One of the best ways in which to motivate the youth of today is to provide them with an unforgettable experience from which they can learn, while they have fun. While there are a lot of speakers out there on the South African circuit, very few are actually capable of homing in on the needs of today’s youth, and keeping them captivated during a speech. A good motivational speaker for teenagers has to be able to tap into the minds and trends of this age group, and provide them with something useful that they can take away with them. Your speaker should be fun, entertaining, interesting, and know all the tricks and tips on engaging a young audience.
Choosing a speaker can be difficult – just because you liked the last speaker you saw at a conference, it doesn’t mean that your teenage audience is going to like this guy too. An adult audience and a teenage audience are completely different to each other, and as a result, their needs will be different too. This means that you have to do some research to find a speaker that has a successful track record with a teenage audience. Check out some recent youth events in your area, and ask the organisers of these events how the speaker performed, and whether they would recommend them for your audience. You have to have a clear understanding of the exact age group of your teenagers, because what may be suitable for a 13/14-year-old audience, may be vastly different to what your 17/18 year olds will enjoy! For information about some of the best motivational speakers for teenagers in South Africa, you can also contact the experts that specialise in providing speakers for these types of events, such as Marie Grey & Associates.
Every motivational talk should have some kind of goal or objective, and it is important that you know what you need to achieve in order to get the right kind of speaker. Your speaker should also be interested in knowing what the ultimate goal is, and be able to provide a speech or interactive session that will help you to achieve these objectives. Think about the age group and interests of your audience, and what you would like them to learn – this will make finding the right person a lot easier.
Unless you know the speaker and have seen him or her on stage before, ask for some video examples or a presentation before the event. This will give you a good idea of what they are like on stage, their confidence levels, how they interact with the crowd, and how the crowd will respond to them. If you can, get invited to another event where they are speaking.
If you are looking for some of the best motivational speakers for teenagers in the country, contact our team at Marie Grey & Associates. We specialise in brining audiences and speakers together, and our success rate speaks for itself. Give us a call today to find out more.
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