Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 24 Feb 2003 13:01 PSTtype search for "GET MOTIVATED Seminar", the apparent name of this circus troupe gets you to: seminar marketing,seminar marketing promotion, which is all about how to make money setting up motivational seminars. How appropriate.
It doesn't look like there are any hard numbers out there which are
accessible to the general public. I've scoured the net, as well as
having called 2 speaking associations. All I spoke to say they have
never heard of anything published. The more I think about it,
especially after having Frank Candy, an actual motivational speaker on
the subject, who is himself the president of a speaking association
[who also says there are no hard numbers, and if there were, he
wouldn't believe them; see more below], the reason there are no real
numbers on this is because it is extremely subjective and
individualized. How would one really measure whether or not he is
more motivated long term due to hearing a speaker? How could one
decipher if his motivation months and years down the road from a
speaking workshop is really the result of what he heard, or simply the
result of new circumstances in his life? New relationships? New job?
Frank Candy, President of National Speakers Association and
"No one can really motivate anyone. Motivation is intrinsic, it's an
inside job. Now you can be inspired to be motivated... and that's
where the vleu of speakers, books tapes and CD's come in. Key factor:
you can choose your attitude. I believe the word 'Choice' is the most
powerful word in the english language. You can decide if you want to
be extremely motivated, or if you want to sit on the couch and watch
TV and play video games. Even that is a kind of motivation, because
you "chose to do that".
I can inspire someone to change their behavior. It depends on the
dynamics of THAT moment. Example: You can have an average meeting,
average food, average hotel with an incredible speaker, and people
coming away from that and going WOW.. same group w/ great motel,
great food, great meeting, music, etc.... bad speaker. People will
remember the closing bad speaker.
In general, there are long term effects. They are immeasurable. It's
all individualistic. There are no hard numbers. It's very
Motivation is like deoderant, everyone needs it...daily... in many
cases, some more than others.
"Lynch has made a few appearances since last year's book tour for Rick Bragg's biography, 'I Am a Soldier, Too.' The former POW won an award from Glamour magazine (where she met Spears); rode in the Gator Bowl parade; starred at Gov. Bob Wise's State of the State speech; hung out at parties after the Golden Globes (where she met DiCaprio); and took a three-day jaunt to the Bahamas after christening a cruise ship.which is just fine for what it's worth; I'm just questioning, "What is it Worth?"
This month, Lynch will do the first of four events for Get Motivated, a company that hires figures such as Rudolph Giuliani and Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at business seminars. Her message will be: 'If I can do it, you can.'
'I was put in one of the worst situations there is out there. So if you're having problems with your boyfriend or whatever, you can get through it,' she said. She added with a laugh: 'I get nervous when I'm in a large group of people. I don't know how that'll work out.'"
Private Jessica Lynch astonished the world when she survived the unthinkable and was rescued from Iraqi capture. You will be amazed as she shares the key survival strategies that she used to survive and thrive in the most brutal of circumstances.Oh man, what complete bogus bullshit. And anyone who has paid any attention knows that she was taken to an Iraqi Hospital, where Iraqi doctors did their best to help her, and even tried to return her to American authorities, and the "rescue" was a staged "wag the dog" event.