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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

2 Irresistible Hooks to Keep Your Audience Engaged and Excited
If you don't have hooks strategically sprinkled throughout your speech, chances are your audience will bail mentally if not physically.[...]
20 Ways to Destroy Your Speeches
This post has a strange title because, I’m sure your objective is not to destroy your speech. However, if you[...]
One Surefire Way to Create Magical Moments In Your Speech
Do you want to create the kinds of magical moments that give you an unbreakable connection with your audience? Great,[...]
2 Storytelling Tools That Will Instantly Transform Your Speeches and Your Audiences
Dialogue is what breathes life into your stories and makes your audiences come alive.  The problem is most speakers only[...]
30 Phrases to Guide You To Greatness In Speaking
How would you like to make a deeper connection with your audience than you have ever felt? The following 30[...]
Why You Might Want to Share a Failure Early In Your Speech
You can gain an instant and lasting connection with your audience by sharing your failures and flaws. Sometimes sharing your[...]