Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 242, originally published in April 2016.
Craig Valentine is the President of The Communication Factory, LLC, which is an award-winning company that helps organizations profit by 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, and Australia giving as many as 160 presentations per year. He is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International.
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.
Jason and Craig talk today about how to properly use humor in your speeches to help sell.
[2:22] How winning the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking gave him a new motto
[5:45] The importance of stories as anchors in speeches
[7:51] The progression of a successful story
[10:00] Some of the master speakers that Craig likes
[12:32] Using self deprecating humor
[16:34] How to not fear the sell
[18:49] Always sell the result
[21:45] Using facial expressions in speeches to maximize impact