About Craig Valentine

Craig Valentine, MBA, an award-winning speaker, and trainer, has traveled the world helping millions of people and hundreds of organizations reap the profitable rewards that come from presenting with impact and persuading with ease.

As a motivational speaker, he has spoken in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar (Doha), England, Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Ireland giving as many as 160 presentations per year. He is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International. Make your next event the best ever!Click here to book Craig now!

Craig has used his proven World Class presentation processes to…

  • win Salesperson of the Year (3 times) for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill’s Mid-Atlantic Division
  • become a top-rated award-winning management trainer for one of the most prestigious and largest seminar companies in the United States
  • produce sales years of  233%, 157%, and 152% of goal for McGraw-Hill
  • sell more than $8 million in educational resources in a single year
  • win Events Manager of the Year for the National Small Business Council, Inc.
  • win a Congressional Achievement Award from the United States Congress for excellence in communications
  • earn the Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins University
  • receive hundreds of speaking awards from Toronto to Taipei
  • help the United Way of Central Maryland reach its $45 million fundraising goal in the year 2000 by training their Loaned Executives
  • Co-author the Amazon.com #1 Bestselling book, World Class Speaking In Action

Craig Valentine is the President of The Communication Factory, Inc., which is an award-winning company that helps organizations profit by presenting with impact and persuading with ease and also by helping their leaders create commitment and not just compliance. Some of Craig’s clients include:

  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • McDonalds Corporation
  • NASA
  • Social Security Administration
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Way
  • DuPont Pharmaceuticals
  • Circuit City
  • CareFirst Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
  • HSBC (Hong Kong)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • ISCU (Illegal Substance Collections Unit)
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Washington DC VA
  • Novo Nordisk
  • University of Phoenix, Cleveland Campus
  • University of Phoenix, Columbus Campus
  • University of Phoenix, Minnesota Campus
  • Raytheon Management Club
  • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Jackson State University
  • Grants Managers Network
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • National Cemetery Administrators
  • Washington DC Housing Authority
  • The Williams Companies, Inc.
  • And many more

World Class Speaking

Craig Valentine is also the Co-Founder of the World Class Speaking program, which helps up-and-coming speakers and speech coaches turn their presentations and programs into huge profits. Craig is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Nuts and Bolts of Public Speaking, Co-Author of the books, World Class Speaking and World Class Speaking In Action, and contributing author for the books Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines, Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars, and Guerrilla Marketing Remix.

Speak and Prosper Academy

Craig Valentine is also the Founder of the Speak and Prosper Academy, which helps presenters transform their speeches, transform their audiences, and transform their bank accounts by becoming masterful speakers in high-demand.



Craig has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.