Starting a Motivational Speaking Business

Starting a motivational speaking business is one way of sharing your knowledge to others and at the same time you earn money from it. This type of business is known to some schools, to companies, and to some organizations.

If you’re good in public speaking and has a great convincing power, then motivational speaking business is the right one for you!

When Do You Know It’s the Right Time to Open a Motivational Speaking Business

Being a motivational speaker does not require you to be a professional. It requires you to be really good in public speaking and have convincing power. Of course having a good educational background is a plus, if your target market is in big companies and prestigious universities. You can also practice your oral skills by speaking in a small number of audiences and then tape it. When you reach home, analyze by listening to your recorded speech. This way, you can correct the flaws in your speech and be better in your next speaking engagement. Make sure to have a good grammar. You won’t like it if you tend to say something then they laughed because they know you have a bad grammar.

The role of motivational speaking business is to motivate your audience to a particular cause. For schools, they usually hire motivational speakers when their students need it the most like before a major exam or to motivate them to pursue good jobs after graduating. In companies they usually hire motivational speaker to help their employees do good in their jobs and create more inspiration that would help them. It is the right time for you to open your own motivational speaking business especially if you are in an area where there is good number of potential clients.

Work On Motivational Speaking Business

Establishing your name in the speaking industry is a challenge. You need to do many promotional strategies and think of ways to establish your skill in motivational speaking. Clients usually hire those speakers who are already well known, famous and those who have a background on their job. When you start your business, give away flyers to people you know and people you don’t know. This will definitely spread your business by word of mouth. In no time, clients will start calling you and they will hire you every time. You can also hire an agent or assistant to book all the engagements you’ll have in the future.

No Room for Errors

In this kind of business, you can’t afford to show your audience that you’re not ready for the job. Always prepare yourself for questions from your audience. They might also ask you personal things about you. Don’t take it hard on them. They just want to know you a bit more. Since you are talking about motivations and encouragements, you should be able to make them feel that you have faith on them on doing great in their respective fields after you have spoken to them. You can never go wrong with starting a business by advertising it. Advertising means more clients more money to be earned in the future.


