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Top 20 Motivational Speakers of all time

Today I have a list of Top 20 Motivational Speakers of all time. Sometimes a little push of positivity is enough to fuel your mind, but other times mind needs conditioning. In this fast pace, century stress is common nowadays. Various things can accumulate stress whether its bad health, bad finance, a bad relationship or lots of other things.

Your mind is conditioned by your thoughts, As Ralph Waldo Emerson quoted “A man is what he thinks about all day.” It’s apparent that you are what you think about all day. We do know we don’t have control over thoughts, but we do have control over what thoughts to cling to.

Your subconscious mind plays a vital role in this. It doesn’t counteract your thoughts whether it’s a negative thought or a positive; it just accepts it as it is. This is where mind conditioning comes into action.

Mind conditioning in simple words is replacing your negative thoughts by the positive ones. Your subconscious mind is accepting every voice from your environment whether its negative or positive and will act accordingly. Exposing yourself to the negative environment or thoughts will impact your thought process.

To overcome all this, you need to feed your mind with healthy and positive thoughts continuously. There are a lot of motivational speakers out there who are doing the same. You can listen to there podcasts or videos and can condition your mind. It’s not like you should listen to it for a day or two and will feel like a superman. Motivational speeches are to condition your mind. You should feed your mind with positivity that’s what these top motivational speakers talk about.

I have shortlisted top 20 motivational speakers of all time. You can listen to their podcasts, audio’s or you can watch tons of their videos over youtube. Listening to them will encourage you to gain an insight inside yourself.

1) Tonny Robins


He is an entrepreneur, best selling author, philanthropist, life and business strategist and of course one of the best motivational speakers of all time.

His best selling books include Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within and other best selling work includes Master the Game and UNSHAKEABLE.

His inspirational speeches are all about raising the standards. He has already changed many lives to this date through his enthusiasm. His techniques are simple not a rocket science, and of course very useful.

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2) Jim Rohn


Unfortunately Jim Rohn is not between us as he died December 5, 2009, but his work is available everywhere. Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and one of the top rated motivational speakers of all time.

There are hundreds of his motivational speeches over the internet, and his books are available all over. Some of his most significant work includes 7 strategies of wealth and happiness, My philosophy for successful living and much more.

Jim Rohn was a guide, a mentor, an inspiration to many, his story, speeches are still an inspiration to us. He helped many overcome their obstacles through mind-blowing speeches and I can say he is still helping majority of people to change their attitude towards life.

3) Les Brown


Les Brown is an author, former radio DJ, former television host, former politician and a motivational speaker. His catchphrases is “you’ve gotta be hungry.” He teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do in his motivational speeches.

He was declared as educable mentally retarded while he was in grade school, but now he is one of the most excellent motivational speakers of all time. His speeches have changed many lives to this date and will continue forever.

His famous work includes Live your dreams, laws of success, the power or purpose and much more. You can easily find him all over the internet.

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4) Bob Proctor


Bob Proctor is an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker. Born on 5 July 1934 he was broke in his 20s and was in debt until he found someone who handed over him a book that changed his life. He started reading that book in 1961 and is continuously reading it every day to this date.

It’s Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. His all motivational speeches are a reference of this book. His simple strategy is to watch your thoughts. Your thoughts are your most significant assets and liabilities according to Bob Proctor.

His extensive research on the human mind and thoughts has given him the ability to teach others about the way the brain works.

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5) Brian Tracy


Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He has spoken over various topics to this date like Personal development, sales training, business training, time management, leadership training.

His famous works include Earn What You’re Really Worth, Eat That Frog!,and The Psychology of Achievement.

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6) Nick Vujicic


Nicholas James Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker. He was born with the Tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder (called phocomelia) characterized by the absence of arms and legs.

His will to live life is so much powerful that he doesn’t even miss his missing arms and legs. He is a living example of real motivation. He has conditioned his mind to the point where he no more falls in negativity.

In his motivational speeches, he urges people to start living with what all we have. Some of his famous works include your life without limits, unstoppable: the incredible power of faith in action, stand strong and so on.

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7) Simon Sinek


Simon Oliver Sinek is a British-American author, motivational speaker, and organizational consultant. He is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

He discovered striking patterns about how the greatest leaders and organizations think, act and communicate. He is famously known for popularizing the concept of “WHY” in his first ted talk in 2009, and he was right indeed.

He has worked on a few publications like the infinite game, together is better, leaders eat last, etc.

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8) Jack Canfield


Jack Canfield is an American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. He is the co-author of one of the most popular publications to this date: Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Book has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages.

He talks mostly on success principles. His motivational speeches show the abundance of knowledge he has in his field.

His other famous work includes The success principles, how to get from where you are to where you want to be, success affirmations and so on.

