In the prevailing harsh economic times we find ourselves in, several unemployed Ghanaian youth have come up with innovative schemes to help them survive.
These schemes usually require basic do-it-yourself tips which they easily learn online.
One such scheme that has been gaining traction in recent years is motivational speaking, which requires just six things to kick-start.
1. Nice suit
The whole objective of motivational speaking is to give people hope that they can succeed, irrespective of whatever challenges they confront. The Ghanaian motivator speaker, therefore, needs to project success. A nice suit - not a cheap one - will help create the impression that he is a successful person, and so qualified to lecture others about success.
2. Nice shoes
You cannot motivate others to succeed if you are wearing worn out shoes. The Ghanaian motivational speaker wears nice shoes to project confidence and present himself as a success story.
3. Social media account
The Ghanaian motivational speaker needs a social media account to market himself. He constantly posts inspiring messages on Facebook and Twitter and soon gains a large following.
He cannot do it without Google. This is where he gets all the motivational messages from.
5. Mobile mobile account
After gaining a reputation for motivational speaking on social media, it is time to monetize that reputation by organising paid motivational speaking classes for people. The Ghanaian motivational speaker has a mobile money account that people can send their registration fees to.
6. Certificate of participation
After a paid motivational class, he gives participants a certificate so that they feel their efforts were not in vain.