25+ Years of Speaking & Coaching Experience
120+ Presentations Yearly | Unique Groups of All Sizes
“G’s delivery was engaging, challenging, and very motivational. I never once felt he was phoning in his talk, nor did I feel this was just a job. He clearly cares about the people he is speaking to. (Terry Zacharias – Business Owner, Entrepreneur)
Working with the right speaker is important for your success, and the success of your people and your organization. I believe I can help you meet your objectives, speak to your needs, motivate you to reach your potential, guide you to accomplish your goals, and help you achieve the success you desire and deserve.
My goal as a Professional Motivational Keynote Speaker is to make you a better and more successful person, so that your people and organization will thrive in this challenging, stress filled, and highly competitive world.
I look forward to contributing to your success journey by taking you, your people, and your organization to the next level of success—I call this “Next Level Success™”.
“I felt confident in choosing Gerald as our speaker. I like how down-to-earth and real he is. From the beginning, he sincerely wanted to know about our company, what we do, who our clients are and what we expected out of the presentation.” (Jackie Goode – Meeting Planner, Marketing Coordinator)
I inspire and empower people to turn their dream into their destiny. Take a positive and powerful step on your success journey.
I would love to speak at your next event.
What Clients & Meeting Planners Have Said
“Inspiring & challenging!”
“Gerald Paul is an exceptional speaker and teacher. His presentation was outstanding.”
“He presents steps and guidance to be ultimately successful.”
“G far exceeded my expectations.”
“93% rated Gerald Paul ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’! Best ever results”
“Gerald Paul is unlike any speaker I’ve heard before.”
“Thank you for providing this caliber of speaker.”
“Working with Gerald Paul was a pleasure. Don’t hesitate to hire him!”
“G stressed that I must grow and change if I really want to succeed…Thank you for giving me the tools and strategies I need to succeed, and the motivation to do something about it.” (Melissa Harrington – Entrepreneur)
I brings over 25 years of “Speaking” experience—speaking 120 plus times a year—to your event and organization. My speaking experience is combined with over 25 years of experience in life coaching, leadership, leadership training, and counselling. This doesn’t make me any better than you it just makes me different. It’s how I make my contribution to the world and to your success.
I began speaking at youth events in my late teens, and spoke at my first paid event for a Youth Leadership Conference at the ripe age of twenty. Since then I have presented to businesses, business leaders, corporations, fitness organizations, school teachers, educational administrators, government agencies, non-profit organizations, churches, entrepreneurs, administrators, students (high school to university), youth leadership, and many other groups.
I have spent a lifetime speaking, as well as studying speaking and speakers, so that I so that I can effectively communicate leadership principles, growth and success strategies, and transformational change to people like you who desire and deserve to live a fulfilled and successful life.
Why I Am A Professional Speaker
I am a professional speaker because it is an effective way to influence people, to motivate change, and to inspire growth. It allows me to provide tools and strategies for growth, success, and transformational change to people who want to astound themselves and achieve their greatest potential. The short answer: I want to help people succeed.
I would like to empower you, your teams, and your organization to achieve your maximum potential, to increase your productivity, to elevate your performance, to make success a reality, and to enhance your existence. You only have one life. If there is any way that I can help you make your life better and more enjoyable, then I welcome the challenge and opportunity.
My passion is to help you to be the best that you can be so that you can attain your dreams, accomplish your goals, and achieve the success that you desire and deserve. Speaking is simply one way for me to do that.
Speaking is a tool for communicating growth strategies (G Strategies™) that will enable you, and your people, to be happy, fulfilled, and ultimately successful. It is not not an end, it is a means to an end. The desired outcome is always your success and happiness.
I Speak for You, I Don’t Speak for Me
I speak for you, I don’t speak for me. I really mean this. Speaking is not about personal gratification, it is about meeting your needs. It’s about making you a better more successful person, so that your people and organization will thrive in this challenging, stress filled, and highly competitive world.
At the risk of sounding disingenuous I want to say that I have no inherent need to be a speaker. I was talking with a group during a conference when a fellow speaker said, “G and I love to speak because we love to be the center of attention.” I smiled politely as he laughed, but internally I was horrified and took exception to his words. I don’t speak because I love or need to be the center of attention, or because I need to have my ego stroked. A professional speaker who speaks for himself is the very definition of speaking insanity. By its very nature speaking should be for the people seeking inspiration, motivation, and strategies for change and success.
I speak only because I have something to communicate, and I’ve learned to communicate it well. I don’t “need” this job. I would be happy to live in relative anonymity, but if I did I would not have the tremendous privilege of helping people like you to grow and succeed.
What does this mean for you? You don’t want to work with a speaker who is focused on his or her personal needs—not at all a good reason to be a professional speaker. You want to work with someone who is wholeheartedly focused on you, your needs, your objectives, and ultimately your success. For me speaking does not fuel a personal need—it is not ego driven. It is always about you.
A few years ago I was walking through the hotel lobby following a personal development talk when I walked by a group of conference delegates and overheard one man say,
That was perhaps the greatest compliment I could receive. After that it really didn’t matter what the presentation evaluations said, which, by the way, gave a 93% excellent rating—the highest ever for that group (stated for your benefit, not mine ).
When you hire me to speak at your next event I will make it entirely about you and your success.