  • Lebogang Mokoena said on March 4, 2011
    I am in South Africa, Johannesburg in Midrand. i want to be the best speaker ever. +27829973030
  • Puleng said on July 19, 2012
    I know i got what it takes to be a public speaker..can any body out there help me
  • sindi Msimang said on October 9, 2012
    The name of my business is Boiling pot Project it based in Mpumalanga Township, KZN i need more of your assistance please call 072 7715 985
  • Siyabulela said on October 22, 2012
    hi. i just want to know is it really necessary to register even if its a one man company? if yes, where do i go for relevant info. i am in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Cherlyn said on December 1, 2012
    Hello i'm in Johannesburg krugersdorp want to start a motivational business i have a cc for another company can i use the same cc n just change the name
  • heinrich Hafeni nghidiapaya said on December 3, 2012
    hi my name is heinrich, i am from Namibia and i want to start a motivation speaking. can you help me with institution that help me realize my dream. thank you. i am the namibian dream
  • MUTABINGWA said on December 20, 2012
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  • Christopher stalmeester said on March 7, 2013
    Hi my name is christopher and want to become a motivational speaker i live in jhb eldora park how do i get started and where do register asap please help
  • BOAZ OMUGA said on March 16, 2013
    I am a Kenyan citizen in Kenya Nairobi, i am a very powerful motivational speaker on earth. A trained maths and Physics teacher and an Actuarial. science student at the University of Nairobi chiromo campus. Motivating learning institutions at an affordable rate, those who would require my service kindly contact me through. 0720-814-222 or my mail
  • ISsentongo Richard said on April 5, 2013
    I seek for more knowledge and people to partner with
  • Alex Okoth said on April 7, 2013
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  • hileni said on April 18, 2013
    its my dream to become a motivational speaker, i just need a mentor and foundation to lay on. i'm in Namibia and any partner is welcome, like they say, 2heads are better than one. email me here
  • jaywant patil said on April 19, 2013
    i want to motivational speaking business in india
  • WILLIAMS ONUCHE said on May 3, 2013
    I have a dream to become the greatest motivational speaker in Africa-so you better hitch your wagon to mine. like my father said" Start from Nigeria"! I live in Kaduna,Nigeria. I am a Toastmaster(CC). Lets connect. Take charge! My email- +2348069759750
  • Sipho said on May 7, 2013
    Hi, I'm Sipho Letlala. I'm based in South Africa (Johannesburg), I have my own Motivational compilation scripts and I've been doing presentations for the past two years for different Schools, NPO's, Community Development organisations, Artistic organisations etc. Now I feel very ready to commercialise/Monetize my work into the Corporate field and manage myself as a Brand and understand the legalities. Any available help please do not hesitate to call me @078 351 0111 or Email me:
  • catchvibe said on May 16, 2013
    Hello, i do motivations based on real life issues, careers but i wanna know if i should register a motivational 1 man company, and where in south africa do 1 register, i am from limpopo at lephalale. 0724825589
  • Shadrack Mangera said on June 21, 2013
    I am a motivational speaker based in Nairobi. I speak on talent and Gifts Empowerment and my Audience range from Youth Groups, Women groups, Corporate world to Christian Organizations. To reach me call +254 722 639151 or Email:
  • Thando Abrahams said on June 25, 2013
    Hi, my name is Thando, I am residing in Cape Town in South Africa. I am 32 years old, I am in the process of starting my own motivational speaking for the youth an cooperate. Can you please assist me? My contacts number is +27 763905303. Thank you in advance.
  • Amos Kerich said on June 28, 2013
    I am a motivational speaker and author newly started. I stay at Kericho-Kenya and I motivate everybody who would like to advance. Life people let us work as a team in order to go far. I welcome partnership. My contacts+2540713106528
  • Melusi said on July 17, 2013
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  • Kizito Mubiru said on July 18, 2013
    Am based in Kampala, Uganda and I can provide motivational speeches related to education, sports and career guidance. My services are also open to rural based clients who want to make a difference in their area in particular and the country in general. Contact me now on +256782873221, and on
  • Unathi said on July 23, 2013
    am from Namibia, ready to start my motivational speaking company. thanks for ur advice
  • bisanju said on August 6, 2013
    would like information on setting up motivational speaking business
  • BONGI said on August 9, 2013
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  • Mukasa Ronald said on August 12, 2013
    I am motivational speaker and writer of motivation books in Kigali Rwanda but I just need people to partner with in this work of inspiring others in both Rwanda and Uganda
