Monday, May 27, 2019

Motivational Speakers

For over a decade I have worked in the business of motivational speakers.  I love the industry, and I am so excited everyday that my career has worked out.  It has not been easy, but serving the corporate and association audiences, over 800 of them, has been a real honor.

In 2009 I was laid off from my corporate marketing job. The moment is burned into my memory. It was April 1st, and no, the irony of being laid off on April 1st is not lost to me. I had no job prospects, and we were in the middle of the great recession.  It was the worst economy in 50 years.  

So I took the leap. I went full time as a motivational keynote speaker.

I had become captivated with public speaking long before, and had fine tuned my abilities thought being an active member of Toastmasters for ten years. It takes time to learn to speak at the level of a real professional speaker. To be a meaningful inspirational speaker looks easy, but involves hundreds of hours perfecting the skills. 

Many people ask me about how to become a motivational speaker. My advice is always the same... go speak.  Someone once asked Stephen King how to become a writer, and he replied "Go write.  Writers write".  I think the same thing is true for motivational speakers.  Speakers speak. 

Motivational speakers are a weird group, but I fit right in.  I got involved in the National Speakers Association early in my career, and it was the best decision I ever made.  I have learned a lot for their educational events, but the real gold has been in the strong friendships I have created.  

While I always want more business, and actively promote my business to meeting planners, I also go out of my way to refer other speakers.  I care about live events, and I know that sourcing great keynote speakers is not easy. I watch all the speakers I can and praise the great ones in person and online. 

If you are seeking a motivational speaker for your company or association event, let's have a conversation.  I am always available to brainstorm ideas.  

Have A Great Day

thom singer

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Employee Training

Check out the newest blog post about my Effective Employee Training Program - "The Paradox of Potential".

If your company is hosting a meeting, let's talk about how to get your people talking and taking action. Potential is great, but potential does not equal performance. 

All new blog posts are hosted on the new blog on

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Personal and Professional Goals

New on the new blog on my website - Personal and Professional Goals.

Check it out, and the embedded video series on managing your potential. 

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Plenary Speaker

There is often some confusion around the terms Keynote Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Plenary Speaker, etc..

On my website I talk about my view of how they are often used interchangeably. However, it is in technical organizations where they often assign my Conference Catalyst Program and the opening keynote on connecting the "Plenary Speaker" title.  

Check out my thoughts. What are your thoughts? 

What is a keynote speaker?

New Blog Post on my website blog - What Is A Keynote Speaker?

Have you been reading my new blog on  I am back at blogging on a regular basis talking about the speaking world, and the meetings industry.  

I also write about how to manage your potential.  Your career can be better if you discover your path across the gap between potential and performance. 

Wednesday, May 01, 2019