If you’ve ever been inspired by one of the many motivational speakers, you may have considered working as a speaker yourself. Taking a public speaking course is a good way to start, although there aren’t really any specific educational requirements. However, you will obviously have to be knowledgeable in the area that you want to speak about, whether that’s healthy relationships, careers, weight loss or anything else. Marketing your services is a must, and that can include a strong social media presence, and uploaded clips of yourself talking, on online video sites. Having a compelling speech and being able to capture your audience’s attention is also clearly important, and researching and writing what you’re going to say is an important aspect. Coming across as confident, well dressed and knowledgeable are all important too, and recording yourself and then watching it back will help in these areas.