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Craig Valentine, MBA,  a Motivational Speaker and Speech Coach, and Amazon.com #1 Bestselling Author

Craig Valentine, has traveled the world helping hundreds of organizations reap the profitable rewards that come from embracing change.

As a motivational speaker, he has spoken in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar (Doha), England, Ireland, Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa, and Japan giving as many as 160 presentations per year.

He is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International, winning out of more than 25,000 contestants in 14 countries.

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Craig is the author of the Nuts and Bolts of Public Speaking and World Class Speaking and contributing author of Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars, Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines, Guerrilla Marketing Remix, and Speaker's Edge.

Craig's Latest Articles on Public Speaking

Sample Keynote Speech from Craig Valentine
Below you will have access to the audio of an entire 44-minute keynote speech I gave recently in Redondo Beach,[...]
The Crescendo: A Critical Piece Most Speakers Unfortunately Leave Out
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10 Places to Find Your Stories To Share With Your Audiences
One of the questions presenters ask me the most is, “Craig, where do you come up with your stories?” I[...]
One Surefire Way to Keep the Attention and Interest of Your Audience
The Problem So often I watch speakers tell stories that sound like this: “I did this and I did that[...]
How the Inner Game of Public Speaking can Make or Break your Speech (3 Scenarios and Solutions)
There is an inner game of public speaking. What’s going on inside of your mind determines the effectiveness of what[...]
My Favorite Secret to Quickly Influence Your Audience and Get More Speaking Engagements
Whether you want to get more speaking engagements, be way more successful every time you’re on stage, or simply have[...]