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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

35 Phrases to Guide You To Greatness in Speaking
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7 Irresistible Public Speaking Hooks
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The Quickest Way to Connect with Your Audience is by using these 4 F-Words
People often ask me, "Craig, how do you connect with your audience?" I always tell them, "The quickest way to[...]
How to Use Humor in Your Serious Speech
Many speakers can get laughs with a humorous story. However, what about when you have a serious story? Is it[...]
How to Keep Your Speeches Fresh Instead of Stale
Have you ever watched a speaker and thought the following to yourself? "It looks like this person has given this[...]