Michael Davis of Speaking CPR understands how to tell a great story but his path to living out his passion of being a great speaker and world class coach took a few unexpected turns.

In this episode of the Unshakable Habits podcast, Michael and I discuss the importance of mentors and coaches, being willing to change course, and doing the hard work of developing the right skills.

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What is Speaking CPR?

We help you take the guess work out of speeches, presentations and business stories so you can become a more confident and impactful communicator.
With our Influential Speaking, Influential Storytelling and Influential Online Presentations blueprints, you’ll gain the confidence to create sales presentations, speeches, seminars, networking messages or marketing materials that get results in-person and online.

Who is Michael Davis?


When you hire a coach, trainer or speaker, do you want someone who has experience and expertise?


Michael Davis’s work is focused on helping you attract more clients, create more efficient teams and increase your influence through more effective speaking, business storytelling and online presentations. He helps experienced speakers, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals confidently deliver memorable and meaningful talks of any length, even on short notice.


His passion for effective presenting was born on a desk when he was in first grade. He was being punished for breaking a class rule. The embarrassment of being ridiculed by his classmates kept him from effectively presenting for the next 25 years. This didn’t change until the day his boss told him, “Either get better at giving presentations or we’ve got to let you go! ”That motivated Michael to deal with his fear. With the help of mentors he met through Toastmasters and the National Speakers Association, he discovered the skills and tools to manage his fear, become an effective speaker and uncover his talent for training others to become world class presenters and business storytellers. And he continues to learn more about the craft everyday.


His training and coaching programs focus on the fundamentals of speaking and storytelling that enable you to develop presentations that connect with every audience, deliver them in an authentic style and create a call-to-action that gets tangible results.


Michael is a highly-sought presentation skills coach, author and speaker. He has trained business leaders, sales professionals, professional speakers and TEDx speakers on four continents to deliver talks that have been viewed over 3 million times. He is also a faculty member and coach at Stage Time University and Rooftop Leadership. He currently lives in Blue Ash, Ohio with his family, and the overlords of their house, Sky the Super Chihuahua and her underling, Riley the Mini-Chihuahua.


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About the Author Stephen Box

Inspired by his own 80lb weight loss, Stephen Box has dedicated over a decade to the fitness and wellness industry helping others achieve better health by taking their habits from unsustainable to unshakable - without relying on willpower.⁣ ⁣ He is a habit-change specialist, motivational speaker, and host of the Unshakable Habits podcast. Stephen holds certifications as an Elite Fitness Trainer, Transformation Specialist, Online Fitness Trainer, and Sports Nutritionist.⁣ ⁣ When he's not helping clients or speaking he enjoys doing Bible study, spending time with his wife Marclyn, co-hosting the Play Callers Sports Talk Show, or catching the latest Marvel movie.

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