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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 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[...]
4 Little-Known Costly Mistakes Speakers Make with their Stories
Over the years I’ve trained thousands of speakers and personally coached hundreds of them and I see many of the[...]
Are you Using These 7 Irresistible Hooks in Your Speeches?
If you don't have hooks strategically sprinkled throughout your speech, chances are your audience will bail mentally if not physically.[...]
The Visual/Verbal Method – A Key Secret to Making Your Points Stick
The legendary speech coach, Patricia Fripp, once said to me, "People won't remember what you say as much as they'll[...]
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[...]