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Speaking to motivate or to inspire? The Shanshine perspective

What’s the difference between a motivational speaker and an inspirational speaker?

I was asking myself this question and discovered two things.

Motivate (n.d.) is to stimulate toward action and inspire (n.d.) is to influence or to arouse thoughts, feelings, etc.

A call to action is great.  However, without the intrinsic motivation, action loses its meaning.

How can we obtain intrinsic motivation?  It is through our emotions that are fired off from inspiration.  Consistent doses of inspiration will propel our motivation to higher planes.

Am I an inspirational speaker or a motivational speaker?  With this definition in mind, I can surmise that I am not only an inspirational speaker, but an inspirational motivational speaker.  Touching people’s hearts and lives with a conviction, that is a facet of the sunshine within me.  Motivating through inspiration, that is yet another facet of the sunshine in me.


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Motivate. (n.d.). Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved October 14, 2008, from website:

October 15, 2008   No Comments

Shanshiney sunshine quotations 2! \\(^.^)//

More shanshiney sunshine quotations on this delicious shanshiney day!  My first installment of sunshine quotations can be found here.

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine – Anthony J. D’Angelo

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable – Joseph Addison

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them – Louisa May Alcott

October 14, 2008   No Comments

Free Specialty Speeches series: Shan’s 3 gems to happy? Happy! (Unanimously award-winning inspirational!)

My beloved friends,

Following the sweet success of Shan’s surprise!, this is the second installment of my free Specialty Speeches series entitled Shan’s 3 gems to happy? Happy!

Are you happy?  Are you unhappy?  Do you want to know how to be happy and happier?  Be enthralled with a story for the search of Happiness, and discover 3 gems of wisdom within.  Give yourselves a treat and uplift your spirits!

I invite you to the second of my Specialty Speeches series in Singapore. Details as follows:

  • Title: Shan’s 3 gems to happy? Happy!
  • Venue: Yokogawa Toastmasters, Yokogawa, 5 Bedok South Road, Singapore
  • Date: 8 October 2008
  • Time: 12-2pm

I look forward to seeing you there!

With love,
Pei Shan

October 8, 2008   3 Comments

Free Stories-Alive! series: Riiibbitt! Ed and Jason! (Standing ovation!!!)

My beloved friends,

The story of Riiibbitt! Ed and Jason! was shared last month.  Due to some special circumstances, this special story was not publicised until now.  As a bonus, I will share the highlights of Riiibbitt! Ed and Jason! here.

Riiibbitt! Ed and Jason! is about two frogs living in Singapore.  Ed lives in East Coast Park, and Jason lives in Jurong.  The two frogs did some things in which I had the pleasure of enlisting Alex and Hijazi to demonstrate This led to the moral of this story, which is we all have our blind spots, and we need someone to point it out to us.  How can we do this?  We ASK!   I concluded with asking my attentive audience for their help in which they gave a STANDING OVATION!

The details were as follows:

  • Title: Riiibbitt! Ed and Jason!
  • Venue: Toastmasters International, District 80, Division 2, Area S1 Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests, Cheng San Community Club, Singapore
  • Date: 20 September 2008
  • Time: 2-5pm

A very big thank you to my wonderful audience!

With love,
Pei Shan

October 6, 2008   1 Comment