PRLog - May 13, 2012 - FORT WASHINGTON, Md. -- For people considering to some day become a public speaker and ultimately a fee paid speaker, you should have attended Toastmasters International, District 27 Spring Conference on May 12 at the Navy Shipyard in Washington, DC.
Paul Lawrence Vann
International Speaker, Author, Certified Professional Coach and Talk Show Host, Paul Lawrence Vann shared his expertise and insight on speaking. His speech is titled, "The Road to Speaker Success Is Always Under Construction,"
For example, Vann informed the audience that just as a member of a construction crew has to dig deeper and deeper to establish a solid foundation for a tall building, likewise a speaker has to research his or her topic to find the best solutions to solve problems for their clients.
"I want everyone to understand you don't have to be like Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, or the late Dottie Walter's, rather it's better for you to become the best speaker you can possibly be," states Vann.
The Road to Speaker Success Is Always Under Construction and if someone assumes they know all there is to know about speaking, it will be the biggest mistake they ever make because speaking is a dynamic and ever evolving industry and one must be willing to learn the art and science of the speaking industry.
Paul Lawrence Vann was the District 27, Communication and Leadership awardee and was a member of Word Wrights Toastmaster's Club for several years prior to becoming a professional fee paid speaker. He was a member of the National Speakers Association for several years as well.
Vann's first speaking coach was the late Dottie Walter's, author of the book, "Speak and Grow Rich." He attended and successfully completed The Bill Gove Speech Workshop and The Million Dollar Speaking Program.
His partial list of clients include MasterCard International, Parkinson's Action Network, United States Air Force, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Johns Hopkins University, American Society of Training and Development, National Military Family Association, Health & Safety Canada, Texas Behavioral Health Institute and many others.
Today, Vann leads Wealth Building Academy, LLC a professional speaking, training, coaching and book publishing company. He is the author of the book, "Living on Higher Ground" and co-author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." He is producer and host of The Wealthy Speaker Show and has interviewed the likes of Chris Gardner, Chef Jeff Henderson, Dr. Diana Kirschner, Nancy Micheals, Dr. Randal Pinket, Tim and Daphne Reid, Connie Briscoe and many others over the past four years.
To learn more about Mr. Vann, visit: http://www.paullawrencevann.com