Develop Your Speaking Skills

I started as a public speaker in 1995 – mostly focused on e-commerce, digital marketing, and digital leadership topics. I have delivered talks to more than 1 million audiences in the Philippines and abroad. As a speaker, I share stories, current situation, aspirational future, my independent insights, and focused on a point I want the audience to take away with.

My presentation design is greatly influenced by my learnings from the elite Duarte Academy’s Nancy Duarte (author of the books Resonate and Illuminate) where I completed a course on “Persuasive Presentations”. I also strive to communicate and connect following John C. Maxwell teachings in “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.” 

My public speaking has opened the doors to many opportunities. I also have a soft spot for ambitious students in my programs who have potential and develop their public speaking abilities.

This is also the reason why I am inspired and passionate about my results-oriented training programs focused on helping others become better speakers. This includes giving them opportunities to speak in our events and gradually help them become respected experts in the process.

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A Professional/Entrepreneur wants to become successful in their business and career.

However, getting the buy-in of decision makers, teams, and the audience can be challenging at times.

The issue is usually not with your ideas. It is when you are not confident with your communication, storytelling, and connecting skills.

It makes you shy away, uncomfortable, and ineffective when conveying your ideas.

You have great insights but that will go to waste if you won’t be able to convey them to get the results you want.

I was blessed to have Uncles and Aunties who have taught me when I was young on difficult school assignments. They taught me in a way that I felt so confident when sharing answers in class. Given the opportunity to teach on Student-Teachers week at school, made me deal with nervousness at an early age.

My speaking skills have opened a lot of doors for me. At times when I am not effective, it has shut me out too. This required me to learn how to resonate, connect, illuminate, fascinate, storytelling, influence, among others to continuously upgrade my skills.

Improve your speaking skills and be exposed to lessons from the highest-paid non-celebrity speaker in the world, John C. Maxwell. You can apply the learnings immediately at work and in your profession.

Choose from any of the programs below that will fit your needs or book a consultation session to help you assess which one shall fit your goals.

Don’t let your speaking and connecting skills prevent you from sealing deals and achieve your dreams.

Be effective in connecting with your audience when giving talks. Customize your talk/discussion flow that will resonate with the people you want to engage. People will also notice how you have changed and become relatable.

From a shy speaker, not confident with your speaking and connecting skills to a professional who speaks and connects sincerely to your audience.

Maxwell Speakers Club session last December 15, 2018 at Coffice Workspace
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Maxwell Speakers Club face to face meeting this year took place in Dasmarinas Cavite last January 26

Maxwell Method of Speaking

“Everyone communicates, few connect. We will show you how to connect and make an impact through your speeches and presentations.” – John C. Maxwell

Want to know the secret to getting anything you want in your professional and personal life? Communication. It is the key that unlocks the door to effectively influencing others. Whether you are leading a team of people in your company, running a business, negotiating a contract, or seeking buy-in from others, if you know how to communicate, you will be much more successful than those who do not. I can help you master the art of communication so you can connect and engage with others at every level.

As an Executive Director and Certified Trainer of The John Maxwell Team, I am authorized to offer the following skills development program in speaking, presenting, and communicating.

Maxwell Speakers Club last February 20 at Azalea Hotel Boracay
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Modeling the Maxwell Method of Speaking Everyone Communicates Few Connect and Leadership Game in Davao City last November 6 2018
Modelling the Maxwell Method of Speaking workshop Everyone Communicates Few Connect and John Maxwell Team Leadership Game session last August 28 2018 Baguio

Maxwell Speakers Club


Join our club for weekly online training or monthly face-to-face meetings, live speaking critiques, world-wide competitions and more!

Participating in the Maxwell Speakers Club is the next best thing to being trained by John Maxwell himself. Each week, we will watch and extract lessons from John’s live presentations and speeches. As your facilitator, I will guide you through practical exercises to help you master your communication and become a better speaker. You will experience the same quality instruction used by John and Speaker Trainer, Roddy Galbraith, to train speakers all over the world through the John Maxwell Team.

Speaking Skills Workshop

Want to improve your speaking skills? Learn from a master of communication, John C. Maxwell. This half-day or 4 online session workshop will be a powerful experiential speaker training workshop, covering topics such as:

  • The art and practice of developing stories
  • How to connect with your audience and hold their attention
  • How to overcome the fear of speaking in public
  • Developing your own style of communication
  • Crafting your content for the most effective presentation

Upon completion of this training, participants will receive a certificate.

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Perfecting Your Presentation

This is a Corporate Speaker Training program. It covers the following:

  • The Power of a Polished Presentation
  • Developing your Presentation Skills
  • Understanding Your Audience
  • You The Messenger
  • The Message – What are you trying to say?
  • The Power of Personal Illustrations & Examples
  • The Power of Persistence
  • Using Powerpoint and other Visual Aids

Gilmar Padua

Gilmar PaduaCEO - Infinity Hub