We humans are consistently in a battle against our baser selves. Our better selves need substance. But our baser selves want merely showmanship and spectacle.
Am I walking away from an experience more and more empowered, and genuinely changing the way I act?
Or do I walk away simply entertained, and still behaving the same?
The honest answers to these will provide good feedback about whether you are winning the battle for substance or if you are losing the battle to showmanship.
I don't dismiss the power of entertainment or motivational presenters. But I do see a trend that among those who follow-through the least, they gravitate toward that entertainment and motivational speaker the most. Get your entertainment. That's fine. Pick your favorite speaker. That's great.