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A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences. The speech itself is popularly known as a pep talk.
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Black motivational speakers are Black but they challenge and transform Black, White and Brown listeners of every creed and orientation [...]