John is a Canadian who now lives in Geneva, Switzerland. With degrees in International Relations and Law, he has extensive public speaking and presentation experience in a variety of business and legal fora. John is a guest lecturer on public speaking and presentation skills for Executive MBA Programmes at universities in Switzerland and France. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate and other events around Europe, and contributes to the radio programme “The Connectors” on World Radio Switzerland.
John is the co-creator of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. He writes a popular blog about public speaking – mannerofspeaking.org – which is followed by readers around the world.
John has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2007. Eight times he has entered Toastmasters speech contests and eight times he has reached the European Finals, winning five times and placing second twice.