Christy Demetrakis

What people are saying about Christy..


"Investing in my own personal and professional development, I enrolled in a course on public speaking taught by Christy Demetrakis, the Speakers Training Camp. The course was awesome - the materials I will reference for years to come! It's all about Steak, Sizzle and Style! I truly got my money's worth! Thanks Christy."

A. Townsend

"Christy is a fantastic trainer and coach. She has that very special quality of conveying information in a fun and practical way. Her skill in helping others reach their maximum potential is top-rate."

Sue Gaulke, CEO, Successworks

"I hired Christy to help me with two speeches. I am amazed at her ability to digest a wide range of content and then ask penetrating questions that enabled me to get to the core message of my talk. Christy is insightful, personable, and she helped me deliver winning speeches to my audience. Even though her consultation increased my speech writing skills, I would hire her again to offer feedback on the organization and flow of my content. I am an Empowered Speaker because of Christy."

Diane Jordan-Grizzard


Christy's New Book Available

Christy Demetrakis is President and founder of The Empowered Speaker, a communication skills training company. She offers public workshops and customized on-site programs for companies and organizations to improve their public speaking and presentation skills. Christy’s partial list of clients includes Procter & Gamble, the University of Arkansas, the University of Cincinnati, Starfire University, Cincinnati Public Schools and Cobb Vantress. She also served as a breakout session speaker at the 2008 Toastmasters District Conference and the 2010 National Black MBA Conference in Cincinnati. She is also a certified instructor for the Speakers Training Camp™.

Christy has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Speech Communications and Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Christy has spent the last 17 years working in Fortune 500 companies in Management, Sales, Category Management, and Logistics. Her career has spanned companies such as Ralston Purina Pet Food Company, Fort James Corporation, Coors Brewing Company, The Gillette Company, and Procter & Gamble.

Outside of her day job, Christy is very active in her church. She is the President of the Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Worship Choir. She is a Facilitator for the newly created Ministry of Exploits which helps people to implement the steps necessary to achieve their dreams such as starting businesses or writing a book. Christy has a passion for helping people to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit. Her passion shines through in her newly published book titled Faith to Conquer Fear: Inspiration to Achieve Your Dreams.

Christy has been married to James for 16 years and has 2 children and a dog. She lives in Kentucky and is a member of the Network of Executive Women and the African American Chamber of Commerce.

Christy Demetrakis' Presentation Titles

Failure No Option” Entreprenuer’s Circle programs

Beyond the Business of Entrepreneurship”

Successful entrepreneurs possess critical skill sets beyond those required for the everyday management of their business. Mastery of the “soft skills” gives them the edge. Whether you are an entrepreneur or in the early stages of considering an entrepreneurial endeavor, this workshop is for you. “Beyond the Business of Entrepreneurship” is an interactive, hands-on workshop that will provide tools to bring your vision to life. You will receive start up tips and develop tangible communication and networking skills you can begin leveraging immediately to create new opportunities.

Keynote - “Faith to Conquer Fear: Inspiration to Achieve your Dreams”(based on book)

The Empowered Speaker Communication Programs

"Putting it all together"

Delivery is but one component of a great speech. The structure of your speech is critical to ensuring you effectively and clearly communicate your message in a way your audience understands. This workshop will teach you how to organize your speech leveraging a format you will use again and again.

"Sell it in 30 seconds or less!"

Whether you are marketing a new product or riding in the elevator with Senior Management, you should always be prepared to pitch your idea or highlight your successes in 30 seconds or less. In this workshop, you will learn the value of an elevator speech and create your own.

"What are you saying when you're not talking?"

Eye contact, good posture, firm handshakes, and overall appearance are critical for positive first impressions and overall success. This session is designed for participants to learn how to effectively leverage nonverbal communication for their benefit.

"Acing the interview"

It takes more than being smart to excel in an interview. It is critical to understand the preparation needed before the interview, the dynamics of the actual interview and follow up after the interview. This coaching session will benefit those seeking internships as well as those seeking full time jobs.


• 1 - 2 hour workshop

• Keynote

Multi Day Programs / Workshop

The SpeakersTrainingCampTM is an expert, hands on training that will prepare you to become a more confident and dynamic public speaker.


The SpeakersTrainingCampTM will train you to:


  • Captivate your audience

  • Cut your presentation preparation time in half

  • Create a more dynamic presenting style

  • Master Powerpoint presentations

  • Organize your thoughts using the SpeakersTrainingCampTM Presentation Planner

  • Apply 13 techniques for handling nervousness

  • …and more!


Who Should Attend?


• Any individual interested in improving their presentation skills and becoming a more powerful communicator.

• Sales people, Sales Managers, Corporate Trainers, Human Resource personnel, lawyers, educational trainers, Authors, Organization and association specialists


Professional Speakers Bureau International

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