ABOUT STEVE

Professional Speaker, Steve Boyd

Sharpening presentation skills, teaching effective listening, and improving your communication skills are Steve’s passions.

A professional speaker, seminar leader, and communication consultant, Steve Boyd is an effective motivator and trainer. If you have stage fright or simply need presentation skill training, Steve can help you!

Stephen D. Boyd has been involved in the study and practice of communication all of his adult life. His experience and expertise are in improving presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and listening skills.

Toastmasters International World Championship of Public SpeakingAt 26, he was the winner of the 1970 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking Speech Contest. At 27, he completed his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois.

In 1990, Steve was named a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers AssociationHis articles on public speaking, sales presentation skills, oral presentation skills, and effective listening skills have appeared in various magazines and journals, and his three books on public speaking have sold over 30,000 copies.

National Speakers AssociationHis current book, ATTENTION! The Art of Holding Your Audience in the Palm of Your Hand, gives you practical advice on your next speech, whether you are a beginning or experienced presenter. Strategies throughout the book help you to make your next presentation your very best. With step-by-step help, you can deal capably with stage fright, PowerPoint presentations, question and answer sessions, and other speaking challenges.

His previous book, From Dull to Dynamic: Transforming Your Presentations, was co-authored with his son Josh Boyd, an associate professor of speech communication at Purdue University. This book also helps you with specific speaking situations, such as wedding toasts and persuasive speeches. You will find how to choose the best speech topic for the audience with great tips to improve your next presentation.

Steve is currently Professor Emeritus of Speech Communication at Northern Kentucky University. There he developed and taught courses in listening and training as well as public speaking. Immensely popular with students, he was a recipient of the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” award at NKU. He is known for his speaking and training skills both nationally and internationally.

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CSP, NSA, and the WCPS

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