LORNE SULCAS – International Speaker – The Big Cat Guy

FAQ’s about Motivational Speakers

  • 1. Motivational Speakers – FAQ
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  • 1. Who should I get and what are the differences amongst the Transformational Speakers, Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers, and Inspirational Speakers?

    Storytelling allows listeners to identify with the characters in the story, yet feel safe enough about not being personally confronted and becoming defensive. Storytelling has the power to break down defenses and open the listeners’ willingness to become part of the events that play off in the story. It does not matter what type of speaker you get. If he or she is able to tell a captivating story, you have an audience that are willing to listen. But let us have a look at some key characteristics of each of the above mentioned.

    Transformational Speakers

    Just like the word ‘transformational’, can it be concluded that Transformational Speakers intend to initiate or bring forth some form of transformation in human beings. Transformational Speakers help motivate and transform behavior. They provide strategies to help people develop more meaningful and successful lives. They help raise questions around perceptions, help awaken new beliefs, new awareness, and elicit new behavior. Transformational Speakers have experience and in-depth insight into human behavior and the challenges we typically face. They are knowledgeable, empathetic, and intuitive. They just know how to make a personal connection with their audience, even though a room full of people is addressed. Through their exceptional insight and understanding of human behavior, they are able to help audience members with personal growth and leadership development. They can move listeners deeply. Transformational Speakers are sincere, humble, genuine, and are able to make a listener feel that the message that is being delivered is meant for him or her in person. Messages delivered by Transformational Speakers are usually so clear and powerful that listeners will be able to clearly recall strategies given to them several months after they have heard it and still be able to implement what they have heard into practice. If put in hierarchy, this is the highest hierarchy that you will get amongst Transformational Speakers, Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers, and Inspirational Speakers. Lorne Sulcas is really a Transformational Speaker. But in general, most people do not really understand these differences. As a result you will find that most speakers will introduce themselves as Motivational Speakers or as Inspirational Speakers.


    Motivational Speakers

    Motivational Speakers aim to motivate and inspire people into action. Motivational Speakers help create an emotional desire and mental drive that will allow people to invest more energy and purpose into their goals. Organizations will often hire a Motivational Speaker to raise expectations or excitement before implementing changes in a company, or when being challenged with low employee morale. Or simply to assist in reaching a competitive edge, as is also often required by Sports Teams. Motivational Speakers will typically have a conversation some time before the event to gain a greater insight into the challenges that the organization face. A Motivational Speaker will then prepare accordingly and address these challenges specifically. A message delivered by a Motivational Speaker is less likely to endure if it is not acted upon immediately. It also depends on how personally a listener was affected by the message and how relevant it was to him. Precision and clarity of the message plays a key role. A motivational message will have its maximum effect if the message is clear, precise and the listener can personally identify with the message; and then act upon it in immediately. Notice the contrast here when you compare Transformational Speakers with Motivational Speakers. Messages delivered by Transformational Speakers have a long lasting impact. They are easy to recall and implement long after the messages have been delivered. Messages delivered by Motivational Speakers carries most of their weight in the short term. You will find that an audience member will have difficulty to recall any strategy that can be implemented into practice. A listener will be able to tell you that he enjoyed the speaker and that the Motivational Speaker was very good. But this is probably where it will end. There is one thing that all Motivational Speakers agree upon, though. A motivated employee is a more productive employee. One that is driven to succeed and find solutions.


    Inspirational Speakers

    One key difference between Motivational Speakers and Inspirational Speakers is the purpose of the message. An Inspirational Speaker will typically tell his own personal story. It is typically one of overcoming difficulties in severely adverse circumstances. Contrary to the task at hand for Motivational Speakers, you cannot have the same expectations from Inspirational Speakers. They do not address specific challenges that a company face, but rather just speak to inspire with their own personal story. It is not the purpose of Inspirational Speakers to change behavior, give strategies to increase sales, or to help an organization to develop a competitive edge. Inspirational Speakers will rather focus on their own history and retell it to the audience. They will tell, for example, how they overcame or survived a huge challenge, climbed a mountain, ride a long distance with a bicycle, or build a company up to a huge success. These are the type of stories we hear that inspire us to believe that if we try, we can do the same.


    Keynote Speakers

    Keynote Speakers are Public Speakers who deliver the primary speeches, or as we refer to it, the Keynote Address. A Keynote Speaker will deliver a speech that addresses the objectives of a meeting. Keynote Speakers will deliver their speeches at the end of an event, such as Award Functions, Conferences, Summits, Annual Meetings or Training Programs. The speech that is delivered by a Keynote Speaker is often viewed as the highlight of the event and most of the time the main reason why people will attend an event. Their speeches are very specific and relevant towards the outcome that the organizers wish to obtain. It can also be industry specific with the objective to educate. The general purpose of a keynote can be to educate, motivate or to inspire. It all depends on the objectives that needs to be met.