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9) Eric Thomas


Eric D. Thomas, Ph.D. is an American motivational speaker, author, and minister. He has taken the world by storm with his creative stye and high-energy messages.

Drawing from his own experiences as they relate to homelessness, the absence of his biological father, academic struggles, and various other obstacles, ET allows his life to be an “open book” from which radiates dynamic and inspiring messages that relate to many people across all strata.

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10) Mel Robbins


Melanie “Mel” Robbins is an American on-air CNN commentator, television host, author, and motivational speaker.
She is famous for her 5-second rule. Her catchphrase is

“You’re one decision away
from a totally different life.”

At age 41, her life was a mess. She was unemployed, facing bankruptcy, marriage spiraling, confidence shot, hitting the bottle hard. But then 5-second rule changed her whole life, and now she is changing other lives.

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11) Louise Lynn

Louise Lynn Hay was an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House. She authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 edition, You Can Heal Your Life.

Through her healing techniques and her positive philosophy, millions have learned to create more of what they want in their lives–more wellness in their bodies, minds, and spirits.

12) Christopher Paul Gardner


Christopher Paul Gardner is an American businessman, investor, author, and philanthropist and motivational speaker. He struggled through homelessness while raising his toddler son around 1980s.

His early struggles and his will to live the life to the fullest has made him a renounce motivational speaker. Some of his work is start where you are, the pursuit of happyness.

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13) Susan Lynn


Susan Lynn “Suze” Orman is an American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker, and television host.

Susan is a motivational speaker, and her speeches keep changing lives. She earned a degree in social work and then worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley for seven years making $400 a month till the age of 29.

USA today has mentioned her as “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse.”

She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today.

14) Iyanla Vanzant


Iyanla Vanzant is a lawyer, author, life coach and a motivational speaker. She is the host of Lyanla: Fix My Life show and has frequently featured as a guest techer of oprah’s lifeclass.

She has faced many difficulties since her childhood but managed to overcome all of them, and now she teaches people, inspires them to overcome their hurdles. Her life itself is an inspiration to people.

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15) Amy Purdy


Amy Gale is an American actress, model, world-class snowboarder, and 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, professional motivational speaker, clothing designer, and author.

Her life took a detour when she was just 19. She experienced flu-like symptoms and was rushed to the hospital, and after admission, she was given a 2% chance of survival and was on life support.

After undergoing multiple blood transfusions, doctors diagonosed her with Meningococcal Meningitis. But due to lack of circulation she suffered in between, doctors had to amputate her legs below her knee. She also later received a donated kidney from her father.

After so much of ups and downs, she still stands today as an example of No matter how hard life is her passion to live is much stronger.

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16) T. Harv Eker


T. Harv Eker is an author, businessman and motivational speaker. He is also known for his theories on wealth and motivation.

He is the author of top selling book Secrets of the millionaire mind.

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17) Darren Hardy


Darren Hardy is an American advisor, keynote speaker, author, former publisher of SUCCESS magazine and a motivational speaker. He is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and The Compound Effect.

Darren Hardy has been the central business leader of the successful media industry for more than 25 years.

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18) Ts Madaan


TsMadaan is an Indian Business trainer, life coach, and a motivational speaker. He has spoken over a large number of seminars. He has held many workshops for many big corporations in India.

His basic funda behind life is to raise yourself from poverty to luxury. He was so keen about being rich since his childhood. After struggling for many years, He finally succeeds and now is helping others achieve as well.

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19) Sandeep Maheshwari


Sandeep Maheshwari is the Founder of ImagesBazaar, the world’s most extensive collection of Indian images company and a Motivational speaker.

He struggled, failed and surged ahead in search of success, happiness, and contentment. He focuses on to make everything simple in his sessions. He urges people to condition the mind into thinking everything is achievable by projecting it as an easy task.

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20) Dr. Vivek Bindra


Dr. Vivek Bindra is a leadership trainer, business Coach, thought leader and of course a motivational speaker. He specializes in empowering people to realize their real potential.

A vast majority of people has been already benefited and continuing.

He is a trusted advisor to over 1500+ corporates and is a pathfinder to various entrepreneurs. He has been an inspirational pathfinder to top-notch entrepreneurs providing leadership excellence for taking their organizations to the next level.

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After listening to Best Motivational Speakers of all time, I have concluded and have realized the fact that mental conditioning is vital. We should watch out thoughts. Thoughts influence actions. The one things that I have found common in all of the top motivational speakers is their control over their thoughts.

If you can win over your mind, you can win this world. Everything is, and the body reacts accordingly. Keep a check on where your thoughts are going, it may not be affecting you today, but I am damn sure it will affect you in upcoming years.

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