Are you considering this as a career path with your name written on it? It certainly is the opportunity of a lifetime. There are only a few intrinsic qualities you need to refine. Aside from that, the world is your oyster!
The number one requirement needed to succeed in becoming a Motivational Speaker is a sincere and authentic desire to help others in any way you can.
When you are confident that this is your number one value in life you have taken the first step on your path.
The second requirement for becoming a motivational speaker may be harder that the first for some people.
You've got to be prepared to open your heart and become vulnerable.
With that, your next obligation is to research your own life; openly and without glitter. Your experiences, your successes, and your defeats. Your highlights, and those times when you fell short. The times when you did good for others, and the times you let them down painfully and carelessly.
The times others helped you, and the times you were left to sort life out on your own. The times where you learned, and the junctures where you failed the lessons miserably. You must be brutally honest with yourself as you take stock of your life and experiences.
Out of that will come your story. Nothing special, nothing magical, nothing great. Just a traveler on a road with perhaps a few words of encouragement or wisdom to offer someone who may have temporarily lost their way.
From there you begin crafting your speech. Without hubris or conceit. You have a message that's uniquely yours - and you also understand, in the deepest sense, that you are one and the same with every person you meet. You know humility.
When you begin to understand that their motivation upon your own soul far outweighs any wisdom you could bestow upon them, only then will you have reached that which was always available within you to share, to help.
Have you been motivated by someone, or have you motivated others by something you said or did? Share your story!