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World Champion of Public Speaking 2000

“The measure of a speech is not in the awards of praise a speaker received. The measure of a speech is in its ability to change behavior. Ed’s speech challenged me to re-think some of my own responses and made me want to change the way I do things.”~Marsha H. Perkins – IT Coordinator, FedEx


  • Pitch to Win: How to sell your products, services, and yourself, in minutes!
  • Manage Things, Lead People: Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way!
  • Get Yes! To Your Request
  • Making Managers into Leaders


Why Choose Ed Tate?

Since 1998, Ed has been principal of Ed Tate & Associates, LLC, a professional development firm that provides keynote presentations and workshops, as well as in-person and do-it-yourself tools and expertise on High-Stakes Business Presentations: How to Sell Products, Services and Yourself!


Ed’s success in business has spanned more than two decades. For 14 years, he was a successful national account executive selling over $500 million in products and services to corporations and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. He co-created two business units that produced over $1.25 billion in revenue.


As a speaker, Ed is respected and sought after throughout the world. In the well-known Toastmasters world, Ed won the coveted Toastmasters International 2000 World Championship of Public Speaking, finishing ahead of 354,000 members from 141 countries. To date, he has spoken professionally in all 50 states, 24 countries and on five continents.


Ed became the Training Executive for the Denver Rocky Mountain News where he established a training department with over 27 programs and 1,100 employee-attendees annually. In 2001, Ed led a transition team to merge the 145-year-old “Rocky” with its 125-year-old rival, The Denver Post, in a deal that involved more than 5,000 people.

In a hyper-competitive world with short attention spans, you’ve got less than a minute to grab and keep the attention of your prospective customers. Pitch to Win teaches you Story-Selling – how to use your stories and style to drive business. This skill separates you from your competitors. Speak, present and communicate with poise, power, and persuasion. Make a high impact in a short period. The competitor who speaks with poise, power, persuasion and drives results − wins. They win with their customers, employees, peers, families and themselves.


Toastmasters changed Ed’s life. He has been a member of the organization since 1997. He credits his speaking career to this International organization. To give back, Ed offers the organization and their members his time and coaching services for those on their way to the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Ed Tate will challenge your audience…

  • To close more business.
  • Notice the benefits of using influence over authority.
  • Discover the benefits of using their influence first and their power last
  • Support the choice of self-responsibility


Brace yourself, this list is longggggg! MDRT, Verizon, Veritas, AstraZeneca, Coors, Dell, Farmers insurance, General Motors, Hallmark Cards, Johnson & Johnson, LendingTree, Nestle, PWC and many more.


As an author, Ed co-wrote Motivational Selling: Advice on selling effectively, staying motivated and being a peak sales producer. He was also a contributor to Stories Trainers Tell (2003, Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer) and The Seven Strategies of Master Presenters (2004, Career Press). Additionally, Ed co-produced the six-CD audio album, Speaking Secrets of the Champions and the four-CD audio album, Connect with Any Audience.


Ed Tate is Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 2000. From 354,000 participants from 141 countries, it was Ed who was left standing as the winner.


Las Vegas, NV

ED TATE is available for Keynote Speaking, Public Appearances, Master of Ceremonies, Corporate Events, Toastmasters Annual Conference, Autograph Signings, and Endorsements.