarded in childhood, he overcame all challenges, studied, and managed to explore his full potential. Currently, he is an incredibly famous motivational speaker who has helped millions of people make meaning of their lives and shape their destinies. Les Brown is also an established author with inspirational titles such as Live Your Dreams and Not over until You Win gaining international acclaim.
2. Eric Thomas
From a homeless 16-year old to an NFL cornerback and finally, a celebrated motivational speaker, Eric Thomas is perfect reflection that dedication breeds success. Over the years, he has authored bestselling books and sold millions of copies worldwide. He has also hosted numerous motivational talks many of which he has recorded and shared in his YouTube channel.
1. Tony Robbins
Tony Robins is our pick for the best motivational speaker in 2017. Now 55 years old, has hosted many motivational talks and seminars and changed the lives of millions of people worldwide via the bestselling books he authored over the years. Many of his prolific speeches are available free on YouTube.
Motivational speaking is a globally acclaimed art that has helped million in distress to overcome their problems and shape their lives for the better. It has also inspired people to contribute to community service and helped to mold young people to be the leaders of the future. Although many people are excellent motivational speakers, the 10 on this list are the best the world.