People who have unique life stories or philosophies to share can work as motivational speakers. They may specialize in speaking to children, teenagers, college students, or professionals in an industry. Speakers can also specialize in a certain topic, like dealing with drug abuse, building self esteem, resolving conflicts, or improving communication or productivity. Some specialize in a specific field, like marketing, management, sports, or sales.
A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience.