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Ramona J. Smith is an international award-winning public speaker who holds the prestigious title
of the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. She is a powerhouse, a gracious woman
beyond measure one who courageously surpassed over 30,000 people to receive such an
illustrious honor. Her ubiquitous stage presence and poised intellectual delivery of various
topics has made Ramona one of the most sought-after public speakers in the world.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, audiences admire her unrivaled ability to captivate and
connect with individuals from across the globe of all races and ethnicities. Her eBook "A World Champion's Guide to Public Speaking: 10 Optimal Tips to Master the Art of Public Speaking" has sold thousands of copies worldwide. She has given keynote
addresses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Malaysia
and India. Ramona has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from
the famed Baldwin Wallace University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing
an Executive MBA from Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas.
Ramona spends a great deal of her time traveling the world delivering encouraging messages of
hope, triumph, perseverance, leadership and love. She has been featured on,
Business Insider,, and a number of other creditable news outlets. In addition to being an author, poet, global public speaking trainer and coach; her greatest
joy is being Ryan's mom.

Meet the Champ: About Me
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Meet the Champ: Experience


May 25, 2019

Keynote Speaker, 
Breaking Barriers 2019 Toastmasters International Conference


Keynote Speaker,
DELC 2019 Toastmasters International

March 15-16, 2019


February 3-10, 2019

Keynote Speaker,
Sri Lanka Symposium Toastmasters Club
Bahrain Society of Engineers
Capital Club Bahrain
University of Bahrain
Gulf Petrochemicals Industries Co.
Ibn Khuldoon School
Supreme Council of Women

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