Who Is The Most Inspirational Speaker?

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In your opinion, who would you say is the best inspirational/motivational speaker?

If you have a top 5 you can list your top 5, but I'm curious to see who you guys listen to get pumped when you start to lose fuel.

It's hard for me to choose one guy but I'd have to say the guy who motivates me the most with his speeches would have to be Grant Cardone. I like his no b.s. (tell-it-like-it-is) style.

I also really like Larry Wingett and Art Williams.

Who are your favorites?
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    For me, it's these guys (not sure about the order but here goes):

    1. Jim Rohn
    2. Les Brown
    3. Tony Robbins (he's more of a strategist)
    4. Arnold Schwarzenegger (his success story inspires me)
    5. Sylvester Stallone (his success story inspires me)
    6. Bruce Lee (his philosophies inspire me)

    As for the last 3 on the list, I know they aren't "speakers" but they certainly encourage me to get off my butt and get to work!

    Regards,
    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      For me, it's these guys (not sure about the order but here goes):

      1. Jim Rohn
      2. Les Brown
      3. Tony Robbins (he's more of a strategist)
      4. Arnold Schwarzenegger (his success story inspires me)
      5. Sylvester Stallone (his success story inspires me)
      6. Bruce Lee (his philosophies inspire me)

      As for the last 3 on the list, I know they aren't "speakers" but they certainly encourage me to get off my butt and get to work!

      Regards,
      Daniel
      Great list bro. I love Bruce Lee's philosophy on life and success and Sylvester Stallone is a freaking beast man and Arnold turns everything into gold. And of course Tony Robbins, Les Brown, and Jim Rohn are amazing speakers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Funtobesocial
      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      For me, it's these guys (not sure about the order but here goes):

      1. Jim Rohn
      2. Les Brown
      3. Tony Robbins (he's more of a strategist)
      4. Arnold Schwarzenegger (his success story inspires me)
      5. Sylvester Stallone (his success story inspires me)
      6. Bruce Lee (his philosophies inspire me)

      As for the last 3 on the list, I know they aren't "speakers" but they certainly encourage me to get off my butt and get to work!

      Regards,
      Daniel
      I like Tony Robbins and Arnold. Those are two great ones! Stallone has a great story of how he became famous.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    top of the list the one who has becom a billionaire from it ..

    Oprah ..she got hundreds of people to fill a room, and millions to tune in for a few decades ...and has probably sold more inspiration based books than any one you can list ..sept maybe jack canfield ..

    then you can go for wayne dyer

    and jerry and ester hicks
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      top of the list the one who has becom a billionaire from it ..

      Oprah ..she got hundreds of people to fill a room, and millions to tune in for a few decades ...and has probably sold more inspiration based books than any one you can list ..sept maybe jack canfield ..

      then you can go for wayne dyer

      and jerry and ester hicks
      Very interesting list my friend. Oprah is definitely excellent at influencing people and is actually a great saleswoman event though most people don't see her that way. She sold everyone on her ideas and opinions and like you said people tuned in religiously to get advice from the Oprah Show.

      Never heard of Jerry and Ester Hicks. I will have to look them up when I get the chance.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    Jim Rohn
    Brian Tracy
    Darren Hardy
    Les Brown
    Zig Ziglar
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  • I like how Gary Vaynerchuk talks. Sounds cool to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author foreveryoung94
      Originally Posted by citationbuildingteam View Post

      I like how Gary Vaynerchuk talks. Sounds cool to me.
      Something about the way he talks just motivates me. A lot of his rants just connect with what I'm thinking. I think it's because I see him as a bit more of a tactical guy. Guys like Tony Robbins really helped me with what I wanted to achieve and now I think Gary is helping me think of tangible strategies on HOW I'm going to achieve it which is exactly what I need at the moment.
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by foreveryoung94 View Post

        Something about the way he talks just motivates me. A lot of his rants just connect with what I'm thinking. I think it's because I see him as a bit more of a tactical guy. Guys like Tony Robbins really helped me with what I wanted to achieve and now I think Gary is helping me think of tangible strategies on HOW I'm going to achieve it which is exactly what I need at the moment.
        i liked gary v's style 5 or 6 years ago or when ever he first hit it big..but for all his success .. he just looks mean and angry when i see the stuff from him now
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i actually would put jim rohn up at the top of the list of traditional motivational speakers ..basically.. he nearly invented the industry ..and it was Jim who got tony robbins going
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    • Profile picture of the author RishiSood
      Les Brown.

      That being said all/most the speakers already mentioned learned what they know directly or indirectly from Jim Rohn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy The Kid
    1. Bob Proctor

    2. Les Brown

    3. Zig Ziglar

    4. Jack Canfield

    5. John Assaraf
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  • Profile picture of the author HelenVendo
    For me it's Nick Vujicic, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown of course and Tony Robbins.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaysolution
    Ted Radio Hour Podcast is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author bifrmcm
    The best elocutionist is the one who speaks directly into your soul, like the cosmic master.
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  • Profile picture of the author higoman
    Hi Trey thanks for starting this post. I find it awesome and amazing that everyone here recognizes the importance of keeping up the spirit. I always find this quote from Jim Rohn inspiring and motivating: "When you change everything will get better for you... For things to change you have to change". I love that point NomadLifestyle brought out. I


    In terms of getting motivated and into peak performance mode, I found Tony Robbins discussion on Rituals and habits indispensable. If you don't develop the rituals you won't be in state and the top performance state of mind.

