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BE INSPIRED TO BE SEEN AND HEARD.

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SPEAK UP

USE YOUR VOICE TO UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

We say no when we want to say yes. We say yes to be accepted and liked. We fear rejection and ridicule, so we hold back on what we want to say. But our voice has worthiness, authenticity, and power to achieve our most incredible personal and professional goals. Speak Up is an interactive and inspiring keynote that gives practical tools to gain communication confidence and be truly seen and heard.

SPEAK EASY

COMMUNICATION REDEFINED

Public speaking gets a bad reputation. It is inaccurately labeled as a “soft skill” and listed as one of American’s greatest fears. However, when we reframe public speaking as an opportunity to be seen and heard and embrace the science and the art of the craft, we see monumental breakthroughs in our personal and professional lives! Speak Easy is an interactive and inspirational keynote giving audiences practical tools for confident, powerful, and joyful communication.

STAND OUT STORIES

AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING TO ENERGIZE AND INSPIRE

We are told to share our stories and that our stories matter. Yet, most don’t have the training or the space for cultivating and sharing those stories. Through understanding brain-based storytelling research, we can find the tools to use our voice and speak up for what matters most to us. Stand Out Stories is an inspirational and interactive keynote using storytelling to create breakthroughs in our personal and professional lives.

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HABLANDO DESDE EL MEDIO

SPEAKING FROM THE MIDDLE

Desde El Medio is a practical toolbox and storytelling experience unapologetically addressing the pain and the joy that come from living between two cultures, and speaking from the middle. This keynote challenges cultural division by bridging the gap and translating what is not always said or understood between those of differing worlds.

Keynotes available for workshops and breakout sessions.

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FEATURED IN

How speech and debate transformed this once shy Iowan into the truest version of himself, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “My First Time” on Aug. 20, 2019.

“Figures of Speech” is a feature-length documentary (narrated by Chris Pine) about a group of high school students from all over the country vie for glory in the little-known world of competitive acting, otherwise known as Speech or Forensics.

See Erik in action during the 2021 Midwest Speakers Bureau Showcase in Des Moines.

TESTIMONIALS

Diana Wright

“Erik spoke to the Startup Champions Summit we hosted in Des Moines in October 2021. He a rockstar when it comes to being in front of a crowd while being authentic. His message and keynote about “being in the middle” hit home to both our audience and to me personally. It made me think, and of course, write notes down so I wouldn’t forget! 5 Stars would recommend him, and I look forward to working with him! Thanks, Erik.”

Diana Wright
Startup Community Builder

Ashley Randel

“Erik not only inspired me but pushed me to WANT to become a better public speaker. I have attended many workshops, and his presentation has been superior to many. After seeing his confidence and ability to format a workshop to be not only entertaining but also valuable, I knew he was the person I needed to seek help from for my own workshop development. His ability to make you feel comfortable and worthy is uncanny. The value he provided will be something I carry for years to come. I would highly recommend Erik to anyone looking to master a speech, workshop, or seminar.”

Ashley Randel
Owner of Vibe & Co