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10 Celebs Minting Money from Motivational Talks

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 03 May 2013, 06:37 Hrs
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Bangalore: Companies in India are trying different strategies to motivate the performance of their employees. It has become very clear for these companies, that it is not possible to entice their employees with a sweeter carrot or threaten them with a sharper stick; most of the companies are of the opinion that motivational talks by the successful celebrities are the best way to keep working environment healthy so that it can bring out the best from the employees.

There are few well known celebrities who are earning big bucks by making public speeches. Here is a list of some celebrities listed by the Economic times who are making big money through motivational talks.

1. Chetan Bhagat
Estimated earning per speech: 5-6 lakh
Speeches per year: 45-50

Who doesn’t know the famed novels “One Night @ the Call Center”, “The 3 Mistakes of my life” or “2States”? These are the novels written by the famous Indian Author Chetan Bhagat who has been inspiring a lot of people especially the youth.

Ever since, these books were released, they have remained as the best selling books. Infact, he has been voted as the 100 most influential people in the world by “Time” magazine.

Apart from being an author, he is given speeches in many educational institutions. He gave a speech for BBM students at symbiosis and “Becoming One with the World" speech at the HT Leadership Summit Delhi. It is said that, he charges between 5-6 lakhs and makes approximately 45-50 speeches in a year.

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