The Funny Side of the Dark Side of Being a Motivational Speaker

77th National FFA ConventionI couldn't help it. When I heard for the 9,000th time, "OH! You're a motivational speaker? That must be soooo FABULOUS!" I knew I had to shed a little light on the true story. And, as often is the case, the TRUE story, turns out to be the FUNNY story.

So if you have ever thought about becoming a motivational speaker and would like to know what it's REALLY like – then here you go!!! 

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Oh, and if you are already a motivational speaker – PLEASE – share your funny dark side story!



Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. These are hilarious, and I don't even know where to begin. Except that I just had one myself. As soon as I lick the wounds, I will write about it. Too soon. Much. Too. Soon.

  2. My professional career began with me getting paid $5 per speech. Since I was making $200 a week at a time, those two speeches a week gave me $10 which was what a tank of gas cost in my first car. I thought the $5 was pretty good because previously as a child, I was paid $3 to sing in the children's chorus of the Metropolitan Opera.

  3. Have you not yet heard of my Nuts for Saginaw story?  Nuff said.

  4. Had to repost mine since you asked:

    Linda, your stories were too funny, and I'm certain we'll all only acquire more!

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