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Learning the Fundamentals So You Can Motivate and Inspire with Darrell Williams

The mission of basic training is to motivate, train, and inspire the generation of service men and women. And in that spirit, who better to discuss the basics of public speaking than a veteran of both the service and the White House communication Agency.


In this episode, Darrell Williams, a man who served his country and now his fellow citizens, covers fundamentals that help you serve your audiences.



– What to say to your butterflies

– The important question to ask the event host

– Outline or script?

– Ad lib like a blues player

– Should you ask the host how you did?

– Another place for a story

– Three things to keep in mind when presenting





About Darrell Williams

Darrell is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator who provides clients with expertise in leadership, relationships, and purpose.


His leadership background includes 30 years of federal service, highlighted by his selection as a White House Communications Agency All-Star and Senior Manager of the Year.


Darrell’s leadership coaching is based on a stellar 20-year military career, where he traveled as an Operations and Vice Presidential Communications Officer, leading over 500 White House missions.


Following the tragedies of September 11, 2001, he was selected as 1 of 5 key leaders to direct emergency action communications for the Vice President of the United States. These duties included being an Air Force Two Command Representative.