  • 2. Well then, where does all of these listed below fit in? Do these speakers also qualify as Transformational Speakers, Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers or Inspirational Speakers?

    Conference Speakers, Public Speakers, International Speakers, Business Speakers, Corporate Speakers, After Dinner Speakers, Business Motivational Speakers, Conference Keynote Speakers, Business Keynote Speakers, Professional Public Speakers, Leadership Speakers.

  • 3. Motivational Speakers – What should I expect from them?

    Motivational Speakers speak with the purpose to motivate an audience into taking action or changing their behaviour. Motivational Speakers will use various emotive methods to relate to their audience and to inspire action. Motivational Speakers are often hired by companies to inspire, motivate and train or help employees to set goals and strategies and leave a lasting impression on the audience. They use professional, and often entertaining platform skills to make a listener feel like his goals are within reach. A good and well trained Motivational Speaker will typically do his homework before he engages with the audience. Often, a company will have some particular problem or request in mind, such as a desire to improve teamwork between employees, or help employees understand what is required to beat their competition. The real task at hand for Motivational Speakers is to get employees to want to do something instead of an organization having to use other methods such as politics, demoralizing evaluations, rules, intimidation, financial incentives, or threats to get results. Motivational Speakers have the ability to raise employee engagement, raise energy levels and the willingness amongst employees to want to invest themselves in their work. It is not the work of Motivational Speakers to build job skills, but rather to strengthen the corporate culture and to inspire employees in understanding the power of working with the objectives of a leadership team and engage with the goals of the organization. Motivational Speakers help leadership teams to understand the power of building trust and unity with the rest of the workforce.

  • 4. Is Lorne Sulcas one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers?

    Well, let me ask you this. If you are looking for one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers, amongst whom should Lorne be classified as one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers? There is no established standard where speakers get ranked as number 1, 2, or 3. Usually bloggers will make a selection of Top 10 Motivational Speakers that they are aware of, or came across on the internet after doing some research. There are literally hundreds of Top Motivational Speakers that make a profound difference. Here is how Lorne does differentiate himself from standards available as key performance indicators.
    For the last 10 years, Lorne has been speaking all over the world by sheer word-of-mouth recommendations and very little or no marketing, and these recommendations landed him speaking slots at organizational giants such as Sony, NASA, Gartner, London Stock Exchange and many more similar organizations worldwide. Without exception, he has been pointed out time and time again as one of the top speakers at these events, and most of the time as the absolute top speaker of the event. So, it is then probably justified to classify him as one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers, at least as far as those audiences who heard him speak are concerned.

  • 5. Why have meeting planners consistently booked Lorne the last 10 years?

    Lorne has consistently exceeded meeting planners’ expectations. Audiences just love him and his talks are utterly unique, action packed, and massively energetic. Agreed, there are other excellent Motivational Speakers. What makes Lorne’s talks so different is that he draws parallels between the survival skills used by the big cats and the skills needed by Organizations and Sports Teams to survive, and even by everyday life challenges for any person to Thrive in a Wild WorldTM . Being an award winning wild-life photographer, Lorne brings his experience from the bushveld to his audience. Seeing Lorne’s incredible award-winning Wild-life Photography and hearing stories that the audience can relate to, leave them in awe, incredibly inspired, and added to this, where often some members of the audience have very little knowledge or insight into the behavioral aspects of the big cats, a new awareness and a new love affair with these cats and wildlife in general is formed. Audience members remember these stories because they are so unique, simple, and powerful. It is no secret that employees return to their workplace and start comparing their strategies with those of the wild cats. Why? Because it is so simple, yet so effective. And consequently, so easy to remember.

  • 6. What industries does Lorne specialize in?

    If any of the following is relevant to you and your Sports Team or Organization, then you can be certain that that Lorne will make a lasting impact on your team and initiate growth and change.

    • When your organization is facing fierce competition
    • You want your organization to build resilience in the face of change
    • You want to improve and build teamwork in your organization or sports team
    • You want to address and build leadership in your organization
    • You want to overcome massive challenges that your organization is facing
    • You want to ensure sustainable growth and achieve exceptional results
  • 7. At what events does Lorne typically speak?

