How do schools motivate youth?
Do you want to know what middle and high schools do to keep their students motivated?
The staff hires youth motivational speakers to inspire their students. A speaker gets in front of a school assembly and gives a special message and shares stories that move students to action. Schools bring in speakers about once every semester, sometimes many times depending on the school budget.
Where to find youth speakers?
Event planners can visit a speakers bureau online and look through a directory of youth motivational speakers that they can hire. Some speakers are celebrities or used to be famous athletes. These speakers however can charge thousands for a single keynote message. If you are going to spend thousands to bring in a keynote speaker, it’s better to go through a bureau.
If you do a search online for youth speakers you will find self-promoters that you can personally contact. Some will even put their own phone numbers and personal email. Self promoting speakers are the easiest to hire because they are wanting to fill up their calendars and they often give schools a break if they can speak to several schools within a given time frame.
How much does it cost to hire a youth speaker?
First you must know that it’s hard to put a price on getting a room full of students excited about higher education and staying away from gangs and drugs and anything else that can be detrimental to their well-being.
Youth speakers charge anywhere from $500-$5,000 depending on the venue. Some of the smaller schools that do not have as much of a budget as other schools can relay that message to speakers and the true speaker that cares about students, will honor it. Do not turn away the speaker that doesn’t charge too much thinking that he will not be able to do a good job because most are ready and will bring everything that got and give it to your students. Most will even spend the whole day at your school talking to youth and hanging out with them to show them that they are not there just to receive a paycheck but they are there to connect with students.
The next time you hire a youth motivational speaker, be sure to visit their own website and find out what others are saying about them. If they have testimonials, read through them and see if their past clients gave them positive reviews. If their webpage does not have videos, pictures or any media, contact the speaker and ask for their bio sheet. Good luck on hiring a youth speaker at your next school assembly.