John is an international speaker, trainer and lawyer. He has worked at a major Canadian law firm, the United Nations, the World Health Organization and is now a full-time professional speaker. John was born in Canada and is fluent in English and French, and conversant in Italian, Arabic and German. A seven-time District Champion of Toastmasters International speech contests, he has 25 years of public speaking experience. John writes a popular blog about public speaking, “Manner of Speaking,” which was chosen by Prezi (known for its cloud-presentation software) as one of the “Top 100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See.” He is also the co-creator of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. John lives near Geneva, Switzerland where he enjoys cycling, skiing and performing improv comedy with his troupe, “The Renegade Saints.”