The 10 Most Motivational Speakers Ever

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Mark Victor HansenWebsite

(Born January 1948) An American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series.

Along with business partner, Jack Canfield, Hansen is best known for creating what Time magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today, with more than 140 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products. The name “Chicken Soup” was chosen because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick. The first Chicken Soup book, published by Health Communications, Inc., sold more than 2 million copies. There are now over 140 million copies in print and in 54 languages world-wide.

Hansen has appeared on Oprah, CNN and The Today Show and was featured in Time, US News and World Report, USA Today,
Dan MillmanWebsite

(Born Feb 22, 1946) An author of thirteen self-help books, the most famous of which is the semi-autobiographical novel, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1980). As the winner of the 1964 World Trampoline Championship in London, he co-captained the 1968 NCAA University of California gymnastics team and has also worked as a gymnastics instructor at Stanford University and a professor of physical education at Oberlin College. He is connected to the human potential movement along with Anthony Robbins. His early background includes modern dance and Aikido. Later he studied various yogas and martial arts while he travelled around the world, which resulted in his new calling as spiritual and motivational speaker and author.

Jack CanfieldWebsite

 

(Born August 19, 1944)is an American motivational speaker and author.He is best known as the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which currently has nearly 200 titles and 112 million copies in print in over 40 languages. According to USA Today, Chicken Soup for the Soul and several of the series titles by Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were among the top 150 best-selling books of the last 15 years (October 28, 1993 through October 23, 2008).

In July 2004, Jack Canfield founded The Transformational Leadership Council, a group of thought leaders, speakers, authors, coaches, trainers, researchers, consultants, and other leaders in the fields of personal and professional development. The members of TLC meet semi-annually to network, connect, and learn from each other, to enhance members’ effectiveness and contribution in the world. As of January 2009, membership numbered 99.

Stephen R. CoveyWebsite

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author, his advice has given insight to millions.s a list of some of the top living Motivational Speakers that will be sure to help you get focused…

 

Anthony (Tony) RobbinsWebsite

(Born February 29, 1960) An American self-help writer and professional speaker for over 30 years. He became well known through his infomercials and bestselling self-help books, Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement and Awaken The Giant Within. The first edition of Unlimited Power was published by Fawcett Columbine (Ballantine Books) in 1987.

 

Robbins writes about subjects such as health and energy, overcoming fears, persuasive communication, and enhancing relationships. He also became well known in America and internationally through infomercials promoting personal development audio programs and motivational seminars. His audio programs, seminars and self-help products featured Neuro-linguistic programming and Ericksonian hypnosis which he studied at the start of his career. Robbins seminars also used firewalking as a metaphor for overcoming fears and limiting beliefs. Later, Robbins combined his skills and techniques with other methods claimed to effect personal change.

Wayne DyerWebsite


Dr. Deepak Chopra - Website


(Born October 22, 1946) An Indian-American medical doctor and writer. He has written extensively on spirituality and diverse topics in mind-body medicine. Chopra says that he has been profoundly influenced by Jiddu Krishnamurti.He has also been influenced by the teachings of Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita, and by the field of quantum physics. Deepak Chopra has influenced the New Thought Movement in the United States.

Zig Ziglar – Website

(Born 6 November 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama.) His parents were John Silas Ziglar and Lila Ziglar. He was the tenth of twelve children.

In 1931, when Ziglar was five years old, his father accepted a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he spent most of his early childhood. In 1932, his father died of a stroke, and his younger sister died two days later, leaving his mother to raise the remaining eleven children alone. Ziglar served in the Navy during World War II (circa 1943 to 1945). He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program, attending the University of South Carolina.

On September 15, 1944, he met his wife, Jean, at the YWCA in Jackson, Mississippi. He was 17 and she was 16. After courting her for over two years, she accepted his hand in marriage. They were married in late 1946.

Ziglar later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies, during which time his sales skills improved and his interest in motivational speaking grew.

In 1968, Ziglar became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, moving to

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    • gautam chatterjee

      bhag yaha se kamine

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  • Crazysabre

    I have another one I would like to say is great. Andy Stangenberg is unbelievable when talking about life struggles and his programs really made me think differently about my own life.

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  • MotivationalSpeakersAfrica.com

    A great list indeed. Hopefully, the next top 10 motivational speakers list will have at least one or several leading Motivational Speakers in Africa.

    Motivational Speakers Africa will do it it can within its powers to promote them through key speaking engagements all over the world.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sulondia.hammond Sulondia Hammond

    Sulondia Hammond will be on the list next time.
    http://www.empowernetwork.com/sueham

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  • Etfan

    ERIC THOMAS!!! include him -.-

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  • Mickey

    Earl Nightingale and Brian Tracy are my two favorites.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/06heat KD Hize

      Earl is d pioneer!

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  • Prochs

    Where’s Eric Thomas?!! He is by far the most powerful speaker I have ever heard , and has been through more struggle than any of these other speakers! Eric Thomas needs to be on here!

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  • Nate

    ERIC THOMAS! If your here you gotta check him out!!

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  • Julius

    great Guys BUT this list is absolutely incomplete without Brian Tracy!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/06heat KD Hize

      i agree…Brian Tracy is one of the best motivational speakers…next to JIM ROHN.

