We first published this list in 2012 and by 2016 we have seen a couple of changes on it.
Motivational speakers provide informative and inspirational speeches to clusters of people. They are employed mostly by businesses, event organizers and schools to speak on topics such as living a healthy lifestyle, organizing one’s personal life, or business and financial success. Motivational speakers are experts in tailor fitting their messages to their audiences whether it is a crowd of business executives or a class of secondary students.
Motivational speakers help individuals motivate mental, spiritual, social, physical, financial and career aspects of their lives. Motivational speakers should work hard in maintaining and developing their abilities and verbal communication skills, as this is a vital element of the job. A good motivational speaker should do research to continuously keep up with trends and events regarding the subject matter that they speak about. They must also have the skill to converse with their audiences after every speech to offer consultations and answer queries. Considered experts in their field, motivational speakers are looked to when insights are essential in that given area.
In the western world, especially in America, motivational speakers like Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Jack Canfield, Jim Rohn and Bob Proctor have helped businesses and people grow and reach their true potential. Some of these speakers speak more than 200 days in a calender year. In India, the trend is slowly picking up, corporate world and even the Indian Army is calling motivational speakers to help their people and motivate them to do their best.
There is huge number of ‘speakers’ in India. Here is a list of 5 of the most popular ones:
No. 5 SANDEEP MAHESHWARI
Sandeep Maheshwari is a name among millions who struggled, failed and surged ahead in search of success, happiness and contentment. Just like any other middle class guy, he too had a bunch of unclear dreams and a blurred vision of his goals in life. All he had was an undying learning attitude to hold on to. Rowing through ups and downs, it was time that taught him the true meaning of his life.
And once discovered, he consistently kept resigning from his comfort zone and to share the secret of his success with the entire world. It is this very urge of helping people and doing something good for the society that inspired him to take the initiative of changing people’s lives in the form of “Free Life-Changing Seminars and Sessions”.
No wonder people connect with him and his mission of ‘Sharing’ is now being actively propagated and practiced by millions. It is his diligent focus, the great support of his family and the faith of his team that keeps him going.
No. 4 T. S. MADAAN
Mr. T.S.Madaan (Tarvinder Singh Madaan) is a Hindi Motivational Speaker and Comedian. He is a retired LIC employee. A regular blood donor (36 times till date), an actor, a singer and a painter, he is extremely popular amongst his audience. He has served various clubs and associations as President. Born on 14 November, 1958 in a highly educated family, he himself has been trained by world’s best trainers, educators and motivators. His sessions are designed to infuse dynamism and vigour into the participants, to make them more Productive. His Motivational Talk generally consists of Positive Attitude, Big Goals, Customer Care, Human Relations, Stress Management, Anger Management, Self Confidence, Communication Skills, Behaviour, Time management etc. The various benefits to the organisation are Enhanced Productivity, Performance, Commitment, Loyalty, Employee/Employer Relations, Team Work etc. and the benefits to the audience are Enhanced Family Happiness, Social Acceptability, Self-esteem, Patience, Tolerance etc. His delivery style is Interactive, Entertaining and Powerful. He is considered among good motivational speakers in India.
No. 3 SHIV KHERA
Mr. Shiv Khera is the founder of Qualified Learning Systems Inc. USA. An Author, Educator, Business Consultant and successful Entrepreneur, he is a much sought-after motivational speaker.
He inspires and encourages people, making them realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. to Singapore. His 30 years of research, understanding and experience have helped people on the path of personal growth and fulfillment.
Mr. Khera is the author of 12 books including international bestseller “You Can Win”, which has sold over 2 million copies in 16 languages. His other books are creating new records. He is a popular author, consultant and motivational speaker in India.
No. 2 Deepak Chopra
Born Deepak Chopra in 1947 (he claims to have forgotten his exact birthday) in New Delhi, India. He is a very famous motivational speaker in India. The son of an eminent cardiologist, Krishnan Chopra, Deepak at first spurned his father’s career path, wanting instead to pursue a career as a journalist. Eventually, however, he became enthralled with the subject of medicine and enrolled at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in his native city.
After a meeting with transcendental mediation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Chopra quit his job at New England Memorial Hospital and started the Maharishi Ayur-Veda Products International, a company that specialized in alternative products, like herbal teas and oils. Co-founded with the Maharishi, the company successfully launched Chopra into the world of alternative medicine.
No. 1 M NASEER KHAN
Mr. M Naseer Khan, today, is the most inspiring motivational speaker and success coach in India. His clientele include Fortune500 companies.
Consistently ranked among top Indian motivational speakers, Naseer is by far the most energetic and captivating speaker in the country. Energy just flows when he is among the people. His events are more like a rock-concert.
Naseer uses advanced techniques like NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnosis, Music, etc. to engage the audience and lead them to use what they learn during his seminars so that they can create a positive lasting change in their life.
He was born in a small city of India- Jabalpur. One amongst 9 siblings Naseer has an inspiring story of rags-to-riches.
Naseer has worked in India, Europe and Africa with a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the Military sector to Financial Services, Manufacturing, Health, I.T., Retail, Police, Universities and many more.
He is an M.B.A. from University of Macerata, Italy. Because he has studied and worked in Europe, he has a vast international exposure and a great understanding of multiculturalism. He has worked with such big institutions as The Indian Army, The Police, HCL, British Telecom, Hindustan Petroleum, Axis Bank, CADD, Genpact, Valvoline, etc. for about 20 years. He is the founder Director of Elevate Global Training Solutions.
Naseer is famous for his very popular 5 hour long motivational event “Transformation” in India.
Organisations mainly invite Naseer Khan to talk about The Secrets to Success, Leadership of Tomorrow, Confidence Building, Goal Setting, Success Strategies, Power Selling, Employee Motivation, Power of Dreams, Youth Empowerment, and Personality TRANSFORMATION. Corporates trust him because he is an expert on enhancing productivity and happiness of their team members. The quality that sets him apart is the fun and passion that the participants feel while learning in Naseer’s seminars. You not only ‘learn’ but actually ‘do’ it with Naseer. He says ‘Knowledge is useless if you don’t use it’.
Whether you are a student, an employee, a housewife or have been in business for years, Naseer’s training will give you proven strategies and time tested systems to create a bright future. His message is simple, powerful and practical.