Stephen D. Boyd, Ph.D., CSP
Since you are looking for a speaker with humor for next year, I would suggest Steve Boyd. I have brought him in as a speaker several times. You could not go wrong to have him speak to your people.
Laura McGreevy, President
Personnel Profiles of Kentucky, LLC
The audience reaction during the session was enthusiastic, several people stayed afterwards to hear more, and the comments on evaluation sheets were glowing.
Michael L. Turney, Ph.D., Vice President
IABC/Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Read these anonymous evaluation comments from University of Industrial Distribution attendees:
Great-interactive and beneficial. Communication is the key to our success and Steve’s course was truly an outstanding vehicle to get the most out of our communication skills no matter if the audience is large or small
Excellent tips-really funny, enjoyable, and beneficial.
10 out of 10! Tools I can use. Great course. [Branch Manager]
Steve kept our attention throughout the session by keeping the subject very interesting and informative.
[Director of Customer Care]
More About Steve
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 is in improving presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and listening skills.
At 26, he was the winner of the 1970 Toastmasters International Speech Contest. At 27, he completed his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois.
In 1990, Steve was named Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association, becoming one of only eight percent of NSA members to earn that title. A CSP designation indicates a “speaking professional with proven experience who understands what is required and knows how to deliver client satisfaction.” The CSP is based on strict criteria set up by the NSA.
His 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.
His 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.