Speaking Style & Delivery
People who hear me speak make comments like “Inspiring and Challenging,” and “He points people toward greater success and a better life.” This is high praise that I strive to live up to every time I speak. And I’ll do the same for you.
I am passionate about helping people succeed—it’s my life purpose—and I bring this passion to every talk and every interaction. I have a dynamic and engaging speaking style. My speaking is consistently marked by quality content, practical advice, proven strategies, and high level energy. Talks are sprinkled with humor, inspiration, and illuminating stories and illustrations that that draw the listener in. One listener commented, “Gerald gives real life stories that bring his material to life.” This makes the lessons and strategies applicable to real life and business. People will leave with direction and actionable steps to achieve success and personal fulfillment.
I strive to be genuine and transparent in every session and personal interaction. I want the people to feel like they are listening to a real person not a really polished talk that sounds so well rehearsed that it almost screams insincerity. My primary goal is not to strictly “entertain” people or to “put on a show.” I strive to present focused expertise on growth and success topics in a creative, memorable, and practical way.
Perhaps most importantly, I promise that I won’t bore you. If something is worth doing it is worth doing well, with a fresh edge, innovative originality, and inspired imagination. Same old same old is, well, just old and boring. I don’t do boring. Here is the bottom line and my promise to you. I will never phone in my talk. You will always get my best. I will put my money (your money?) where my mouth is.
I’m a likable guy (at least most think so). I am very down to earth, and will tell it like it is. I don’t focus on what people want to hear, but rather on what they need to hear to grow and succeed. I do this in a way that is accessible and well received. I’m not into motivational fluff, or motivational B.S, or motivational platitudes. You know what I’m talking about, and we’ve all heard enough motivational and self-help nonsense to last a lifetime—although there is lot of good stuff out there.
My goal is to provide proven tools and strategies that will propel people forward, and move them to greater success and fulfillment. I want to help you achieve greatness, not show you how great I am. This is about you, it’s not about me. You are the star of the show. In every presentation you will be challenged to grow, inspired to change, motivated to achieve your ultimate potential, and equipped to achieve success, contentment, and happiness.
Customization for Your Unique Needs
I customize every presentation to address your unique needs and objective, and to suit the people it is intended for. The more I know about you, your challenges , and your objectives, the better I can tailor the message to suit your needs. This is where we will start the process.
Your presentation will be fresh with insights specific to your people and industry. It will speak to your needs, your struggles, your challenges, and the specific areas you want your people to grow to overcome the challenges they face.
I will adapt every presentation to suit your needs: audience, time frame, and setting—keynote, break out, training.
Speaking to Clear Objectives
What are your objectives? What results do you want to achieve from your event? This is the first, and perhaps the most important, question to ask when looking for a speaker. It is vital that you and I are crystal clear about what you want to achieve as a result of my presentation.
You are hiring a speaker because you have a need and/or a desired objective. You may not be clear about what that objective is, but it is there. I’m here to help you identify your greatest objective and then to help you attain it.
A good speaker provides more than a canned talk. He brings value to you and your organization by helping you achieve your objectives. Your objectives are of great importance to you and to me. It’s how we measure the value you receive, and how I can focus the presentation to meet your needs.
My goal is not to fill a time slot, collect a cheque, and then move on to another time slot. My goal is to help you reach the next level of success on your success journey. To do this we much be clear regarding objectives. Objectives then become a the standard by which to measure success.
As a result, it is vital that we clarify your objectives at the early stages of preparation. If you are not clear regarding your objectives I would encourage you to meet with your team and spend some time working on them. Do this before you hire any speaker!
If desired I can help with the process. I will help you explore, understand, and clarify your objectives so that I can make the greatest possible contribution to your success. Because this is such an important part of the process, and of your success, it is important that I am able to speak with the individual responsible for the outcome of the event, and not only the person hiring speakers (they are usually different people).
Everything that I am, everything I have learned, and everything I have accomplished, will be focused on achieving your objectives at your next event.
Book G for Your Next Event
Now it’s decision time! I do appreciate that choosing a speaker is not an easy task, and you may still have a few questions. You may be wondering:
- What is this “G” guy really like? Fun, Genuine, Likable, Sincere… really I am!
- Will he bore us to death? Never! I don’t do boring. Life is too short.
- Will he be easy to work with? Definitely! You don’t need more stress or challenges—neither do I.
- Will he add value? Always! Your objectives matter. I won’t waste your time.
- Will he keep his commitments? Absolutely! As if my life depended on it—after all…it does.
- Is he demanding (a Diva)? Not a chance! All I need is some water and a lapel mic and I’ll take it from there
- Will G be a great speaker for us? Without Question! You will always get my best. I guarantee it!
If you have any other questions or concerns send them my way. Let’s deal with them all so that we can focus on your objectives and take you to the next level.
I know how valuable your time is, and how difficult it can be to find a speaker that fits your needs in style and content. You have a lot on your plate, and I want to make this process as easy as possible for you. You can be sure that I will work hard to make your event a success. I look forward to talking to you in person and to establishing a productive relationship.
Connect for Success
I’m really glad you are here. If you have read this far then you are very likely serious about hiring a speaker. I’m your man. I believe I can help you meet your goals and objectives so send me an email and lets start the process. Please contact me to discuss your objectives, and to ask any questions you may have.
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You will always get my best!
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