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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

3 Unique Ways to Stay Connected to Your Audience
Write this down somewhere: If they're predicting, you're connecting." Getting my audience to predict what happened next in my story[...]
One Quick and Easy Humor Tool for Speakers
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2 Questions to Make Your Audience Laugh and Connect Deeper With You
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The Wrong Questions to Ask As a Speaker
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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[...]