Do Motivational Talks Really Work?


“Do motivational talks really work?” I get this question a lot.

This is my 4th article to be featured in the Straits Times and is personally one of my favourite.

Read the truth behind such talks and what value it can bring.

Motivational Talk does not do miracles

Some people hold the unrealistic belief that a motivational talk will deliver a one-day solution that will totally change their lives.

What you do after the motivational talk matters.

It depends on whether you choose to let it happen and then take massive action to achieve your goals.

A motivational talk can create a desire for change, and it will be up to the listeners to decide how they want to change their lives.

– Kenneth Kwan

This article was first featured in The Straits Times, Recruit Page C30 on 21 March 2010.

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Kenneth Kwan, CSP

Kenneth Kwan is an internationally recognized Author, Global Leadership and Motivational Speaker, renowned for his ability to inspire and empower audiences worldwide. With over a decade of experience, he has spoken to leaders from 40 countries, helping transform cultures and shift mindsets within Multi-National Companies (MNCs) and Government Organizations. Kenneth’s expertise in solution-focused thinking and strategic planning has guided numerous businesses toward significant results and high-performance environments. Featured in esteemed media outlets like Channel News Asia and Malaysia's BFM89.9, his insights on leadership and motivation are highly sought after. Kenneth's book, "Small Steps To Big Changes," showcases his profound wisdom and practical strategies, making a lasting impact in lectures and training programs across the region.