“Table Topic Olympics”-Aaron Beverly – In this humorous and highly interactive session, attendees will participate in various impromptu and improvisational challenges/games centered around effective communication. Each challenge/game focuses on different aspects of public speaking. Attendees will engage in various forms of communication from debate to improv.
EVENING DINNER KEYNOTE
“A Tall Tale: Big Time Storytelling”-Elliott Eddie – 2016 WCPS Finalist, Elliott Eddie, will be sharing his 2015 District 66 Tall Tales Championship Speech entitled, “Who am I to argue with Spielberg?”
Join him for a story that walks the line between reality and reality according to Elliott! Plus Elliott will share some of his secrets on how to create a story that will captivate the hearts of your audience as you guide them on a journey that ends with Motivation, Education, and Inspiration.
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST SESSION
“Road to the Finals”-Aaron Beverly and Elliott Eddie – 2016 WCPS 2nd Place Champion, Aaron Beverly, and Finalist Elliott Eddie will present a combined Keynote Address! Join two of the best as they share their stories and some lessons learned on the road to the 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking. Inside every one of us beats the heart of a champion; let’s share together the joys and pains we all face on the path of reaching for our dreams. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime presentation that shows us all we can achieve amazing things if we will just do the work!
About the Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker • Speech Coach
In August 2016, Aaron competed against over 30,000 competitors across the globe in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest. Performing the speech, that has come to be known simply as the “57-Word Title” Speech, Aaron spoke about the power of using a few words which earned him 2nd place in what some have declared one of the toughest World Championship of Public Speaking contests ever.
Prior to stepping on the world stage, Aaron was a three-time semi finalist in the International speech contest competing in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Washington, D.C.
Outside of Toastmasters, Aaron considers himself to be “one of the most introverted people you can meet.” Public speaking was the last thing he ever thought he’d do, much less become proficient in the skill. However, with hard work and great mentors, Aaron has learned to balance his innate introversion with flashes of extroversion.
This has led Aaron to engage audiences from companies such as Vanguard, J.P. Morgan Chase, Federal Reserve Bank, associations such as the National Association of Asian American Professionals, as well as educational institutions such as Drexel University, Temple University, and University of Pennsylvania.
Aaron promotes the Toastmasters mission and the value that communication can have in the advancement of your professional and personal life.
Chairman/CEO of DM Media, Inc. • Internationally Awarded Public Speaker
As an entrepreneur, Elliott has built a company which boasts six small businesses, all of which operate in the black. These businesses include: Superior Tax Preparation, P&E Reality (Investment & Development), DM Media Film & Television Productions (eight Independent Films with Worldwide Distribution), P&E Publishing (five published books), Risqué Creations (women’s Designer Jewelry for $5.00), and EESpeaks (International Speaking Company). Even with all of this, Elliott is constantly building and expanding the company by adding new businesses while pruning the existing businesses for greater success.
As an International Speaker, Elliott has touched the hearts of audiences around the world. Elliott is a recent recipient of the Outstanding Keynote Speaker Award, in October 2016, from Urban Financial Services Coalition during a keynote speech at the Richmond Federal Reserve. Elliott also won the distinction of ‘Finalist’ at the 2016 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking, making Elliott one of the top 10 speakers in the world.
Currently, Elliott has been on tour sharing hope and information across the country with numerous stops added in 2017. Whether sharing about starting and building a strong entrepreneurial businesses, how to become a better storyteller/presenter, or learning how to tap into and release your creativity and get paid for it, measurable growth is what you will receive through information.“You will reach new heights, and have fun on the way up.”