When did your speaker start his motivational speaking career before a certain crowd? Just last year? Two years? Three? Five years ago? Maybe, 10 years? It’s too risky to experiment with newcomers if you are in to show an impressive event. I’m not saying you don’t get the up-and-coming motivational speaker especially if they have good stories to share. But you are also in for the best event and gambling on what may happen isn’t probably the best option for you. If you have a smaller event, you can probably get the newbies. But if you have an event with hundreds or even thousands of people in attendance, go for a tried-and-tested motivational speaker.