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Single dad of two makes history, one of few Black speakers inducted into Hall of Fame

by Special to the AFRO

August 29, 2023

Delatorro McNeal II is now among the ranks of legendary speakers as a member of the National Speaker Association Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy of the National Speaker Association)

By the National Speaker Association

Delatorro McNeal II, a single dad of two daughters, has been a professional speaker for 20 years, and has now made history as one of the only African Americans to be inducted into the National Speaker Association (NSA) Hall of Fame.

Delatorro was inducted live at the 50th Anniversary of NSA’s Influence Convention in Orlando, Florida in front of 900 fellow speakers, authors, coaches, consultants and experts from all over the world. Less than 300 people in the world have ever been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and only nine of them are Black.

Through this designation, Dr. Delatorro now joins the ranks of legendary speakers like Les Brown, Dr. Willie Jolley, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Connie Podesta, Colin Powell, Og Mandino, Dr. Nido Qubein and many others.

Dr. Delatorro has delivered over 4,000 paid presentations globally and is the author of 8 books. His latest book Shift Into a Higher Gear is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller. He is also a 4-time repeat Expert Guest on NBC’s Today Show, and a 2022 recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.

Delatorro holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design and Curriculum Development from Florida State University. He is also the founder of a 3-day boot camp for aspiring speakers called Crush The Stage.

In addition, he has also invested the last 15 years of his career mentoring speakers, authors, coaches and influencers through his signature 3-Day Bootcamp called Crush The Stage. To date, he has coached over 500 students to create success in their own speaking and publishing careers.

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