    This is the Video that helps me remember.



    "IF you do the right thing at the wrong time you get pain" (Tony Robbins)
    We have the ability to learn and take control and change your state.
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  • Profile picture of the author MotiveInMotion
    I love all the greats, Rohn, Robbins, Ziglar, Canfield, Eric Thomas, etc..

    However.

    I really love to listen to sales authority Grant Cardone, he's the man! He is not only motivational but actionable and has a new nugget of wisdom everytime I listen. He's always got something that is going to help me expand my thinking on my path to millionairedom.

    He thinks big, he acts big and he's helping millions! It's exactly in line with where I'm going, so I choose to listen to his value

    Anyone else had similar experiences?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    1. John Peterson...an Aussie guy with powerful stories. Ironically enough, he is also
    a client of mine.
    2. I think somebody here mentioned his name but as I'm not sure, I'll simply
    describe him. If he's upright, he would be maybe 3 feet tall. That's because he
    has no arms or legs. Yet I have seen him in numerous YouTube clips and he's
    such an amazing guy! Now That's INSPIRATIONAL!

    The rest shuffle up and down, depending on who I am reading at the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author siwell16
    Brendon Burchard
    Les Brown
    C.J Fletcher ( Not a speaker but I Love his attitude his drive and his motivation)
    Bruce Lee ( Love all of his philosophies "You must be like water")
    Laozi ( The creator of Tao Te Ching a great philosopher)
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  • Profile picture of the author LifeSafetyExpert
    I like Tony Robbins,Gary V,Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar. My favorite by far has to be Grant Cardone though. I learned a bunch from the other but Grant is the one that made me open my eyes to the world of selling. He is very actionable, like someone else said. He has tons of videos online and does live streams almost every day. I almost always have a video or audio program/books going when I am working online or in my Jeep.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nassime
    Bruce Lee
    Jim Carrey
    St├ęphanie Milot (Canadian Speaker and author)
    Jack Canfield
    John Assaraf
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    I would also include Bruce Lee.

    Tony Robbins..I mean teaching how the brain actually works for us or against us should be required reading in school.

    And from the excerpts I have read POTUS seems to be funny and witty as hell at informal events.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuccesfulIideas
    For me the best speaker that inspire to fulfill my dreams

    Jim Rohn
    Robert Kiyosaki
    Tony Robbins
    Zig Ziglar
    Jack Canfield

    I see new names in this thread and I will get to know them also

    Thanks for this post
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    kiyosaki
    ted nicholas
    tony robbins
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  • Profile picture of the author swordmaster
    I found DAN PENA to be the BEST of all speakers I've listened so far, and I have listened to most of the well-known ones.

    This guy is a BEAST. He manages to scare the shit out of you and inspire you at the same time! Not a new-age sissy audience-pleasing speaker. He lives in a Castle in Scotland and gathers his students from all over the world there, as a Dracula count, and FORCES them to become successful in a very short time. His teaching is so intense and energetically charged that some students had passed out in his lectures and few peed their pants.

    While most speakers made their money by only teaching how to succeed, he has decades of real life business success behind his back and now is sharing it with our generation. (he is 70 now, but looks and acts like 50). He is known as the MOST successful coach on the planet earth because he raised students who built businesses and revenues amounting totally to 50 billion dollars.

    There are lots of videos of him on Youtube. Also his site now has lots of materials and all of them are FREE. He said he is giving it free now because he is pissed off by success coach crooks who teach people bullshit and he has a passion to leave them out of job and to raise real successful businessmen. Here is the web page: The Official Website of Dan Pena. Founder of QLA Methodology | Dan Pena
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  • Profile picture of the author getbread
    Les Brown and Eric Thomas. Another good one is Brandon Carter he is a fitness expert, but also has a motivational side to his business.
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  • Profile picture of the author DiegoRMS
    Tony Robbins, Elon musk are my favorites
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  • Profile picture of the author eddywaco
    My favourites Brian Tracy, Joel Osteen ( he's a preacher who greatly inspires with the word of God) and Tony Robbins
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  • Profile picture of the author harryvent
    Most Inspirational Speaker and my favorites are
    Eric Thomas
    Tony Robbins
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  • Profile picture of the author gibbsjoan85
    My top 5 would be

    Oprah
    Les brown
    Craig Duswalt
    Wayne Dyer
    Brian Tracy

    I know there are all lots of good inspirational speakers out here. Its just my preference anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author intellg
    These motivational speakers help refuel my drive: John C. Maxwell
    Kiyosaki, Jeff Olson, Les Brown, and Eric Thomas.

    Of them all, I find Eric most inspirational because he is a black man who was born in Detroit and was homeless at 16! I love his quote: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful."
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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    There's something about listening to Louis Farrakhan that really motivates my energy for the day.
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