Ed Tate, World Champion

  • is an award-winning international Keynote speaker, trainer, author, executive, and motivational movie star.
  • won the “American Idol of Public Speaking”
  • awarded the 2000 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking
  • earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation by the National Speakers Association in 2008
  • has spoken professionally in 47 states, 20 countries and on five continents
  • Public Blog:  http://www.EdTate.com

Keynote Speech

Speech Title:  Behind the Curtain: Crunch-Time Coaching a Champion!

Time:  11/25 (Sat) 13:30~14:20

Venue:  B1 Main Hall

Introduction of Ed Tate's Keynote Speech: Behind the Curtain: Crunch Time Coaching a Champion!


On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Darren Tay, won the 2016 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. Darren worked on his semi-finals speech for over 8 ½ months. Time spent on his finals speech less than 48 hours.
Discover the backstory and the behind-the-scenes crunch-time coaching that made Darren Tay the last one standing out of over 35,000 contestants!
In this speech, you'll find out how a World Champion Coach can:
  • Accelerate your learning curve exponentially!
  • Keep you confident and focused at Zero Hour!
  • Reveal Principles, Philosophies, Processes, and People!
  • Discover Ed Tate’s 8-rules of coaching.
  • See Darren’s Semi-finals Speech.
  • Evaluate Darren’s Championship Speech.
  • Compare the abandoned “traditional speech preparation methods” vs. the “new methods” created under pressure.
  • Uncover an Ed Tate mistake that Darren was able to convert into a Championship, and
  • Much more in this interactive and fun program.

Ed Tate, CSP  Biographical Sketch

Ed Tate is a successful trainer, author, international keynote speaker and executive known worldwide as “the speaker who energizes, educates and entertains.” 

Trainer.  As a trainer, Ed launched his career with Career Track, formerly one of the largest seminar companies in the world, where he was frequently requested and booked for over 100 dates per year. Later, he became the Training Executive for the Denver Rocky Mountain News where he established a training department with over 27 programs and 1,100 employee-attendees each year. In 2001, Ed led a transition team to merge the 145-year-old “Rocky” with its 125-year-old rival, The Denver Post, in a deal that involved more than 5,000 people.

Author.  As an author, Ed co-wrote Motivational Selling: Advice on selling effectively, staying motivated and being a peak sales producer. He was also a contributor to Stories Trainers Tell (2003, Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer) and The Seven Strategies of Master Presenters (2004, Career Press). Additionally, Ed co-produced the six-CD audio album, Speaking Secrets of the Champions and the four-CD audio album, Connect with Any Audience.

Toastmasters International Speaker.  As a speaker, Ed is respected and sought after throughout the world. In the well-known Toastmasters world, Ed won the coveted Toastmasters International 2000 World Championship of Public Speaking, finishing ahead of 175,000 members from 70 countries. To date, he has spoken professionally in 46 states, 12 countries and on five continents.

Proven Business Leadership.  Ed's success in business has spanned more than two decades. For 14 years, he was a successful national account executive selling over $500 million in products and services to corporations and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. He co-created two business units that produced over $1.25 billion in revenue.

Since 1998, Ed has been principal of Ed Tate & Associates, LLC, a professional development firm that provides keynote and endnote presentations and workshops, as well as in-person and do-it-yourself tools and expertise on Leadership, Executive Presentation Skills, The Challenges of Change, Management, and Sales Presentation Skills.

A partial list of Ed's clients include: 
  • American Family Insurance 
  • American Marketing Assoc.
  • American Payroll Association 
  • Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals 
  • Cigna Insurance
  • Dell Computer
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Hallmark Cards Inc. 
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Janus Funds 
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lending Tree.Com
  • Miller-Coors  
  • Million Dollar Round Table 
  • Nestle 
  • Nielsen
  • Project Management Institute
  • Verizon