In the first two frames of yesterday’s Dilbert comic Alice says:
“The motivational speaker you hired was great!!! We all decided to quit our jobs and become motivational speakers.”
Other Dilbert comic strips about that topic had appeared on October 29, 2006, May 12, 1995, and May 15, 1993.
In her 2016 book Success Secrets for Today’s Feminine Entrepreneurs: Secrets from Today’s Top Feminine Leaders on Fulfillment, Satisfaction, and Abundance Anita M. Jackson said:
“Mom, Mom! I know what I want to be when I grow up! I want to be a motivational speaker!”
Herman Cain was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2012 U.S. Republican presidential primary, and a successful motivational speaker. But he reportedly said he preferred to be called an inspirational speaker – because only you can motivate yourself.