  • Twiggy Heslop said on August 16, 2013
    i am based in kzn andwould like to be a motivational speaker need a couch havent done any motivation but would like to speak 1 day.
  • isaac maweu said on August 18, 2013
    am an upcoming motivational speaker currently in nairobi-kenya but moving from local to global. I have all it takes to serve and shape this generation and hence save the next generation from the norm tragedy partner with me, lets fly together
  • Jasper Ouma said on August 19, 2013
    I am an upcoming motivational speaker on life skills for the youth as well as adults. I talk on life challenges that I have experienced and the pain or joy such experiences have given me. I have failed in life, blamed others for such failures but realized that it all depended on me. Let me walk with you in this cycle of life. Cell phone 254722726055 or 254732732726055 mail
  • NTALE JOHN BOSCO said on August 21, 2013
    am currently fertilising my mind through reading listening and watching motivational pieces from known inspirational speakers, any one in Uganda willing to partner with me for business is welcome. am situated in Kampala. Contact, 0784831363 or 0703452496 Email, Lets change the world for betterment
  • Sihle said on September 4, 2013
    Being a motivational speaker is about inspiring others to make change. There are a lot of motivational speakers out there seeking to gain the recognition in this tough industry and out of every one hundred candidates only one remains in business to see a glimplse of success, only because of a lack of information and funding and due to those circumstances lose the most important tool in the job, their self-esteem, then at a later stage drop out of business. Motivational speaking is about encouraging others to do good and to be able to convince others, you've got to convince yourself then start by doing good, this includes speaking at Ngo conferences for free to gain recognition, remember to make an impression once you get the gig, you cannot afford to make any errors in this industry. Feel free to contact me for tips. If you can link onto the email address provided you can invite me to speak at your event for free. Go to for more info.
  • Refilwe Johanna Motlhabane said on October 7, 2013
    Hi i do not know where to start i am very passionate in motivating other people i am passionate about making a difference in other people's lives. I enjoy coaching others motivating them encouraging them but hey i am just stuck in a rut. Please talk with me
  • king said on October 15, 2013
    greetings am 19 i can't call my self a professional speaker what i know is that every single place i've shared mt story people are now rolling with hungry brains. get this people: real talk begins in the heart. start writing upon that topic then you dont have to worry about registering. 0839265289 am at soweto.
  • Laura o said on October 30, 2013
    Am Laura from Kenya just discovered recently i could do much in motivational speaking. I want to do it because i know its a calling . Email me if u need to know more
  • Chima said on November 20, 2013
    Greetings to you. My name is Iweadighi Chimaeze resident in Abuja Nigeria. I have been passively practicing motivational speaking but really want to take it to the next level. I really need some one to mentor me. I wouldn't mind working for free.
  • Johnstone Ipalo said on November 26, 2013
    I reside in Lusaka zambia. Am a motivational speaker and an author of a book called Reprogramming your Mind. I have been doing motivational speaking on radio both private and republic station, T.V, schools, churches and community. It's my passion to see positive transformation in the people. If you wanna partner in anywhere please contact me on +260962323632.
  • lonata Penondyo said on January 10, 2014
    hi every body, i would like to become the best motivational speaker, i skill on paper that i have written, i just need a mentor or a partner a 2 party or more and am in Namibia, contact me at: or
  • Douglas Luhanga said on January 11, 2014
    I never knew I am a motivational speaker. But thru talking to friends I can see that the appreciate me and every time I speak to them about their problems, they come back 2 me and say I have been so helpful. I am now being invited all over to be a guest speaker. I think I will just accept God 2 use me 2 talk 2 his special pipo who r really in need of my skills. U can call me anytime u feel down and share ur burden with me. The number is 082 768 6343. I thank u.
  • Thando I said on January 26, 2014
    I'm a guy of 23 years, i wont really call my self a professional speaker but i can help lots of broken heart, help people blv in them self again and give hope thru words. i can say lots about life thru experience and knowledge. since i blv that knowledge is power then i blv that i have enough power to transform pplz,s life. Anyone with info or interested in partnership plz hala @me @076 899 6406 i'm available 24/7 thanks in advance may the good God bless each of you with dream of being motivational speaker i'm sure ul change lots of ppl's life
