Kerry Austin has been a Toastmaster for over 16 years. He is a member of Distinguished Toastmasters in Norman and has won numerous speaking-awards but his most noted award is being selected as the 2018 Toastmasters International Speech Contest winner for the state of Oklahoma and 2008 Winner of the Humorous Speech Contest winner for the state of Oklahoma. Kerry is the recipient of the 2007 Dale Carnegie Leadership “Highest Award for Achievement”. He is also the creator and developer of Picture Perfect Memory Training and has authored 2 books, “Picture Perfect Memory” and “i Motivate”. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University. Although he has had many successes his proudest moments have been as a veteran of the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country for over 12-years.
Picture Perfect Memory
Picture Perfect Memory is an extraordinary memory system for ordinary people. Kerry Austin originally created this system to help with his difficulty in learning. After failing all college level classes his freshman year, Kerry had a remarkable turnaround. The memory system is designed to share with people from all walks of life his incredible discovery and personal techniques for remembering. After being called stupid by a former supervisor Kerry was inspired to dig his heels in and prove to himself as well as the rest of the world that he was far from stupid. He calls it studying smarter not harder. It is not only great for academics but great for business too. In this fun interactive workshop he teaches you to recall names, the purpose for remembering those names, why people don’t remember information, and instant recall techniques. You will remember and recall information, improve your network, build new relationships, increase your confidence, as well as remember notes for presentations.
Have You Lost Your Mind Boy?
If you want a good laugh this is the speech. Kerry used this speech to win the 2008 Oklahoma Humorous Speech Contest. This is an award winning humorous speech. He lost his mind in a bicycle accident. He has never been the same. After several hilarious incidents, his astma preaching father helped him find it again. Many laughs have come from Kerry and his many issues following that incident.
Why Are You still Here?
This is a motivational and inspirational speech sprinkled with humor. Kerry inspires the audience and challenges them to find their purpose and potential that they were born with. Everybody has something to give. You will be encouraged and motivated to find out why you were born and to know why you are still here.
2018 District 16 International Speech Contest Winner
2008 District 16 Humorous Speech Contest Winner