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  • Etsucks

    I couldn’t listen to more than 10 seconds of Eric Thomas. You can be motivational without being a loud, obnoxious, asshole.

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    • Prochs

      He shows emotion , which is what separates him from other speakers! So turn your volume down and stop bitching!

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      • heath ledger

        eric thomas is an amazing motivational speaker but then some of his principles are flawed

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        • jim rohn

          moreover eric thomas cant produce instant results like tony robbins or les brown.

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          • Guest

            Eric Thomas is amazing, yeah you may say that he is loud, obnoxious, or whatnot. But that is because he is a speaker specifically to schools and that is what students are interested in! Everyone in my school was laughing and inspired. He came to my school today and made me open my eyes and think more about my future, as he intended to do.

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    • Prochs

      Eric Thomas shows emotion, which separates him from other speakers. So turn your volume down, stop bitching, and get motivated!

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    • Daniel

      Eric Thomas is amazing, yeah you may say that he is loud, obnoxious, or whatnot. But that is because he is a speaker specifically to schools and that is what students are interested in! Everyone in my school was laughing and inspired. He came to my school today and made me open my eyes and think more about my future, as he intended to do…

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  • LILBOWNIC

    JIM ROHN IS THE BESTEST EVEEEEER

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    • http://www.facebook.com/06heat KD Hize

      absolutely…i agree 100 percent.

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  • Caroline

    ERIC THOMAS NEEDA BE NUMBER ONE ON HERE!. and Les Brown too!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/egaram Emrick Garam

    where is Les Brown?

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    • Micheal

      Les Brown should be one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard

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    • Chris

      Better than good, and better than most :)

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  • Eagleboy

    No one can hold a candle to Jim Rohn

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    • tony rules

      check out tony robbins;tony credits jim as his mentor but i think tony’s better tan his teacher.watch the video of him turning over the emotions of an angry muslim who calls 9/11 a retribution……

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  • GT

    eric thomas is the greatest!!!!

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  • bharat

    robin sharma

    brian tracy

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  • Eddie

    Eric Thomas aka ET The Hip Hop Preacher deserves to be mentioned. He went through way more and earned his right to be included.

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  • haah

    seems like someone is jealous of eric thomas, i guess he was the one in the water who drowned

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  • RIGHT CHOICE SUCCESS CORPORATI

    ***AJ ROLLS….is the best of the best. Authentic, effective, extremely different, exciting, informative, & entertaining. He is the GREATEST. He authored 7 books, & has a new cd comming out. RESURRECT SUCCESS NOW. ***HE BEGIN CALLING HIMSELF***AMERICA’S #1 SUCCESS…..THEN A COUPLE OF PEOPLE ON YOUR LIST, BORROWED THIS FROM HIM.

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  • AJ

    Sad that there r no female speakers on the list.

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  • Anonymous

    How can talk about motivational speakers without listing Les Brown and Jim Rohn? They are two of the greatest modern day pioneers of motivation and inspiration. Also I would consider Brian Tracey and Mark Victor Hansen, so your list probably needs to be longer because several are equally skilled with different approaches.

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  • Jack Davis

    Eric Thomas may have struggled — but his speeches are essentially copies of Les Brown. Listen to Les Brown’s speeches from the 80′s and you will hear many of the same points repeated VERBATIM in Eric Thomas’s speeches. The difference, though, is that Les Brown talked to corporations while Eric Thomas is talking to impressionable college students and the young, “Youtube” generation

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  • aamir www.ovol.co.uk

    This is a great post and thesw people are changing lives around the world and they are making difference in all aspects of life.

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  • ProfessorQ

    Can’t listen to ET at all, boring, redundant but if he works for the homies then it’s all good.

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  • EMMA

    Zig Zigler I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH YOU HAVE A GOOD MOTIVATIONAL LIFE

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  • Anonymous

    wow great list. and here are a few more I also liked and learned a lot from. Bob Proctor, Tim sales for direct sales and Seth Godin Martin Luther,Stephen Covey. just to name a few more. I know of a few others I would add but the list may get to long. The key to motivation is to consume it daily as you do food and water! it’s food for your mind and heart. Smile

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  • Sonia Mehta

    Would like to know what you think of Yogesh Chabria of Happionaire as a speaker?

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  • Anon123

    Where’s Nick Vujicic?

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    • GodSbabygirl Rollins

      I seeerrriously doubt this person has heard of NV…mainly because Nick is a preacher, so…
      But another excellent choice.

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  • Motivated

    Eric Thomas is a must and this is not a real list if Les Brown is on it…

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  • Brian D. Barton

    http://youtu.be/86RfsuYrvaE

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  • Robert Hensley

    The Geico Pinocchio.

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  • Lisa

    where is martin luther king? or better yet ataturk..

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  • Andrew Singh

    Why not include Naseer Khan here? India is such a huge country. And Naseer Khan is the best motivational speaker in India.

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  • GodSbabygirl Rollins

    Here is s loooong shot: How about JESUS CHRIST?

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  • Rohit Swami

    You have not included anyone from the eastern world?

    Naseer Khan is undoubtedly the best motivational speaker in India. Please check and include http://wisdomindia.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/top-5-motivational-speakers-in-india/

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