  • Akankwasa Sharifu said on February 15, 2014
    Hello People, I am a 19 year old ugandan student. I am a motivational speaker although not yet professional. I would like to start up a motivational speaking business. any body to partner with me is welcome.reach me via,
  • Dennis Phiri said on March 1, 2014
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  • naomi said on March 12, 2014
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  • Kennedy said on March 12, 2014
    I am a Kenyan in Nairobi. Just graduated last year. I have been sitting on my public speaking skills but i'm now venturing into professional motivational speaking. Am so passionate about influencing people's lives. Someone in Kenya can help me with details on how to register a motivational speaking business. +254716197233
  • louis said on March 29, 2014
    Hi I have been a motivational speaker from birth, I have made more mistakes in life than any other person I have met, there is no mould to motivational speaking, so don't try to imitate other speakers, try not to cooperate with them either, to be a speaker its got to flow from the heart, not the notes on paper in front of you, I speak on the danger of joining gangs, drugs, skills development, education, christian youth and churches, businessmen in crisis, communication and so much more, remember its from the heart and its not for the money.
  • Steve Ben said on April 26, 2014
    My name is Steve Ben from Mombasa Kenya,i am a motivational speaker based here at the coast, i started my motivational business last year in schools and this year since it started i have spoken to over 5000 students in thirty schools,and between the month of May and September i will be speaking to colleges and technical universities here in Mombasa. My journey has not been easy in the last 16 months i have been in this business,i have to schools and principals would abuse me and others never paid me despite charging very minimal charges.Mombasa being muslim dominated city was hard for me to be allowed to speak to Muslim students when i was a christian,drugs in schools here in Mombasa have ruined students and when speaking to them they never cooperated, the issue of security in our country led me to be ignored by some institutions but how was able to sail through without a website,no flyers and brochures?I have even gone to market myself in Tanzania last January,i have no office neither a website nor flyers and i started last year and am now eyeing Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Steve Ben said on April 26, 2014
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  • rahul said on May 4, 2014
    I want to start the motivational training in Hyderabad India, can i get some help from any company or an organisation? And i am in marketing & in public speaking since 2010. So you can call me on +919342289006.
  • Ashy HAsh said on May 26, 2014
    hi, I am a Public motivator. I live in India(Gujarat). I work on people in depression and also get them out of it. Youth empowerment is my basic goal and change the life of lakhs of people is my next aim. Above all I conduct all seminars for free, coz i want the stuffs to change really. Contact me for any fight against any depression.. common u can do it :) mail me on, will let u know my contact number there...
  • Charmaine said on June 12, 2014
    Hi, I stay in Durban I am interested in taking up motivational speaking as a career. I am seeking any guidance and help that I possibly can get. Thank You, Kind Regards Charmaine
  • Mario said on June 23, 2014
    I am a young educated male with plenty of ideas and is very interested in spreading messages around the world. I am new to this and is just now starting, but i would love help from as many as possible, because my goal is to change as many live as possible from anger, depression, failures, losses, and all other sorts of hinderings, and get people to get back to believing in themselves. Anybody with ideas or can just help me further my vision feel free to email me at and I will be glad to hear from you.
  • Anthony Muoki said on June 24, 2014
    I'm Tony Andy a passionate Motivational Speaker in Kenya. I inspire a diverse range of audience including, High Schools and Colleges, Seminars and workshops on issues like, Passion, Enthusiasm, Resilience, Determination and the Power of Imagination. I'm looking forward to take my zeal to the next level both nationally and internationally. Sometimes we need other people to remind us of hidden treasures in us and to ignite the Passion required to tap those precious potentials in us. For invitation and information, kindly contact me on: or +254717875733
  • ojijo said on June 25, 2014
    we re at Kampala, Uganda, Kabalagala,, +256776100059. we train, network, and market public speakers...we have a database of over 137 speakers, and we are registering more... we want to be in every city in the world, so, email me and let us have you represent us in your city, and enjoy speaking, earning, and laughing!
  • Munyai said on July 1, 2014
