About Steve Boyd

Steve Boyd has been involved in the study and practice of communication all his adult life. At age 26, he won the Toastmasters International Speech Contest. He completed the Ph.D. degree in Speech Communication from theUniversityofIllinoisat age 27. 

He is currently Emeritus Professor of Speech Communication in the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University, where he received the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” award. His articles on motivation and communication-related topics have appeared in various magazines and journals, and his four books on public speaking have sold over 30,000 copies.  

His interest in communication skills and personal development has taken him beyond the classroom. He is a popular after-dinner speaker and keynoter for meetings and conventions. His website is www.sboyd.com.

 Steve conducts seminars and workshops for businesses and associations whose people want to speak and listen more effectively to improve personal and professional productivity. He always uses stories to maintain attention and make his points clearly.

Steve and his wife Lanita, a freelance writer, now live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati. Their daughter Kelsey and her husband Stephen live in Bellevue, Kentucky, with grandson Findlay. Son Josh and wife Gina are the parents of granddaughter Kinley and grandson Knox and live in Lafayette, Indiana. The dog finally died.


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