Motivational speakers.

What on earth is the purpose of motivational speakers, I’m just asking as I cannot see that they serve a useful purpose in life at all.

Admittedly my knowledge and contact with these people is somewhat limited, even so it seems to me that most of them are neither use nor ornament, as the old saying goes.

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Some of the lesser mortals of this species seem unable to motivate their way out of a paper bag, let alone motivate a room full of people to reach their goals and desires.

Perhaps, not quite the same thing but I had the misfortune to go to a meeting of a motivational speaker who was also selling a beauty product, a very strange experience to say the least.

From my point of view this fellow spoke for some three hours or more, I likened it to one of Hitler’s rousing speeches at Nuremberg and in the end perhaps 10% of the audience got up and bought the product.

The product in question reminded me of the snake oil salesmen of the old wild west, I wouldn’t say it was completely useless but it certainly was extremely overpriced, proving the point that you only have to fool half the people some of the time.

Myself, I have to admit I have a deep ingrained loathing of any sort of motivational salesman or woman for that matter as I am more than able enough to decide if I wish to purchase a product without have to sit through the Nuremberg rally and it was at this point that I made a hasty retreat before I lost the will to live completely.

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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2 Responses to Motivational speakers.

  1. SueW says:

    I agree with you. My late husband, amongst other things, was an after dinner speaker, but he was very funny and that is so different to motivational.

  2. An after dinner speaker, sounds like fun especially if he was amusing.

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