January 2020 Meeting

Craig Valentine in StageHow to Master Storytelling for Better Speaking

Craig Valentine, MBA
1999 Toastmasters
World Champion of Public Speaking

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Fort Lauderdale Westin
400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

8:00 a.m.   Registration/Breakfast/Networking
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Program Featuring Craig Valentine
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Members-Only Lunch with Craig

About the Program:

What is the absolute most important skill you need in speaking? It is the ability to tell your story and sell your point. This is due to the following truth: “When people buy into your story, they buy into your message.”

In Daniel Pink’s groundbreaking book, A Whole New Mind, he emphasizes we are moving from the “Information Age” into the “Conceptual Age.” People need a way to filter through a daily avalanche of information. Hence, they look to concepts as shortcuts. Who wins in this new age? Those who sell concepts win. What’s the best way to sell concepts? Storytelling.

In this powerful and interactive program, Craig Valentine shares tools to help you…

  • Keep audiences on the edge of their seats with your stories

  • Uncover humor that keeps your audience laughing throughout the speech

  • Connect deeper than most speakers ever will

  • Get your audience to take the next step you want them to take (connect and convert)

  • Become the kind of speaker others line up and sign up to see

This is one interactive program you cannot afford to miss! Turn yourself into a storytelling champion and watch as opportunities become abundant for you.

About the Lunch:

Lunch with the speaker is a member benefit! It is open  Professional Member of FSA (regular or Snowbird), an Affiliate Member of FSA, a S: lunch with the speaker. This will be a chance to go deeper, get advice, and have our speakers “pull back the curtain” to how they succeed in the business. Lunch is included in the $35 fee. You will select off the Prix Fixe Menu. Advanced registration for lunch preferred. 

(open to FSA Professional Members, Professional Affiliates, Snowbird Members, and Speaker Academy Members only. Additional charge for lunch)

About the Speaker:

Craig Valentine, MBA, an award-winning speaker and trainer, has traveled the world helping speakers, executives, and salespeople turn their presentations into profits. Known as the Master Storyteller, he is a professional speaker and has spoken in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar (Doha), England, Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa, Japan, and Ireland, 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.
Craig is also the co-author of the Amazon.com #1 Bestseller, World Class Speaking In Action. Craig is the President of The Communication Factory, LLC, which is an award-winning company that helps people present and profit.  He has used his speaking success formulas to:

  • win Salesperson of the Year (3 times) for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill’s Mid-Atlantic Division

  • become an award-winning management trainer for one of the most prestigious and largest seminar companies in the United States (averaging an industry-leading 5.85 on a 6.0 rating scale)

  • produce sales years of 233%, 157%, and 152% of goal for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

  • sell more than $8 million in educational resources in a single year

  • win the Rising Star salesperson award as a rookie with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

  • win Events Manager of the Year for the National Small Business Council

  • win a Congressional Achievement Award from the United States Congress for excellence in communicationsearn the Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins University

    receive hundreds of speaking awards from Toronto to Taipei

    help the United Way of Central Maryland exceed its $45 million fundraising goal in the year 2000 by training their Loaned Executives to present with influence

Online Registration (*available only through Noon, Thursday Jan. 9th)
Members Meeting Only $55
Members Meeting with Lunch& Learn $90 (Lunch 12:30 – 2:00 pm)
Guests Meeting Only  $79


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