Joel A. Dawson, a professional speaker, and startup trainer was recently honored and awarded as the second place winner in the semifinals ranking at the just concluded 85th Annual Toastmaster’s International Convention held in Washington, D.C. In this world championship competition, each contestant delivered about 5 to 7-minute speech and were all evaluated by a panel of experienced Toastmaster Judges.
The 2016 International Speech Contest started with 35,000 participants all over the world. After many competitions that started in April the top 98 contestants in the world met in Washington D.C. Due to his powerful presentation skills, Joel A. Dawson was ranked as one of the top 20 public speakers in the world as ranked by Toastmasters international.
“The biggest mistake that startups make is not taking advantage of the opportunity of making a great first impression on stage.” Says, Joel A. Dawson.
He further says, “I’ve been hugely successful in business because I’ve always taken the advantage of giving excellent presentations and developing a great stage presence. Learning how to command the audience is the secret.”
It’s imperative to know that successful presentation can only be judged by what the listener receives, and not by the knowledge of the speaker.
Toastmaster International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
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ABOUT JOEL A. DAWSON
He is a professional speaker and startup pitch trainer whose professional background and experience has effectively helped startups for over two years with huge success. He is the author of “The Choice To Live or Die” on Amazon. Dawson’s training workshop is known as PITCHOLOGY; he’s a well-known trainer in the Delta Region and across 11 parishes in South Louisiana.