    I am 24 yearz old men. Planing to start motivational speaker business. I never done it before but i have encourage and develop many people who have personal problem and business tips. Many rates me as the upcoming motivator. Sadly i dont know how can i go about. currently in south africa johannesburg midrand my number are 0827050640 my email. Is
  • sonia said on July 9, 2014
    Hi, guys how about we start a social/network group and help each other
  • Tinashe Chimuriwo said on July 16, 2014
    Motivational speaking is one of those interesting fields that you can venture into. There are basically no qualifications required to start such a business. Even a high school student can become a motivational speaker.
  • Wilson Nzayisenga said on July 26, 2014
    Hello guyz, am from RwandA. so, as i've been told by many that i inspire them and that they always want to be with me, i latter realised that i can, and can be a GURU African motivational speaker. to join me, kindly contact +(250)788451934, or by e-mail
  • mookho moqhali said on September 27, 2014
    I am a 30 year old advocate in Lesotho who has just registered a company aimed at life coaching and motivational speaking.I also have been given an hour's radio programme on friday evenings and am suppose to start off with a bang,am questioning my confidence to handle it,but it feels like a calling.It would be lovely to share your experiences.My email address is
  • Jacob Sepeng said on October 6, 2014
    Hello guys, am a co-founder of an up and coming promotional company based in Pretoria called Unique Thoughts. We are looking for up and coming motivational speakers to join our family, come and grow with us..feel free to ask me anything, cell 0732932787. Anything is Possible with Unique Thoughts.
  • kefiloe said on October 21, 2014
    i'm life coach, facilitator and motivational speaker in gauteng you can book me for any event 0619889939 THANK GOD BLESS ALL
  • peter njogu said on November 21, 2014
    My journey to become a motivational speaker commenced when a young boy. Having brought up in poverty-stricken family, i refused to accept the prevailing circumstances as the norm and embarked on a journey to success through sheer diligence and determination. After graduation from kenyatta university in nairobi,i couldnt accept the hopelessness demonstrated by my peers due to lack of jobs. am successful now and only motivate as am highly motivated. call me on 00254788907073
  • Dumisani Dhlamini said on January 4, 2015
    I'm 40yrs of age staying in Benoni an inspirational, motivational speaker, HIV/AIDS activist, annointed man of God and a teacher for more than 15yrs in the field and also music producer and lastly life skills facilitator. My aim is to bring back the lost sole and hope to the youth of this world and shape them for brighter theme for a troubled soul ''DEVIL IS A LIAR IN THAT HOLY BODY''my contact details are 0796577032 or ure welcome come to invite me on time GOD BLESS U.
  • charles gathathi said on April 4, 2015
    I speak hope and the i can attitude without attitude mode, i am based in Texas US but i visit other countries per request of the clients. Schools and churches have been my concern.
  • Francis WANYUNGU said on April 24, 2015
    Seasoned Motivational Speaker, professional Counsellor and Personal Development Coach. Greatly gifted for Youths, Students and Staff.
  • Nickson shawky said on August 24, 2015
    I am a young (20 years) and vibrant kenyan growing motivational speaker based in Nairobi. I give my fellow youths in (schools, home motivation, workshops and churches) doses that unlock their latent potentials thru my powerful talks. If interested call 0704988477 or email me at
  • Lydiah Manoti said on September 10, 2015
    Hi, i believe am a powerful motivational speaker. I want to start a business by motivating all kinds of people in my country Kenya and the rest of the world. I need someone to show me the way forward. Am also ready to motivate for free to gain recognition. If you need any speaker at your event please contact me 254711926209.
  • Musa Ongaro said on September 29, 2015
    I am a CPA, MBA, freelance business consultant and young entrepreneur based in Nairobi. I am a preacher and speaker especially to the youth. My revelation is biased towards an immutable balance of social life, religious life and financial pursuit. Churches are my prime audience but other audiences are suitable as well. I offer my services free of charge. Please don't hesitate to drop me an email: God bless you!
  • Steve Pauls said on October 4, 2015
    I have a Masters in Public Health, MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology and a second Masters in Healthcare Administration, MHA. I am a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, NAHQ in the United States where I have received awards and recognition from my colleagues in the Industry. I am a faculty member of a renowned University in the United States where I have inspired students to follow their dreams as failure is not an option. I am looking for people with the same passion to connect ans share some ideas. Interested in forming a consulting business in the future. email me at, Thank you.
  • Thando said on October 21, 2015
