Business seminars are probably one of the best methods of finding out useful information from the people that have actually done what you have been trying to do, or hope to be doing. Business speakers are usually hired by companies to give talks to their managers on specific areas of business, usually done when they are either moving into a new area of business or want to ensure that they have the correct ideas to help the business move forward.
However business speakers are also usually self employed or run through a company, the reasoning behind this is that once a person has become a well known expert in a specified field, other businesses then want to talk to them to make sure that their ideas are ones that are correct. This new found increase in demand leads to an increase price and thus they no longer need to work in a business as they can simply make a better living telling people that they do know and giving people advice.
But that's enough about the actual job of a motivational speaker, what about what they actually have to say? Well from both the experience of myself and the spoken reviews given by others who have also been to see business speakers usually the speak will include a) information about the core subject they have stated b) real life examples of things he or she has done c ) ways in which you can use the knowledge they have given you in a practical sense.
As you would assume this is a very thin slice of what a business speaker actually does but to give you a full feature breadth of what these talks can include would give you unrealistic expectations, after all it depends on the business speaker and their style.
Speaking of business speaker styles; there is a very important distinction to be made. If you are a business or a just an ordinary person looking into going to business seminars, it is critical that you actually look up what the person has done in the past and try and get some reviews of people that you know have also heard the person speaking.
The reason for this is fairly simple, each person does, as I earlier said, have their own methods of how they like to relay their information, for example, not all of them will use a presentation to illustrate their points. And since the way a person teaches correlates with how well the person is taught you need to make sure that the business seminar or business speaker you are hiring uses a range of educational techniques rather than just simply speaking.