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  • ​​Career growth and business advancement 
  • Elevated skills in presenting and communicating
  • Increased confidence and personal growth
  • Enhanced branding
  • Increased developed growth as a business professional
  • Sought after as an authentic and engaging speaker/thought leader

Crystal Garris, MS, DTM 

Benefits To You In working with Crystal Garris Include: 

Speak ConFidently

​​​​​​Crystal…
… is a public speaking coach, author, corporate trainer and owner of Speak Confidently. 


… has delivered, facilitated and presented training to well over 2,000 individuals ranging from high school students, business professionals, leaders, university faculty, staff and clergy across the country. 


...has over 20 years  of experience in the public speaking and learning and development industry. She has successfully delivered learning solutions at Fortune 500 companies and organizations across the country such as Duke Energy, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, MasterCard, IBM, US Mint, Atrium Healthcare and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  In addition, she has successfully partnered with business leaders of all levels to provide educational and learning solutions that meet organizational and individual development needs. 


…is a former Director and Ministry Leader of the Youth Toastmasters program at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. During an eight year span,  over 100 high-school students received coaching and training in public speaking and leadership skills and graduated from the program. These former graduates are successfully using their skills in undergraduate and graduate school, the military and in their chosen career fields. Many of these young graduates have spoken to audiences of 500+, performed in TV commercials, led rallies and raised funds for worthy causes in the US and abroad. 


...has coached young speakers who have competed in local oratorical contests.  These students have won top contest honors, placed 1st through 5th in rankings, received awards and earned over $5,000 in scholarships. 

…has received the Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) award, the highest honor received from Toastmasters International for outstanding accomplishment in public speaking and leadership.


…is a Past President of the Friendship Toastmasters club. Under her leadership, the club received its first and the highest club recognition of President's Distinguished Club.  As the Area Governor of six Toastmasters clubs, Crystal led the clubs to achieved the highest area recognition of President's Distinguished Area.  At the District level, Crystal was appointed to the position of Youth Leadership Chair for Toastmasters District 37.  

…holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training from NC A &T State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UNC-Charlotte.

…is dedicated to motivating and inspiring public speakers to grow, glow and  present their best self!