About Chris

chris dChris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a Technical Presentations Specialist helping technical professionals improve their presentation and communication skills so they can get more results, get promoted and lead better. He is also a Keynote Speaker, Leadership Trainer, Columnist, and Author. 

He authored and published four books to date: The Gift of the Ordinary, Move Closer to Your Dreams Today, Living Large in the Little Things, and SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation w/ Competence & Confidence. 

He is also a columnist for the Herald Express, a weekly newspaper in Baguio City. His column called The Speaker (formerly TheYoungMind) continues to inspire and instruct readers in the Cordillera and nearby regions.

Chris is a graduate of BS Accountancy and BS Financial & Management Accounting (Cum Laude) from the University of the Cordilleras. As a Certified Public Accountant, he served as an auditor with Punongbayan & Araullo, and as a process improvement analyst and marine payroll accountant with Thome Ship Management-ROHQ in Makati City where he last served as a supervisor.

He has been an active member of the prestigious Toastmasters International since 2010. He is a two-time Division Speech Champion. In 2016, he landed 3rd place in the national level (District 75) for the International Speech Contest. In 2017, he was awarded the certificate Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest norm granted to members across the globe. He has been taking on leadership roles in the club and area level; this year, he serves as the Division G Director.

Different groups of students, out-of-school youth, teachers, community workers, entrepreneurs, employees of different levels, priests, pastors, and men-in-uniform have been part of his audiences. He is one of the country’s rising inspirational speakers of today.

Believing that with better speakers, we can build a better society, he founded the Public Speaking Institute offering online courses and live workshops on public speaking and presentation skills.

It is his vision to see competent technical professionals become more effective communicators and leaders in their fields.

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