Dr. Larry Edmonds

Keynote (Plenary) Speaker, Educator, and Speechwriter

Engaging Keynote (Plenary) Speeches/Presentations and Education

Dr. Larry Edmonds is a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Servant Leadership, and Business Acumen speaker and educator. Edmonds brings over two decades of keynote/conference speaking, speechwriting, consulting, training, and teaching, as well as multiple leadership awards, two outstanding teaching/training awards, and two fellowships to every project. He is forward-thinking and possesses deep acquired knowledge of curriculum and speech writing and development, professional presentations/facilitation, including DEI theory and practice, and has authored many educational materials for PearsonEd, SagePub, McGraw-Hill, and Wadsworth/Cengage. 

Dr. Edmonds, who earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in Human Communication and a doctorate in adult education, spent some twenty years studying, teaching, and presenting informative/educational and entertaining keynotes, adult learning courses, and learning and development workshops. He is also a well-known practitioner of effective communication, from public speaking to effective active listening in the workplace and other contexts. 

Add to those areas of expertise Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural/Cross-cultural Communication competence, and Servant Leadership success principles and strategies. THAT'S a LOT of academic and lifelong learning and development coming to benefit your audience.

Dr. Edmonds also brings expertise from both the private and public sectors, giving him the ability to effectively speak to groups from diverse backgrounds AND to provide real-world examples and applications of what he speaks on and practices.

When the time comes for you and your organization to schedule a dynamic and entertaining speaker, you will almost certainly want to add Dr. Edmonds to the agenda!  We would be delighted to hear from you and to block your tentative date(s), dependent upon available, for one or more keynote speeches/presentations. 

We look forward to hearing from you as we fill our remaining 2021 dates and 2022 calendar and beyond.

Of course, there is never and obligation for gathering information. 

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At the intersection of education and entertainment

Dr. Edmonds is a respected and sought-after professional speaker as well as a multi-award-winning Emeritus/Honors professor at Arizona State University, teaching Leadership, Intercultural Communication competence, Training/Learning and Development, and MORE!!. 

Larry speaks on a variety of interesting and entertaining topics applicable to the workplace in most types of organizations and he is known for interjecting a bit of humor in each of his presentations! 

Recent Presentations:

Keynote, National Association of Government Communicators

  • California School Nurses Organization Annual Conference

  • Arizona Leading Age  
  • Corporate Event Marketing Association Summit 

  • National Association of Government Communicators

Edmonds is also the former Director, Education Innovation, Global Listening Centre (GLC) (nonprofit, London). His work at his university and with the GLC has led to a recent uptick in requests for his newest presentations: 

Applying and Communicating JEDI Principles (social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion): Diversity is More Than an Issue of Black and White

"GRIT and Resiliency: Cheating Death (Powerful Traits to Develop)"

"Awaken the Hidden Art: Effective Listening for Success in the Workplace"


"Serious Business: Embracing Employees Who are Differently-abled (disabled)"

Your audience members surely expect to be both entertained AND educated in a 30-60-75-minute presentation (keynote and/or session). Dr. Edmonds brings his broad, well-rounded academic knowledge, his lived experiences, and his sense of humor to every keynote and every session he presents.

He has delighted audiences for two decades, which is why he is often asked to return to present on another topic for the same organization!

Just the Speaker for YOUR Next Event

EXACTLY the Speaker for YOUR Next Event