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Resident hailed as top public speaker

18 Feb 2014

Resident hailed as top public speaker Image

Glenn Capelli is a man of the world, travelling all over the planet on the professional speaker circuit.

Mr Capelli has been a professional speaker for years and last year was recognised as the National Speakers Association Australia’s (NSAA) Keynote Speaker of the Year.

The 2014 awards were held on February 14-17 at Crown Casino, but Mr Capelli officially holds his title until April.

“It’s nifty to get recognised. I started my business in 1987, so hopefully it shows I’ve been getting better every year. It’s one of the things I teach people, so I need to be doing it myself,” Mr Capelli said.

He also explained that through the awards and the NSAA he really enjoyed mentoring younger speakers.

“We don’t need another Anthony Robbins in the world, one might be enough. We don’t want another Glenn Capelli either, it’s about every person being the best them that they can be, with their unique stories.”

He hails from a teaching background but told Southbank Local News that he was sick of having to teach to a curriculum and wanted more freedom.

“I’m a teacher by trade, but now I get to write my own curriculum. When I started I was teaching history, economics and English and in many ways I’m still teaching these things,”

Despite his wide and varied travels, Mr Capelli considers himself lucky to call Southbank home.

“Whether presenting in Beijing, Prague, Los Angeles, Rio, Bangkok or Bendigo, it is wonderful to return to my Freshwater Place abode on Southbank.”

“I moved here from Kalgoorlie, so Melbourne’s a bit different, but it’s such an innovative city. You can go down to Boyd Community Hub, just how fantastic is that set up!”

Mr Capelli’s enthusiasm for public speaking is very obvious and he said he was looking forward to many years ahead in the field.

“I still feel like as if I’m just beginning.”

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