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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

How to Make Your Speech Emotional
If your story does not elicit emotion, chances are it is not doing its job. You want your audience to[...]
One Fun Way to Keep Your Audience Involved and Engaged
Three decades ago I remember watching the movie called "Lean On Me." In one powerful scene, Joe Clark (the Principal[...]
The Much Needed Formula that Makes Your Audience Want More
Over the years I’ve realized there is one formula that most speakers rarely use that, if they used, would keep[...]
A Great Rule for Making Your Speeches Funnier
Many speakers have heard of the Rule of 3, which is a tool you can use to make your speeches[...]
Use the Story Step-Out Method to Connect and Re-connect with your Audience
As a speaker, when you tell a story, it's important to not have it come off looking like a stage-play.[...]
4 Keys to Opening and Closing Your Speech with Impact and Amazement
Your audience members will likely remember best what they hear first and what they hear last. Therefore, it's critical to[...]