    I would like to start Motivational speaking company focusing in Corporate and Youth Related matters.I would like to know what to go about it in registering my own company?
  • Rephethile said on December 2, 2015
    My name is Rephethile Kgwale, As the youngest child in the family i was unfortunate to experience life changing situations and I believe being a motivational speaker will allow me to help, inform and assist people who have faced life threatening and life changing situations.I would like to get some assistants.Can I be contacted on 0835072758 or
  • Peter Wainaina Mbugua (2sharp) said on January 20, 2016
    Am a motivational speaker based in Nairobi,Kenya.I motivate young people basing with my life experience.Am a reformist from drugs,crime,beaten by mob,surviving gun shots..basically i have gone through all phase of life.Everything is possible by God Almighty and its my responsibility to bring change to my community because i was given a second chance to can reach me for more through +254726114308/+254705571129
  • Isaiah jowi jowi said on January 25, 2016
    write your comment with city, state and country.Hallo people, I am an optimistic public speaker who believes in building a healthy nation out of powerful machine of words, I am jowi from Kenya, 0712642011
  • Lesego Gololo said on February 2, 2016
    am a motivational speaker based in Pretoria my vision is to edify, equip and encourage to be leaders of today and to be the teachers of tomorrow i believe in developing and extracting the gifts that are within in order to become leaders that are gonna make a difference. I run mentorship programs am a life couch, an image consultant and a counselor. I host empowerment seminars for bookings and consultations please contact Lesego Gololo 0795959871/0840108370 or lesegogololo@gmail
  • Jennifer said on February 25, 2016
    I am Jennifer Mutinda a motivational Speaker, counselor and an artist. I talk on general topics on social life. I give guidance in schools and colleges, and even in open groups like parents cooperate and churches on Identity, focus,drugs, parenting, relationships, social media etc I do both cooperate coaching and mentoring in leaders/groups or individuals.Contact 0720666102/ I am from Nairobi Kenya.
  • brenda okuba said on March 9, 2016
    Brenda okuba is my name I am a kenyan residing in Nairobi called into motivational speaking and designing African trendy wears I uphold christian values and virtues in raising young men and women into embracing their purpose in life .I believed that Africa has great minds and molding the youth into a belief of adequacy is the relevant step into making our rich motherland productive.
  • Felix Simiyu said on March 30, 2016
    FELIX SIMIYU WASIEBA Is MY NAME, Am passionsionate about people helping them discover thier purpose, identify thier identity,personal brand amd self image. I work with people from all walks of life. iam a kenyan residing in Kericho Kenya.+254714088888
  • Eldaah said on June 12, 2016
    Motivational speaking is what the world needs and our country needs to positively transform our people .. from Kenya .Nairobi .contact me 0728759729,
  • JOB LAZARUS OKELLO said on July 4, 2016
  • Baraka A. Daud said on July 21, 2016
    Speaking from experience is what Baraka A. Daud does best. Motivating audiences to plan and excel in business. An east African business man, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Founder of Fashion Awards, Daud Construction, Celebrity Models, Corporate Career, Ness Africa; he is chairman at The Daud Group Ltd, The Daud Baraka Foundation, and Fashion Society Of Uganda, +256 (0) 773 149 033,
  • NeT MAn consultancy said on October 14, 2016
    I am a motivational speaker in Kenya I thought I was good in comedy for a long time but I have proved to be good in motivational speaking I want to do it in seriousness, I'm currently writing a book and today I working towards registering a company can you guys please be sending me articles to ma mail
  • Winny said on October 18, 2016
    I am a young lady and inspirational and motivation and counseling is what I like the most especially one on one and I wanna have my own practice and I need to know where to start as I am so passionate about it and it is what I like because it brings out the best in me. Am very talkative and I am a woman of God and will do spiritual inspiration. If anyone can help and lead or guide me. please email me.
  • yeko isaac said on February 25, 2017
    i am a ugandan citizen how can i become a Motivational speaker for high scjool children ? please help advice me.
  • Stellah Rena Motivator said on May 2, 2017
    I have registered my Motivational Speaker Company and I would like to Motivate youngsters all over Africa. I am an African living in the Netherlands now for 14 years. I have so much to share with my African brothers and sisters even fathers and mothers. If you want a colabo with me, email me and we can do something together. I can travel anywhere.LETS DO THIS.
  • Okwangole said on September 30, 2019
    I am in Uganda am a good speaker call me on +256 779004949


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