Dr. Larry Edmonds

The Ambassador of Edu-tainment


Whether you are looking or online keynote presentations or are ready to return to live audience formats, Dr. Larry Edmonds is a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Servant Leadership, and Business Acumen speaker and trainer. 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 educational materials for PearsonEd, SagePub, McGraw-Hill, and Wadsworth/Cengage. 

Dr. Edmonds, who earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in Communication and a doctorate in adult education, spent over two decades studying, teaching, and presenting informative/educational and entertaining keynotes 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. as well as teach/train. AND to provide real-world examples and applications of what he tells 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! In addition, you may want to enhance your Learning and Development endeavor.  We would be delighted to hear from you and to block your tentative date(s), when available, for one or more projects at your location(s) or a keynote speech/presentation online. 

We look forward to hearing from you as we fill our 2021, 2022 calendars, and beyond.

Of course, there is no obligation when you gather 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, and Training/Learning and Development. 

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! Thus, he has earned to moniker, "The Ambassador of Edu-tainment."

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: 

"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