About John Watkis
John Watkis is an international speaker, author, award-winning performer, voiceover actor, high-stakes performance coach, and speechwriter. He utilizes his experience and multiple talents to teach purpose-driven leaders how to deliver show-stopping speeches and presentations in high-stakes situations. His practical, proven techniques teach you how to be entertaining even if you're not an entertainer
John has extensive experience behind the camera, as well as in front of it. He's the first Canadian-born actor to play Mufasa in the Disney Musical "The Lion King", and is a champion salsa dancer. He has spoken to thousands of participants throughout Canada, the United States, England, Wales, Australia, and Cyprus.
In addition to delivering keynote speeches and workshops internationally, he has written speeches for corporations, government officials, non-profits, professional speakers and hall of fame athletes.
John is the author of the Speaking Notes: The 8 Essential Elements to Make Your Speech Music to Their Ears, and Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You – How to Avoid Mistakes That Cost You Customers and Credibility. He wrote and narrated the Fred Pryor/Careertrack video, Management Skills for New Managers & Supervisors and his articles have appeared in Profit Magazine, The Toronto Star, and Ragan Communications. He's also been interviewed on BBC and appeared on the CBC network.
A partial list of his clients includes: BMW Canada, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Human Resources Professional Association, RBC, TD Bank, Canadian Federal Government, Moneris Solutions, and Hills Pet Nutrition.
John is the current President of the NSA Central Florida chapter.