    Conferences and Conventions

    Leadership Summits

    Organizational Retreats

    Sales Conferences

    Teambuilding Events

    Sports Teams

    Breakfast or Lunch Meetings

    After Dinner or Awards Functions

  • 8. When is the best time to slot in Motivational Speakers?

    Opening Motivational Speakers plays a pivotal role in getting attendees to engage with purpose. A willing attendee will listen with purpose, to understand and learn. It is therefore also important for Event Organizers to understand exactly what to expect before they start looking Motivational Speakers. You will want your audience to be revved up and looking forward to the rest of the event.
    Closing Motivational Speakers changes the way attendees feel about an event before going home. It makes the difference between learning a lot and taking that knowledge back to their workplace with enthusiasm and the willingness to implement what they have learned. It also changes the way attendees will remember a conference and thereby increasing the chances that he will return to the next conference with high expectations. You want attendees to start with high expectations and to leave on a high note.

  • 9. What is the size of the audience that Keynote Speakers normally speak to. And what about Lorne’s audiences?

    Lorne is used to speak to really any type of audience. He is often selected as one of the best Business Speakers or Keynote Speakers to address audiences of anywhere between 100 and 300 members. But being one of the favorite Conference Speakers to address 1500 members at a world conference, such as the London Stock Exchange is no exception on the rule. Then again, so was Lorne frequently invited as an After-Dinner Speaker to as little as 20 members in a crowd. The best way to prepare for your event, is to give Lorne a call at +27 72 833 3555. His frequent exposure to all kinds of situations might help you prepare well. You can certainly expect Lorne to assist you with a few good tips and some advice if you are dealing with a situation you have not encountered before.

  • 10. How long is Lorne’s talks as Keynote Speaker?

    If you need Lorne as a Keynote Speaker, he normally speaks between 45 and 75 minutes. But this can be discussed, depending on your needs are and what Lorne offers. He is doing this for more than 10 years already and easily fit into various roles. This is what is required from an experienced Keynote Speakers and if you get someone that has trouble adapting, you should start wondering if you have the right person for the job. Whether you need him as a Business Speaker, a Keynote Speaker, a Conference Speaker or as an After-Dinner Speaker. Speak to Lorne. If you are working with an experienced Keynote Speaker such as Lorne, he will also be able to advise you on what works well and what does not.



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                                    • Your presentation was brilliant, Lorne. In my job, I hear a lot from motivational speakers and much of it is a rehash of other presentations or literature. This was different…… Pure, base animal behaviours captured through tireless detailed observation and then expertly translated into the world of human beings in the workplace. An intellectual triumph.

                                    • Lorne, I want to personally thank you … The crucial lessons you shared in your presentations added real value to our IPM conferences, Excellence Mindset and out of the box thinking… brilliantly relevant to our world.  Your delivery is professional, entertaining and inspiring – every time… absolutely outstanding.  Whenever I talk to IPM delegates, the ‘lessons that Big Cat guy spoke on’ is one thing they all really remember and still talk about.

                                      DALE CROSSMAN - ED.D, IPM PROGRAMS, NASA, U.S.A.
                                    • When you have attended as many motivational presentations as I have through 44 years of corporate life and small business enterprise ownership you tend to be a little blasé about presentations of this nature. Your “big cat” analogy of life at the top of the food chain brought a new perspective to coping with challenges in the real estate jungle. Your understanding of the Lion, Cheetah and Leopard behaviour provides key lessons for businesses to succeed. I loved your presentation. Your story telling, humour and delivery were outstanding. Your passion for wildlife, photography and public speaking were evident and together all these elements provided an unforgettable experience.

                                      TONY WEBB – MANAGING DIRECTOR, FINE & COUNTRY, SOUTH AFRICA
                                    • Thank you so much Lorne for your exceptional presentation and facilitated session to our Executive Management Team. The team was blown away and could not stop talking about it and referring to your points throughout the remainder of our strategic planning session and beyond!! We have no hesitation in recommending ‘Thriving In A Wild World’. Thank you again, very much!

                                      ASHLEIGH DAY - RGA REINSURANCE COMPANY, SOUTH AFRICA
                                    • I had the utmost pleasure of seeing Lorne deliver his “Thriving in a Wild World” keynote and his ability to draw real life comparisons between survival in the bush and thriving in the business world was truly first class. I was able to immediately apply insights from his talk and I can honestly say it has yielded brilliant results!

                                      FEMI ADEBANJI – FEMI BUSINESS SPEAKER, NIGERIA
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                                    Lorne Sulcas - International Speaker - The Big Cat Guy Leadership Motivational Speaker & After Dinner Speaker for Organizations, Conferences, Conventions, Summits & Sports Teams
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